Thursday, August 31, 2006

Beats Nintendo any day. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

And what else at the end of the yellow brick road? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Evening. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 28, 2006

And here it is a day or so later. Anyone interested should type "Coprinus comatus" in Google and find out why. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The shaggy mane mushroom, Coprinus comatus, also known as inky cap or "lawyer's wig". Interesting one this, stay tuned... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Any ideas? Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 25, 2006

And this one is almost certainly the same as yesterday's, but found a couple of kms away in a park. (The same... same species not same individual. Fungi may be highly air-transmissible, but either as spores or mushroom pancakes.) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Back to mushrooms. I only have a moderate interest in fungi. Once, though, at a lecture at the British Natural History Museum, I was very surprised to hear that a very much larger proportion of mushrooms are edible than actually believed. One rather startling story was that one species, identified empirically as poisonous in western Europe was considered a delicacy in Russia. Yes: identical, same chemical composition, same everything, different expectations, different effects. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

And today, for the birthday of my friend and mystery DailyPhotoBlogger, a gift. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sunset on cyclists. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 21, 2006

Summer comes to an end. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Today, 20th August, is one of Estonia's various Days of Independence, this time from Soviet rule in 1991 after the 5-year-long Singing Revolution. Today, the Presidential Palace gates are open for people to see the gardens and hear the bands. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Museum visitors Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 18, 2006

Building in town centre Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ye Olde rustic woodman's cottage, sort of. How many cities would you see the like of this ten minutes' walk from the centre?
PS: to compensate for my own rather uninspiring photography (waiting for someone to take over TallinnDailyPhoto...), check my new link of Estonia photos below Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

They say all these old railway lines will disappear one day (when enough dollars or euros have been pumped in), allowing the sidings and shunting-yards to metamorphose into splendid new homes... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

One of the old buildings in Kopli, a one-time elegant residential neighbourhood which has undergone several social upheavals over the past 50-80 years. Who knows, in another 10 years, it may be up again? Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 14, 2006

Yet another new building in Tallinn. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I'm sure they're going to stop laying those tracks before they get to the wall. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Couple Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 11, 2006

Man contemplating the odds of having a smoke and his significant other not noticing. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Another ot Tallinn's tower, currently under repair due to attack by 16th-C Lithuanian brethren Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What better place to write (spray) grafitti? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This time they managed to get the walls straight. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 07, 2006

Brand new: they dug up the plot and pitched these 50 or so huts in about five weeks (I'm probably exaggerating). Posted by Picasa