Monday, July 31, 2006

Any guesses what this is? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Another odd building in northern Tallinn Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Street in northern Tallinn, sometime last autumn. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 28, 2006

Sunset. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Part of the beauty of Tallinn lies in its innocent paradoxicality. Here, a tumble-down part of town bustling with lots ready to be devoured by concrete sky-rise, still half-heartedly rusting its Soviet past away, and in the middle, regularly-painted (i.e. every 20 years) a lighthouse. Sometimes even Tallinn itself forgets that it's a port. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rabbit-proof fence opening out of the defunct Tivoli fairground of Tallinn. There are rumours that someone may even develop the land. Well, well, what a surprise... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wall. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 24, 2006

I understand this building belongs to a Tallinn transport authority, but what its purpose is I don’t know. Looks like it’s been empty for years. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Tallinn super mare: not a melanin-invigorated cell in sight... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 22, 2006

While parts of town are being demolished - listed building or nay - at an urgent pace, others remain blissfully unaware of the 21st century. This one even had a security guard determined to stop me photographing the high-tech premises and sell the photos to the highest industrial bidder. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 21, 2006

No caption. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Moved house (yesterday actually) and missed a post. Still summer, so still some interesting moonrises to see Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Statue in honour of the Russian ship Russalka which went down many (i.e. I don't know when) years ago. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Red Sea, Tallinn... Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 17, 2006

Stairs leading up to the attic in Tallinn's Tammsaare Memorial Museum Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 16, 2006

No prizes for guessing what this is, but guess anyway... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Still building... Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 14, 2006

Tallinn race-track. Just a lazy afternoon with one horse training, then for three minutes: lightning. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 13, 2006

There's still some pagan stuff going on in the Baltic states, how much due to romantic aspirations for otherness I'm not sure, and Estonia leads the way in Europe for lowest church attendancy, but... Whatever, I like it here. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Even Babylon never had it so good: rooftop parking, with spaces! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Apart from the now well-established Russian community, scions of former "voluntary" emigrants for Soviet glory, numbering 20+% of the population, the remaining nouveau Estoniens can be numbered in digits rather than percentages. The Indian cohort can, I'm told, be counted on the fingers of both hands, as long as you're decimodactyl. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 10, 2006

What is this? Ideas?... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ants. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 08, 2006

As to this guy, either a Rasta who seriously dreads shaving, or someone who didn't agree with his dinner. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 07, 2006

Estonian alcoholics don't just die, they deliquesce. Posted by Picasa