Saturday 28 July 2012

108 Tõravere 07.07.12

Very small "town" close to Tartu, perhaps it's rather a village. Obviously known by the observatory. I've watched few comets there through a big telescope back in the second half of 1990's. Enjoy!

If only somebody could tell when these were built! My friend who has visited cinema in Tõravere in his childhood said that these houses didn't exist back then but the architecture of these is like from 1930's.

I can't believe my eyes...

Such an extraordinary house in such a small place! But it is evident why it is there: for astronomers! Houses like that were ideal back then (1970's) and so, since the place is very small, they were given a special luxurious house for living. The observatory is very close to here. There was cinema and shop in the first floor.

This view looks like a painting of Toomas Vint!

And this one is like another of his paintings!

I once drew a picture in a similar fashion ("Ilmatsalu 3, Tartu") and I got inspiration from a building.

The observatory (Tartu Observatoorium,

I am sorry that I didn't take a picture of the old building, I suppose it was much more "genuine".

107 Veriora in July 2012

Another little post with some newer pictures from Veriora, a small town in Southern Estonia, 9-10.07.12.

Arriving from a bicycle trip. Home sweet home.

Former soviet-time air-raid shelter. The sign is still on the wall, like painted yesterday... Today it is almost a  derelict basement that gets flooded every spring.

Very nice car!

The newest block in this small block-area. I remember that time when it was built and how I climbed up there on the second floor.

A very special and luxurious block having 6 apartments only, each having two floors.

Railway station.

And coming back. Some works were going on, they put pipes in the ground or something.

Saturday 14 July 2012

106 Mustamäe in autumn and winter 2009



Newly renovated Tallinna Tööstushariduskeskus. I've taken photos before renovation but I can't find them at the moment...

E. Vilde way.

 Mustamäe way.

Former "Kännukukk" area, seen from Lehola busstop.

After the rain.


In the morning.

In the morning. 

 I won a special prize for this one in a photo contest "Mustamäe 50", I titled it as "Mustamäe will never get completed".

It was only 8:30PM but so dark already!

Strange snowfall. Three photos from left to right.

I could understand this when the wind was from the left but it wasn't! It probably changed too quickly after I checked it out.



What a nice way to finish a year, isn't it?