TALLINN, ESTONIA: BRICKS & MORTAR

Monument for The 1st Congress of Estonian Trade Unions
Artist: Aleksander Kaasik
Tallinn, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
13mar22
β€œCharles’s Church (Estonian: Kaarli kirik) is a Lutheran church. Built 1862–1870. It is Tallinn’s grandest 19th-century church.”
πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πšπš˜πšžπš‹πš πš‘πš’πšπšŽπšœ
Tallinn, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
13mar22
Name: Poisid Vihmavarjuga (English: Boys with an Umbrella)
πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨: Mare Mikoff
Date: 1985 (original), 2008 (recasted statue)
Materials used: Bronze (statue) and marble (pedestal)
Location: Kanuti Park (near Mere Puiestee in old town Tallinn)
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Tallinn, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
13mar22

TAPA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: PRAY TELL

Orthodox Church of Saint John the Forerunner, built in 1904.
Oh so quiet
St. Jacob Lutheran Church

4feb22 Tapa, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ

TARTU, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

St. John’s Church. Brick Gothic Lutheran church. Dedicated to John the Baptist. The oldest parts of the current building originate from the 14th century.
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Tartu, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
15jan22

TARTU, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: TARTU USPENSKI CATHEDRAL

Construction of the Tartu Uspenski Cathedral started by the order of Peter I after the Northern War and it was consecrated in 1783. The church was established on the foundation of the Dominican Convent Church. It was initially built in the shape of a cross and was given its quadrangular shape in 1840.
Interesting facts: – a chapel to St Isidor, who died as a martyr, was established in the church in the course of its extension; ‑ the Bolsheviks killed 19 innocent people in the cellar of Krediidikassa 80 years ago. Their victims, archpriests Bleive and Berzhanitski, are buried in Uspenski Church. https://www.visitestonia.com/en/tartu-uspenski-cathedral-of-the-estonian-apostolic-orthodox-church

15jan22 Tartu, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή: THE CHURCH UNDER THE SKIES

β€œπšƒπš‘πšŽπš’ πšžπš—πšπšŽπš›πšœπšπšŠπš—πš πšπšŽπšŠπšπš‘, πšπš‘πšŽπš’ πšœπšπšŠπš—πš πšπš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ π™²π™·πš„πšπ™²π™· πšžπš—πšπšŽπš› πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš”πš’πšŽπšœ πšπš‘πšŠπš πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ 𝚊 πš‹πšŽπšπš’πš—πš—πš’πš—πšπš•πšŽπšœπšœ πš™πšŠπšœπš πšŠπš—πš 𝚐𝚘 πš’πš—πšπš˜ πšπš‘πšŽ πš—πšŽπšŸπšŽπš›-πšŽπš—πšπš’πš—πš πšπšžπšπšžπš›πšŽ, πš πšŠπš’πšπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽπš–πšœπšŽπš•πšŸπšŽπšœ πšπš˜πš› πšπšŽπšŠπšπš‘, 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚏𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚍, πš’πš— 𝚊 πš‘πš˜πš•πš’ πšπšŽπš–πš™πš•πšŽ.” π™ΉπšŠπšŒπš” π™ΊπšŽπš›πš˜πšžπšŠπšŒ πš…πš’πš•πš—πš’πšžπšœ, π™»πš’πšπš‘πšžπšŠπš—πš’πšŠ πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή 𝟸𝟿𝚍𝚎𝚌𝟸𝟷
Another church β›ͺ️. Walked past it on the way to UΕΎupis. Looks old and beautiful, so…

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή: SOUTH SIDE OF THE GATE OF DAWN

Southern side of The Gate of Dawn.
It’s a city gate and one of its most important religious, historical and cultural monuments. It is a major site of Catholic pilgrimage in Lithuania.
It was built between 1503 and 1522 as a part of defensive fortifications.
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Vilnius, Lithuania πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή
26dec21

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή: IMMORTALITY

β€œπ’―π’½π‘’ π“‚π‘œπ“‡π‘’ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š π“ˆπ“Šπ’Έπ’Έπ‘’π‘’π’Ή 𝒾𝓃 π“π‘œπ“‹π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘”, 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“‚π‘œπ“‡π‘’ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š’𝓁𝓁 𝒷𝑒 π’Έπ‘œπ“ƒπ“‹π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Έπ‘’π’Ή 𝒢𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π‘’π“π’Ύπ“ˆπ“‰π‘’π“ƒπ’Έπ‘’ π‘œπ’» π’’π‘œπ’Ή 𝒢𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π’Ύπ“‚π“‚π‘œπ“‡π“‰π’Άπ“π’Ύπ“‰π“Ž π‘œπ’» π“Žπ‘œπ“Šπ“‡ π“ˆπ‘œπ“Šπ“.”
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πΉπ“Žπ‘œπ’Ήπ‘œπ“‡ π’Ÿπ‘œπ“ˆπ“‰π‘œπ‘’π“‹π“ˆπ“€π“Ž
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π’±π’Ύπ“π“ƒπ’Ύπ“Šπ“ˆ, πΏπ’Ύπ“‰π’½π“Šπ’Άπ“ƒπ’Ύπ’Ά πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή
πŸ€πŸ©π’Ήπ‘’π’ΈπŸ€πŸ£
β€œIdioto svajonΔ—s pačios graΕΎiausios.”
~ Sigitas Parulskis
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Vilnius, Lithuania πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή
26dec21

RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡»: PRAYER TIME

Our Lady of Sorrows Church β›ͺ️
Built in 1785.
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Riga, Latvia πŸ‡±πŸ‡»
24dec21
St. Saviour’s Church β›ͺ️
Built in 1859.
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Riga, Latvia πŸ‡±πŸ‡»
24dec21

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: WHERE GOD RESIDES

𝙸 πš”πš—πš˜πš  πš πš’πšπš‘πš’πš— πš πš‘πš’πšŒπš‘ πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš πš–πš’ 𝚐𝚘𝚍 πš›πšŽπšœπš’πšπšŽπšœβ€¦
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π™ΌπšŠ πšπšŽπšŠπš—, πš–πš’πš•πš•πš’πšœπšŽπšœ πš‘πš˜πš˜πš—πšŽπšœ πš–πšž πš“πšžπš–πšŠπš• πšŽπš•πšŠπš‹β€¦
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π™½πšŠπš›πšŸπšŠ, π™΄πšœπšπš˜πš—πš’πšŠ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
πš†πš’πš—πšπšŽπš› ❄️ 𝟸𝟢𝟸𝟷
Alexander’s Church. Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Narva, Estonia. Original cornerstone was laid in the summer of 1881. Congregated after Emperor Alexander II in the fall of 1883, after his assassination earlier in the spring. The church was consecrated on 9 June 1884. (wiki)

RAKVERE, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: PILGRIMAGE

Rakvere Birth of the Holy Mother Orthodox Church β›ͺ️
contains the holy remains of the martyred priest Sergei Florinski, which are the only public holy remains in Estonia. The church is a place for pilgrimage in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Tallinna tΓ€nav 17
Rakvere, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
16october2021