New memorial for victims of communism in Tallinn, Estonia

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Memorial for communism victims in Tallinn, Estonia

This place is the new memorial for victims of communist terror in Estonia, inflicted by Soviet Union during the 50 years of occupation. The memorial, opened in 2018, includes a path between two black walls running from symbolical “home garden” to the sea below. These walls have about 22 000 names of people who were either murdered or lost their … Read More

Keila-Joa Waterfall in Estonia

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Keila-Joa Waterfall in Estonia

Keila-Joa is a village about 30 kilometers from Tallinn in Estonia. Keila-Joa boasts a well-known place of interest in Estonia: a waterfall located in a park of old manor house and a hydroelectric powerplant. Keila-Joa park, powerplant and manor house concentrate around the waterfalls that have been used for centuries. First mentions of a mill functioning there date back to … Read More

The Toolse castle in Estonia

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Toolse castle ruins in Estonia

The Toolse castle is a medieval castle located in the village of Toolse in eastern Estonia, right on the northern coast of the country. Drive to Toolse from Tallinn takes about 1,5 hours. The Toolse village can be found close to a small and sleepy town of Kunda. Kunda itself was known for it´s concrete factory that was opened in … Read More

Estonian scenery: Pandju islet, Tallinn bay

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Pandju islet, Tallinn bay, Estonia

This is Pandju islet in the Tallinn Bay, Estonia. It´s a small island which is, as you see, connected to shore by a narrow strech of land that is baerly above water. At least during low tide. (Tides aren´t that dramatic in Baltic Sea.) You can find this place in Viimsi, a neighboring municipality to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. If … Read More

Pakri cliffs and lighthouse in Estonia

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Pakri cliffs and lighthouse in Estonia

Estonia is known for it´s limestone coastline. As sea eats away at limestone shores, it has created a common sight on Estonia´s north coast: high limestone cliffs that fall vertically to the sea. Often the vertical walls look like they´re cut with a knife. This cliff and lighthouse at Pakri, close to a town called Paldiski some 50 kilometers away … Read More

Sunset in Neeme, Estonia

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Sunset in Neeme, Estonia

Neeme is a small-ish peninsula some 40 kilometers from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. How did I discover this beautiful place? I spend quite a bit of time in Estonia with my family. This time we were there on a summer vacation. My method of finding new interesting places is simple: by going to Instagram and checking out what kind … Read More