Estonian National Museum

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Aratama_Bashi, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Aratama_Bashi

    Aratama_Bashi Member

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    this is more about architecture than photography i guess, so, enjoy some happy snaps.

    visited on australia day, the morning after the coldest night of winter so far (-18), so getting these shots was a little painful on the fingers, but worth it in the end.

    the museum was built on a former soviet-occupation era air force runway. at the entrance, it's around 5 or 6 storeys high (see people in some shots for comparison), and stretches ~400m up the runway, eventually completely disappearing into the ground:

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    linky: https://goo.gl/maps/2FZwVVD8zFt

    it's an amazing building, and a fantastic museum too. but bugger the inside, this post is just about the outside :)

    it was overcast and snowing when we arrived; hence reverting to b&w here:

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    (notice the upside-down house in that one? :weirdo:)

    then we went into the museum. around four hours later the cloud had cleared and there was glorious sunshine, but it was still -8, so very stingy, sore fingers after getting these:

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    i wish it were allowed to fly drones and get aerial shots, but naturally it's in a no-fly zone for the public.

    if you're wondering what the rest of the runway is used for........ driving school :D

    bonus shots: in Tartu, estonia's second biggest city (estonia is smol)

    main town square in old town; nobody out on such a cold windy sunday, but in summer it's rocking (tartu is largely a university city)
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    can YOU spot the soviet occupation-era building?!
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    The Leaning House of Tartu, which people also call the Pisa Tower of Tartu, was built next to the medieval city wall in 1793. The side of the house that faces the river is supported by the old city wall and the other side by poles. This is the reason why the house is leaning sideways. The permanent exhibition of Estonian Art of the Tartu Museum of Art is open in the house.
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  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Nice shots, gorgeous place :thumbup:
     

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