I love Soviet-era commieblock areas and buildings both in former USSR and in Eastern Europe. Highway ("Magistraal" in Estonian) takes me through such areas and some nice blocks are located right next to them. I am happy that I can enjoy these buildings and areas in my hometown Tallinn every day. (In case you wanted to see shopping mall Magistral in Mustamäe, please go to http://www.magistral.ee.)
The capital of Valga county is Valga. It's one of two cities that have other half on the other side of the border, in Latvia in this case. Latvian part is called Valka, there will be a special post of Valka too. These are just some few random photos before my real commieblock tour here in 2010.
And the same closer. My brother used to live on the highest floor in this one! The balcony was really scary and like falling down any second...