Category Archives: Estonia

A wet Merry-go-round (2 days to Christmas)

Merry-go-rounds are fundamental for European Christmas Markets. So in Tallinn, Estonia as well. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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It’s time for hot glögg (4 days to Christmas)

You might call it mulled wine or Glühwein but hear in Nordic countries and Estonia it is glögg. Enjoy! A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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In Mrs. Claus’ shop (5 days to Christmas)

Without decorations there will be no Christmas. And who would be a better shop keeper than Mrs. Claus. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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How can I catch that light? (6 days to Christmas)

Christmas Market at Tallinn, Estonia, 8 December. A young admirer of moving and sparkling lights was a bit frustrated not been able to catch one. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All … Continue reading

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Which way should I look?

A cat checks what is happening on the street in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Apartment buildings in Tallinn

This buildings in Tallinn may not make justice for current Estonian architecture, but there is a certain functional – if not minimalist – charm in these. I guess all are built during the Soviet era (1940-1991), though I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Art from Trash installation exhibition

Some weeks ago I blogged about an environmental art project in connection with the cleaning of the shores of the Gulf of Finland in Helsinki, Tallinn and Turku. The collected debris and trash was then used to create installations according the concept created by artist Kristiina … Continue reading

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Erki Kasemets’ performance art day in Loviisa

Erki Kasemets is an Estonian artist who divides his creative activities into four categories: 1) documenting his private life, 2) polygon theatre, 3) trash art, and 4) performances. He has a keen interest in machines, kinetic art, games and inventing rules for games, … Continue reading

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Art for December 21st: Summer feeling

Johann Köler (1826 – 1899) was a leader of the Estonian national awakening and a painter. I simply love the feeling of this Faithful Guardian (1878), and many details of it, like swallowtail butterfly, hat full of flowers, directions of sights. Kumu, Art … Continue reading

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Great pottery in Tallinn: Asuur Keraamika

If you like to see how great Estonian ceramics is made, you should visit Asuur Ceramics Studio and showroom at Loewenschede Tower (more about the history of the tower here) in the Old Town of Tallinn. The studio was founded already 1993. … Continue reading

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