We were curious on finding out what kind of lighthouses are on the western coastline of Estonia. So we boarded us to a freight ship at Vuosaari in Finland and sailed to the Muuga harbour in Estonia.
Waiting for the car queue to get into the FinnLines ferry
Haapsalu town has an old bishop's castle
Old bishop's hat
Bishop's castle in Haapsalu town
Rather frightening illustration of the hell and the destiny of sinners
The coastline waters of Haapsalu are very shallow and on certain stormy winds from south the water level may rise several meters.
Keskmise teelehe (what? A Jahubanaan? Soikkoratamo)
Soikkoratamo plant lives here on wild
Murakas, a Blackberry or Karhunvatukka
It looks like a pizza but it is not. In local restaurant we had something for the night
... and a terribly fat bulldog was begging under the restaurant table
Haapsalu used to be a spa city for CCCP tourists during the soviet occupation. Now all the trains in old railway station are rusting
Then it was the time to start ferry journey to Hiiumaa island from Rohukyla.
Estonian language sounds the same as Finnish... Älä viskaa roskia toilettipottaan
Long and narrow sandpeninsula Orjaku Saar
And finally we reached the end of the peninsula... I really thought about going for a swim
Kõpu Tuletorni - one of the oldest lighthouses in the Baltic
Old Soviet tower that was used for far-sighting to the Baltic Sea
Soviets were really afraid of being attacked by someone - Germany? Sweden?
The same Peter the Great's coastal fortress can also be found in Helsinki: Krepost Sveaborg, Suomenlinna
Old Soviet abandoned military sites facing to the Baltic
Viinaköök, the moonshine spirit factory, nowadays a hostel owned by a Finn
Old Soviet nuclear powered lighthouse - hopefully the Beta-M radioisotope themoelectric generator (RTG) has been removed...
Tahkuna Tuletorn, another lighthouse lighting the Baltic
Back to the mainland, Rohukyla Tooraku accomodation. We were the only visitors at that late autumn time
After leaving Rohukula, we spotted an old Soviet fighter plane military base
Beside the road to Tallinn, we saw also an old ruin of a manor house
Back in Tallinn, we visited art museum KuMu (KunstMuseum). A painting by Estonian artist Lembit Sarapuu
A painting by Estonian artist Lembit Sarapuu in Kumu museum
the greatest happiness is to grow up and learn at the neukkula school - yeah, right
Our happiness is guarded by neukkula army - oh shit, what a lie
Neukkula army - oh shit, what a lie
"We are on the side of peace and guard it" - oh shit, what a lie again
"The atom bomb is not a secret any more"
And the other side of the coin of the happiness - thousands of Estonian people were seized and tortured in soviet prisons, deported to Siberia without any possibility to get back home. This is the way of peace the russians are providing
A door in the Patarei prison
"Do not believe provocative things you hear and REVEAL the whisperers and gossipers!"
Mr H: "The scum of the earth, I believe" and mr S: "The bloody assassin of the workers I presium"
Unfortunately I am not able to read kyrillic...
Poster of Lev Trotsky, the creator of the Red Army, who repels the invasion of the Poles and opens the way for the revolution to spread to the West
"we will destroy the kulak as a class"
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