TALLINN, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ GRAFFITI: AT THE ABANDONED HIPODROOM


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πŸ—“οΈ: 30April23

TALLINN, ESTONIA HISTORY ABANDONED: THE HIPODROOM

The Hipodroom is a historic horse racing track located in the Kristiine district. It was established in 1923 and has been a popular venue for horse racing and other equestrian events ever since.

During the Soviet era, the Hipodroom was an important site for horse racing and other equestrian competitions, and it was extensively renovated in the 1970s to bring it up to modern standards. However, after the fall of the Soviet Union and Estonia’s subsequent independence, the Hipodroom fell into disrepair and was largely abandoned.

In the early 2000s, the Hipodroom was purchased by a private investor and was extensively renovated and modernized. However, as of this posting, it appears that it is now closed again for good, since December 2022.

https://news.err.ee/1608810241/legendary-tallinna-hippodroom-closes-its-gates-for-good

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Photo of a race at the Hippodroom: 1971 by Jaan KΓΌnnap 

TALLINN, ESTONIA HISTORY ABANDONED: PALDISKI 52

The area known as Paldiski 52, which is located next to the Hippodroom in Tallinn, Estonia, has a fascinating history. The area was once home to a large Soviet military base, which was established in the 1940s and played an important role in the Soviet Union’s military operations throughout the region.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the military base was largely abandoned, and many of its buildings fell into disrepair. Now, there’s an eerie, haunting vibe.

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TALLINN, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ HISTORY ABANDONED: POINT. S GAS STATION

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This gas station “Point.S” was built in the 1970s during the Soviet era, and it served as a refueling station for military vehicles and equipment.
After Estonia regained its independence in 1991, the gas station was privatized and only continued to operate for a few more years. Point.S was forced to shut down in the early 2000s. Since then, the gas station has remained abandoned and has continued to exemplify Soviet architecture.
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