NARVA, ESTONIA: THAT’S LIFE

β€œπ»π’Άπ“‹π‘’ π“‰π“Œπ‘œ π’·π’Άπ“ˆπ“€π‘’π“‰π“ˆ, π“Œπ’Ύπ“π“ 𝓉𝓇𝒢𝓋𝑒𝓁.” 🚴
Paul Keres. Grandmaster chess β™Ÿ player. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Missed being the Grand Champion on five separate occasions. Many chess historians consider him to be one of the greatest players in history, and the strongest player never to become world champion. He was born in Narva. Hence, the sculpture, the plaque, and … I happen to live on the street named after him. Needless to say, on this past Saturday, he remained number two. I beat him handily. Sorry, Paul. You can’t win β€˜em all. Obviously. πŸ˜‰

β€œ…πš‹πšŽ 𝚊 πš•πš˜πš—πšŽπš›, πšπš›πšŠπšŸπšŽπš•, πšπšŠπš•πš” 𝚝𝚘 πš πšŠπš’πšπšŽπš›πšœ, πš πšŠπš•πš” πšŠπš›πš˜πšžπš—πš, πš—πš˜ πš–πš˜πš›πšŽ πšœπšŽπš•πš-πš’πš–πš™πš˜πšœπšŽπš πšŠπšπš˜πš—πš’…πš’πš’𝚜 πšπš’πš–πšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πš’πš—πš” πšŠπš—πš πš πšŠπšπšŒπš‘ πšŠπš—πš πš”πšŽπšŽπš™ πšŒπš˜πš—πšŒπšŽπš—πšπš›πšŠπšπšŽπš πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚝 πšπš‘πšŠπš πšŠπšπšπšŽπš› πšŠπš•πš• πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš πš‘πš˜πš•πšŽ πšœπšžπš›πšπšŠπšŒπšŽ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ πš πš˜πš›πš•πš 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎 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š‹πšŽ πšŒπš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πšŽπš πš πš’πšπš‘ πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš’πš•πš 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 πš‹πš’πš•πš•πš’πš˜πš— πš’πšŽπšŠπš›πšœ πš’πš— πšπš’πš–πšŽ.”
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― π™ΉπšŠπšŒπš” π™ΊπšŽπš›πš˜πšžπšŠπšŒ, β€œπ™±πš’πš πš‚πšžπš›β€
We follow the rules in Narva.

Narva, Estonia September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA STREET ART: JAAK JOALA by “ALBERT”

From Reuters in 2018: β€œThe largest spray-painted mural in the world was completed on a wall of an old industrial building in the Estonian city of Narva on the border with Russia on Sunday by ‘Albert’ – a spray-painting robot.
With an area of around 200 square metres (2,153 square feet approx.) and using more than 30 litres of spray-paint, the mural, featuring Soviet-era musician Jaak Joala, was ‘Albert’s’ greatest challenge to date.
‘Albert’ is composed of two parts, lead inventor Mikhel Joala (who is not related the subject of the painting) explains – a stationary part remains on the ground and unwinds cables to move the printer head over the surface of the wall, painting the design line by line.
The printer head carries cans of spray-paint and fires small dots in precise combinations at specific times, all controlled by a wireless device from the ground.
Hand-painting the mural would take “weeks or even months” says Joala – but ‘Albert’ completed the design in just 11 hours.
Spray-painter, the company that developed ‘Albert’, wants to use him in future printing projects and says the potential size of a ‘canvas’ for the little robot is almost unlimited.
The mural of Jaak Joala was commissioned by a poster of an upcoming play about the musician’s life, opening at a theatre in Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city.” β€”β€”-
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It’s like a big inkjet, right? And, I don’t agree that it would take β€œweeks or months” to complete it the traditional way.
Narva, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
3sep21

TALLINN, ESTONIA STREET ART: “UNIVERSAL”

Jonky https://www.instagram.com/jonky_13/?hl=en
Mai Lill Art https://www.instagram.com/mailillart/?hl=en
Edward Von Longus https://www.instagram.com/edwardvonlongus/?hl=en
Georgia-based Artist: Gagosh https://www.instagram.com/gagoshstreetart/?hl=en

28august2021