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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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Interiors of a former mental hospital

Lapinlahti mental hospital in Helsinki was the oldest in Finland and one of the oldest European psychiatric care institutions, now under renovation. It was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel and served as hospital from 1841 to 2008. Today it is getting a new live … Continue reading

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Staircase in sepia and color

One staircase, two angle of views, one pictured in sepia black and white, the other in colour. Were the colors of the walls and tiles on the floor carefully selected by the architects? – Does  the colour processing change the feeling … Continue reading

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Balcony

Two chairs on a small balcony between the walls. Tight space cleverly used. When in Tallinn, Estonia, check the end of the alley here in the Old Town.

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Arcade

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Jazz in front of Paul-Löbe-Haus, Berlin

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Berlin Photo Diary: Windows, one open, 51 closed

Well, it does not mean much, you can keep your window open or not, or if you have a satellite disc or not. These are just two houses in Berlin, Nöldnerstraße, ex-Eastern side. Architecture of that time. But I wonder, why … Continue reading

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Walking in Powerscourt Garden and House, Ireland

Powerscourt Estate in Ireland is one of the finest gardens in the world, if you believe National Geographic listing. I believe. It is impressive. The house is less spectacular, quite a commercial – shops, restaurant – building today. It was destroyed in a fire 1974, … Continue reading

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – About new architecture

Two different views to the new architecture in Berlin. The first is a site of new buildings of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) on the northern side of river Spree, at Kapelle-Ufer Street. Administrative … Continue reading

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – Look up!

Three great ceilings in Berlin. It’s always a good thing to look up.

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