HAAPSALU, ESTONIA: ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

Rebuilt from a 15th century warehouse.

26feb23

HAAPSALU, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: ESTONIAN ORTHODOX MARIA MAGDALEENA CHURCH

The Estonian Orthodox Maria Magdaleena Church. Russian Tsar Alexander II attended the opening in 1852.
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Haapsalu, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
26feb23

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