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Old October 27th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #101
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Latvian town of Cesis.
BTW where exactly you found that coffin?
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #102
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Latvian town of Cesis.
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At the castle grounds of Cesis-castle.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #103
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There are some displays in the Castle museum in Narva, Estonia
They show Narva before the Second World War, after the war and during the construction of the new town.

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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #104
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Some final pictures of this intriguing border town.


482. Town Hall area.


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486. Narva Kunsti Galerii.


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488. Some pics taken from the castle tower.


489. The famous Kreenholm textile factory.


490. Narva power plant.


491. The rebuilt Lutheran Alexander Church.


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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:03 PM   #105
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This made me laugh ,Lenin pointing at our capitalist beer he should be holding a six pack of beer,then it would be really perfect...
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Nice photos,Benonie! Nice to see some views tourists usually don't bother to seek out. Can't wait for Latvian part...
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:24 AM   #106
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In the museum historical pictures the Soviet planning/buildings doesn't look that bad. And I have noticed it several times, when I see 30-40 years old pics of commieblock districts - freshly built, with all being new and spruce, they looks almost idyllic. Especially like the first pic (left upper corner) here, real "Soviet dream"
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Old November 1st, 2009, 06:40 PM   #107
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This made me laugh ,Lenin pointing at our capitalist beer he should be holding a six pack of beer,then it would be really perfect...
Thanks! It's one of my favourites too.
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In the museum historical pictures the Soviet planning/buildings doesn't look that bad. And I have noticed it several times, when I see 30-40 years old pics of commieblock districts - freshly built, with all being new and spruce, they looks almost idyllic. Especially like the first pic (left upper corner) here, real "Soviet dream"
I thought the same thing. The communist dream didn't look so bad in those days. The old town was destroyed and the homeless people needed a lot of new, modern, collective houses...quickly!
The lack of maintenance and modernisation over the decades made this apartment buildings old fashioned, grey and ugly.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 11:29 PM   #108
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Hi Benonie...
what an amazing collection of photos. I like how you compose your subject in each frame...your pictures speak for themselves and that make it very interesting. I'm striving to do the same.

your shots on that Patarei prison ...it is touching..one can feel the drama, the emotion that pervaded on its walls if that one could imagine what went through and surely comes out depressed.

thanks dude for sharing your experience.

Pls. check:http://http://www.skyscrapercity.com...d.php?t=973646

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:56 PM   #109
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Thanks a lot Capricon!
unfortunatly I can't open your link...
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Old November 4th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #110
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We're going south to Narva, passing the Russian-Orthodoxe PŘhtitsa Convent
en the giant Peipsi-Lake on the Russian border. The little town of Mustvee has got 4 churches: Orthodox, Baptist, Lutheranian and 'Old Believers'.


493. The Russian-Orthodoxe PŘhtitsa Convent.


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498. R.I.P....


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500. Lake Peipsi- or Peipus. One of the biggest in Europe.


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505. Mustvee.


506. Church of 'Old Believers'.


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509. We're reaching Tartu, capital of the South.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #111
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Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia with a population of 103.000.
In contrast to Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual and cultural hub, especially since it is home to Estonia's oldest and most renowned university. Situated 186 km southeast of Tallinn, the city is the centre of southern Estonia. The Emaj§gi river, which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia, crosses Tartu. The city is served by Tartu Airport.
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Tartu. Modern Town

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Old November 8th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #112
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Tartu Old Town

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Old November 8th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #113
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Tartu Old town is an example of how most of Baltic towns would look like, if not the wars.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #114
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Although Tartu was also seriously damaged during the war.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #115
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Although Tartu was also seriously damaged during the war.
I didn't know that. But I noticed the western part of the city was mainly post-war architecture, so I suppose this area was bombed?
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #116
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Tartu: University and around.

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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #117
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Nice shots and good idea for a trip !

Suomenlinna looks like a nice getaway.

It's interesting how Tallinn looks architecturally and from an urban planning perspective soo different from Helsinki even though it's basically across the bay.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #118
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Nice shots and good idea for a trip !

Suomenlinna looks like a nice getaway.

It's interesting how Tallinn looks architecturally and from an urban planning perspective soo different from Helsinki even though it's basically across the bay.
And there's a simple reason: Helsinki was a planned city. Helsinki was built to compete with Tallinn on the Baltic Sea. That's why it IS right across the Gulf of Finland
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Old November 10th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #119
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OMG, what a visual effect - those people in windows looks so real! I even didn't understand are they real or not for a while.
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Nice shots and good idea for a trip !

Suomenlinna looks like a nice getaway.

It's interesting how Tallinn looks architecturally and from an urban planning perspective soo different from Helsinki even though it's basically across the bay.
From what I have read, Tallinn basically stopped developing after 17th century when St. Petersburg was founded. That is the reason why medival charm is preserved there.
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