Tuesday, February 28, 2006

On a more romantic, wistful but still bloody freezing note, here is the pavillion on the pond beside Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great of Russia (or perhaps some of his workmen) in the early 18th C. No blue skies today, sorry! Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 27, 2006

This is the new Estonian museum of art (KUMU), designed to make minimum use of its vast potential space with visitors constantly funnelled into non-Hanseatic pointy bits and corners. But hey! nice design... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Hi Everyone!
Thanks for your enthusiastic welcome. I've been thinking about a daily photo blog for a while now, and seeing yours gave me the kick up the arse I needed.
Today's picture: about -5°C and the sea's thickening up, crusts of salt erupt onto the rims of flatulent waves, and swans, ravens, gulls, geese and ducks come down to peck at man-made manna. If the cold don't kill them, judging by the battery of ballistic bread, overeating will... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Starting with this, I'm hoping things can only get better. Tallinn (59.44 lat, 24.75 lon), Estonia (northernmost Baltic state), Europe, is a mixture of grey Soviet chic, quaint but beautiful Hanseatic pointy-roof architecture, modern Nordic cool, wintry slush and summer green. Posted by Picasa