"Admire the customised weather vanes!" Klaipeda Things to Do Tip by CatherineReichardt

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  Weather vanes in Nida
by CatherineReichardt

One of the strongest images I have of the Curonian Spit are of the ornate tin weathervanes that adorn many of the roofs. The weathervanes were first developed for identification purposes on fishing boats in the nineteenth century, but have long since been incorporated into house design and feature bold geometric designs in white, blue, red and black that have been personalised over generations to provide information on the family concerned.

Even if you don't have room for one on your roof, it is possible to buy wooden models of these weathervanes as souvenirs: ours now has pride of place in our kitchen!

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2012
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