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ECEA Summer Days 2019 - Alchemist Translations
Aug 232019
 

Another year, another two days well spent with colleagues. This time, the summer days were held in an Estonian border town of Narva.

After checking in Hotel Narva, we had lunch in the hotel restaurant. Good food and great company really made everyone feel welcome. I also got a chance to admire a a bike enthusiast’s thoroughly decorated motorcycle.

Life won’t sparkle …
… unless YOU do!

Pleasant conversations abounding, we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Narva Museum, dominated by the impressive Narva Castle.

Narva Castle

As expected, the views were spectacular both in the courtyard and on the walls.

Courtyard attractions
Yours truly enjoying a mulled & spiced juice. The horse didn’t want any
View from the walls

Throughout the several stories of the tower, there were various displays, including a snug little cannon.

Boom!

After that, we headed for the Narva College, situated next to the Town Hall.

Narva Town Hall

In the College, we had a seminar followed by a group project on plain language use (something that has become very dear to me over the years as a translator and editor). The said group project aimed to design an introductory leaflet for Eesti Keeletoimetajate Liit.

The second day, we visited the once-famous Kreenholm factory complex.

A Kreenholm manufacturing building
A medieval castle? No, a Kreenholm building
Impressive from near AND far…

To sum up, everyone seemed to have a blast – the cultural mixed with the educational. Until next time!