Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bye-bye 2016!




Remember only the good.

Continue seeing the good.
Be passionate.
Be compassionate.
Eat plant-based food.
Let everybody live.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

A little sprite




Can you notice a little sprite?

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

A study in scarlet




Dear Janar, happy birthday!


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Calm vol. 124



Can you guess what this is?

Reminds a little of gingerbread, isn't it?


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Stained glass windows



Do you notice, during the holiday season or any other day the beautiful stained glass windows in the buildings or rather not?

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Ülle Pohjanheimo


I like this kind of christmassy candid portrait of Ülle Pohjanheimo in Riga. Below you can read more about the mission of the clothing design company.


Clothes are part of our daily attire, they embody who we are and what we choose to express. Contemporary wardrobes have evolved over time, as we are evermore globally connected. True luxury can therefore be found in essentials that are both functional and effortlessly elegant. POHJANHEIMO provides a neat collage of garments that seamlessly transition from day to night whilst striking a fine balance between work and play. The studio proposes a selection of independent, chic and confident elements for modern cosmopolitans. Our underplayed styles do not aspire to overshadow, but instead encourage each individual to call their own shots. Each piece has been developed out of need, following a longstanding sartorial narrative that has been carefully maintained over decades. Elegant, confident and aspirational.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Leave the baggage...



...just enjoy the Christmas.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!






Wherever you are, whoever you are, whenever you read this - hope you're having wonderful time during this season. Love, be loved and be blessed.

Merry Christmas!


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Friday, December 23, 2016

Hope your season is filled with love







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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lovely evening




How I just love the evening sun light....


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Calm vol. 123


It is almost Christmas!



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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Lihula Manor





A 13th century bishop and guild manor is nowaday’s known as Lihula museum. The museum gives overview of the history of South Läänemaa, Lihula and its fortress. The museum displays many interesting findings of archaeological studies. Visitors often admire the exhibition of local ethnographical materials like traditional clothing, carpets and tools. Special expositions are held during the summer months. Good to know: Lihula Tourism Information office is situated in the same building.
Though the building looks like very torn inside, it is still nice and cozy place - worthy of checking out!


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Monday, December 19, 2016

Nadeźda



Homeless animals are blessed to know her!

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Estonian patriot



14th of June is a Day of Mourning in Estonia. I was asked to take photos of the day few years ago and I cam across few men like that - dressed modern, but in Estonian flag colors and wearing Estonian flag pin and cap. Most likely he was deported or had to fight during the crazy times in Estonia. Country is sitting deep in their hearts.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

T-Bone



One of the most famous gangsters in Tartu!

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter bliss



Little bit of light is fading...long winter days.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Katre's grandmother




How many of us still have such grandmothers in a farmhouse?

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Calm vol. 122



I used to be afraid of this statue. It is tall and the facial expression is mean. This was dedicated to a young poet, who is commonly regarded as a herald of Estonian national literature and the founder of modern Estonian poetry. His literary career was cut short by the tuberculosis that killed him at the age of 21. His birthday is celebrated, as an Estonian Mother Tongue Day - 14th of March. I also remember that he used to walk from Riga to Tartu by foot, which is quite a distance.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Satellite days



When I was growing up, these satellite dishes just popped up here and there. There were so many of them and I loved counting how many some buildings may have. 
It was all when we got back our independence and things were there for us - open for grabs. We grabbed like crazy these many foreign tv stations through the satellite dishes. We loved watching movies and German ads, which we didn't understand, but we enjoyed seeing toys, sweets and happy children.
What an era! Now there are only few left and I am not sure this one is even there where I found it few years ago. Architectural landscape is changing.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Mother's day out



What better way it is to spend your spring Sunday than cycling your children!

Go mom!


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Sunday, December 11, 2016

When little boys grow up



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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fly in despair



Unresolved situation.

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Two worlds


Higher




Lower



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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Speaking to a wall




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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Calm vol. 121



Very common view in Supilinn, Tartu.


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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

When Estonian National Museum was not yet a building







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Monday, December 05, 2016

Ines



It was exactly three years ago today when I took this photo of Ines and when I enjoyed last time her wonderful vocals in a concert. I met her few times after this event,but never got to hear her music again. It is getting close to holiday season, so let this photo be as an introduction to the wonderful December.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Party



Estonian man is all about party.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Goldcrest



The cutest and the smallest bird in Estonia. It was a pain in the ass to catch actually a shot or two of the beautiful bird. It takes a moment to find her on the photo :)


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Friday, December 02, 2016

Frost





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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Rainy drive





Happy December!



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