Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.9



UPDATE: It seems that the present owners of Rummu Quarry may have had a change of heart when it comes to allowing access to the quarry. Recently, we’ve been hearing from other travellers that they’ve paid a three Euro entrance fee and been able to enter the site freely. Rummu Quarry even has its own Facebook page providing weekly opening times (usually midday until 9pm). It may be that this is a temporary arrangement, and only during the summer months so check with them if you are planning a visit (there is even a telephone number!) TripAdvisor is another good source for up to date information.
Info is from here: https://www.kathmanduandbeyond.com/abandoned-estonia-rummu-prison/


HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.8



The GPS coordinates for Rummu prison are 59.22639, 24.19021


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Sunday, December 29, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.7




If you want a clear conscience, keep walking along the dirt road for around ten minutes and soon you will notice sections of the wall that have completely fallen away, meaning you can enter without breaking in. At this point, you are on the southern shore of the lake and can either simply admire what’s left of the prison from here or follow a well-defined path that will lead you back towards it.


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Saturday, December 28, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.6



Keep in mind the area on which the prison is situated is private property. There is no way of entering from the main road as the gate is locked and the wall is high and covered in barbed wire. Most people seem to get in via a gap in the wall on the western side of the quarry but, technically, this is still trespassing.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.5



There is a decent bit of street art on one of the structures but, overall, you don’t need very long at the site unless you are intending to bring a picnic and make a day of it with a spot of swimming and/or lounging around!


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Thursday, December 26, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.4



There isn’t a great deal of the prison left above the surface of the water and the buildings that are visible are just empty shells.


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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.3




Both the quarry, which, when in use, required continual pumping of water, and the prison fell into a state of abandonment after the collapse of the USSR and the subsequent formation of a once-more independent Estonia (1991) and, soon, the entire area turned into a big lake which eventually consumed most of the buildings and associated infrastructure. 


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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.2




It was a hard labour penal institution with about 400 inmates and the lake that you see today used to be a limestone quarry in which the prisoners were put to work.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

The most unlikely Christmas week blog posts: Rummu prison vol.1




The prison is located 45 km southwest of Tallinn, dates back to 1940s Soviet Union.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Straws vs cars vol.6



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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Straws vs cars vol.5


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Friday, December 20, 2019

Straws vs cars vol.4



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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Straws vs cars vol.3



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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Photography exhibition about saved food "Food beyond waste"



I am pleased to inform that I have an important exhibition up in Tartu Public Library from 17th of December. You can visit the exhibition on the II and III floor. This is an exhibition presenting large format photos of saved food. This is a homage to a wonderful volunteer based organization called Foodsharing. They save food from businesses and share it with whoever is interested in the food. Food waste is an extremely pressing environmental problem, which is underrated and needs more attention. The exhibition is up until 18th of January 2019.



If you have any questions about Foodsharing Tartu, please contact them at tartutoidujagamine@protonmail.com

This exhibition is possible because of Cultural Endowment of Tartu, Ülo and Janar Ilves, Merili Alep. NB! Exhibition has English narratives and is free of charge. Mon-Fri 9-20 and Sat 10-16.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Straws vs cars vol.2



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Monday, December 16, 2019

Straws vs cars vol.1



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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.7



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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.6



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Friday, December 13, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.5



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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.4



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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.3



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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.2



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Monday, December 09, 2019

Survey of a model with a red flower vol.1



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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Kairit, happy birthday!


Wishing my favourite cousin wonderful birthday with lots of happy moments!


Weather can surprise you and if you are at the right place, then you can capture such wonderful winter wonderland.

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Saturday, December 07, 2019

A little bit of patience and right settings



We really can't see them with our eyes, if you are not North enough. To see Northern Lights on your photos, you have to have a tripod, know some settings and know when to head out to take photos of them.


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Friday, December 06, 2019

Being at the right place at the right time



Well, though this photo isn't much by the composition, it makes fully up of the light on it.
Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Smart use of equipment



A cool way of using your lens to make your photos more interesting.

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Change of perspective and light



Sometimes just a little change can give you completely different look on your photos.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Creativity and how to use the equipment



I had so much fun while trying to capture myself as three different persons on the same photo. It was difficult, but definitely fun task. Try this!

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Monday, December 02, 2019

The magic of photography


It consists of many factors: being at the right place at the right time, using your creativity and modifying the light with the camera's technical features and well perhaps something else.


This shot takes some technical equipment or a steady hand. It is a must for every photography lover to capture.

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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Happy First of Advent!




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