Donnerstag, 26. September 2013

Trip to Pärnu, Viljandi and the wild nature in between

At the weekend I had the oppurtunity to participate in a trip to South Estonia organized by the International Club of the University, which was very cool. On the first day we made some stops in the nature. We stopped at a waterfall and then went to Pärnu which is the summercapital of Estonia, whith one of hte biggest and widest sandbeaches in Estonia and some mudbathes and a long tradition of being a Baltic Bath. The next day we visited the naturepark with sandunes and swamps wich was very cool, because it was big and empty and silent and the weather was so good. Afterwards we went to see a tiny, haunted cave and the smallest town of Estonia. There we observed a huge ruin and more of idyllic autumn landscape. We took quartier a the beaver farm. The stay there was the highlight of the trip. Everything there was just beautiful, cosy and romantic and the food was sooo good! We were the onlyones there and so we decided to heat the smoke sauna and splash into the ice cold deep black pond afterwards. AWESOME! The next day we visited Viljandi, which is the place were one of the biggest folk music festivals is held and you can also find a beautiful museum for naive art or art bruit there. Its namend after Paul Kondas a popular estonian naive art painter who lived in Viljandi. Some of his works are also exhibited there.
All in all it was a great weekend!

The tallest trees in Estonia

The swamp

Pärnu beach

Beaver farm

The Sauna pond


Those are paintings of a finnish naive artist

Paul Kondas' Snowflake

View over the Viljandi lakeside

Mittwoch, 25. September 2013

More from Tallinn in the perspective of a visitor

The following are courtesey of Paul.

Viru Hotel KGB Chamber


near Linnahall

Rajekoja plats

Donnerstag, 19. September 2013

Visits are good!

This week I had my friend Paul over and it was really fun! Because of him I finally have some pictures of ME IN ESTONIA. The first pictures are his courtesey. We did a lot of typical things, going to the Balti Jaam Turgu (popular as "Russian market") visiting museums and parks and lingered around the city.
You can get literally everything at Balti Jaam Turgu.

Ocupations Museum

Kadriorg Castle and Museum

The Kadriorg area has a big park and within lies the Kadriorg castle wich was initially build as a "weekend house" for the russian royal family. As history went on it was the "home" of a lot of different people. Estonian primeministers as well as occupators. Now it is the museum for " old Art" and a place were girls (and women) can become princesses.


This is at the beach near Kadriorg and I think the monument honors the russian sea military.

The other day we went to the KGB museum in the Viru Hotel. One of those hotels wich were build during sovjet times and had a secret service etage and a lot of spying technic in it. Since two years visitors are alowed to come and watch the former secret KGB chambers, which were abandoned completly in the rise of the new times which lead to the independence of Estonia.

Hahahahahaha! But do you notice the failure in it?

Aia and Uus tänav streetart.

Fall is coming
The next pictures are from me.

The Flower street near between viru and old town


There is nothing better than a sunny afternoon at Linahall with some sweets and tea. Fortunatley, you can get a lot of estonian and russian, lithuanian or ukrainian sweets at the Balti Jaam Turgu.

Me in the estonian tricolore! :D

My university <3

The new university building
The following are again from Kadriorg and the Kadriorg beach.

Little Merman