TALLINN, ESTONIA STREET ART: KALEVIPOEG by OLIVIER BONNARD

Long story short: Kalev is a mythical character in Estonian folklore. Heโ€™s a malevolent giant who throws stones and planks at his enemies. He went to save his mother in Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, bought a sword ๐Ÿ—ก, but it was cursed because he killed the sword makerโ€™s son. Then when he used the sword, he cut his own legs off. He dies and goes to heaven, but then is reanimated by an enemy and made to guard the gates of hell for eternity. I told you, long story short. Guaranteed to have missed some major points. But, you get the gist. A mythical giant in Estonian folklore. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Artist: Lebonar a.k.a. Olivier Bonnard https://www.instagram.com/lebonar/?hl=en
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Tallinn, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
28august2021

NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART: ASTRONAUT WATCHING THE MOON ON TV

Artist unknown but if I had to guess, maybe itโ€™s Deniss Girenko? Based on yesterdayโ€™s โ€œ78 Menโ€ postโ€ฆthe styles look similar. I donโ€™t know why this piece is protected with plexiglass. Unless, this is Narvaโ€™s equivalent to Banksyโ€ฆ?

Narva, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: ALICEโ€™S SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

โ€œ๐‘€๐’ถ๐“Ž๐’ท๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐’น ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰; ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‚๐’พ๐’น๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘’๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’น๐‘œ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“๐“.โ€
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(๐’ฑรต๐’พ๐’ท-๐‘œ๐“๐“๐’ถ ๐‘’๐’พ ๐“…๐‘’๐’ถ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐“€๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’พ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‚๐“‚๐’พ๐“€๐“Š๐“ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’น๐’ถ ๐“๐“Š๐‘”๐‘’๐“‚๐’ถ, ๐“‚๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆรผ๐’น๐’ถรถรถ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ ๐“€๐’พ๐“‡๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‰๐“Š๐’น: ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‚๐“‚๐’พ๐“€ ๐’ฟ๐’ถ ๐“ˆรผ๐’น๐’ถรถรถ ๐‘’๐’พ ๐“‚รต๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ ๐“‰๐‘’๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‰๐‘’๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“‹รต๐’พ ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‚รต๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‹๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‹รตรต๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐’พ.)
๐’œ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐ป๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ฏ๐’ถ๐“‚๐“‚๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’
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๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‹๐’ถ, ๐ธ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ถ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
๐’ฎ๐‘’๐“…๐“‰๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡ ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿค๐Ÿฃ
Town Hall Steeple
Foggy dAzE at Narva College
แด›สœแด‡ แด…ษชแดแด„แด‡๊œฑแด‡ แด๊œฐ ษดแด€ส€แด แด€ แด€ษดแด… สŸแด€แด‹แด‡ แด˜แด‡ษชแด˜แดœ๊œฑ (ษชษด ส€แดœ๊œฑ๊œฑษชแด€ษด ะะะ ะ’ะกะšะะฏ ะ˜ ะŸะ ะ˜ะงะฃะ”ะกะšะะฏ ะ•ะŸะะ ะฅะ˜ะฏ ) ษช๊œฑ แด›สœแด‡ แด…ษชแดแด„แด‡๊œฑแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡ แด‡๊œฑแด›แดษดษชแด€ษด แดส€แด›สœแดแด…แดx แด„สœแดœส€แด„สœ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡ แดแด๊œฑแด„แดแดก แด˜แด€แด›ส€ษชแด€ส€แด„สœแด€แด›แด‡.
แดฌโฟ แตƒแต‡แตƒโฟแตˆแต’โฟแต‰แตˆ หขแถœสฐแต’แต’หก ๐Ÿซ
โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ž ๐Ÿ“–
โ€ฆ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐‘จ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†’๐’” ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆโ€ฆ

NARVA, ESTONIA: THAT’S LIFE

โ€œ๐ป๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐“Œ๐‘œ ๐’ท๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“€๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ, ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’๐“.โ€ ๐Ÿšด
Paul Keres. Grandmaster chess โ™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 โ€ฆ 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 canโ€™t win โ€˜em all. Obviously. ๐Ÿ˜‰

โ€œ…๐š‹๐šŽ ๐šŠ ๐š•๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ๐š›, ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š•, ๐š๐šŠ๐š•๐š” ๐š๐š˜ ๐š ๐šŠ๐š’๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ, ๐š ๐šŠ๐š•๐š” ๐šŠ๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š, ๐š—๐š˜ ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐š’๐š–๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š—๐šข…๐š’๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š” ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐šŒ๐š‘ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š”๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š™ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐šŠ๐š•๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š ๐š‘๐š˜๐š•๐šŽ ๐šœ๐šž๐š›๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š•๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š ๐šŽ ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š’๐š ๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š’๐š•๐š ๐š˜๐š ๐šŠ ๐š‹๐š’๐š•๐š•๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐šข๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐šœ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ.โ€
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โ€• ๐™น๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š” ๐™บ๐šŽ๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐šŠ๐šŒ, โ€œ๐™ฑ๐š’๐š ๐š‚๐šž๐š›โ€
We follow the rules in Narva.

Narva, Estonia September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: THE PLUM MEANING OF LIFE

I walked past two elderly ladies sitting in the rain with their small selection of fruits & veggies and no customers. I turned around because I just wanted to give them a little money, even if it was for just one bulb of garlic ๐Ÿง„or something. I knew it was going to be a hard transaction with my non-existent Russian, but I went for it, anyway. I handed the lady 2 euro and gestured to โ€˜whatever she could give me for that amount.โ€™ I pointed to the garlic and made a kind of gesture like โ€˜How about some of that?โ€™ And I pointed at the cucumbers & the auberginesโ€ฆand she went straight for the plums. And never left the plums. Her cohort kept trying to tell her to give me some garlic but the woman didnโ€™t understand and even tried to hand me my money back and I laughed and said โ€œNo, no, for you!โ€ And back to the plums she went. Iโ€™d never seen so many plums. I thought Iโ€™d need a truck ๐Ÿ›ป home. She finally stopped, showed me the scale like I cared, and handed me the bag. I swear my arm dropped as I wasnโ€™t expecting it to be so heavy. I asked them if I could eat one right there and they gestured to do soโ€ฆI wiped it off, took a bite, and was like โ€œHot damn. Iโ€™m a plum lover now.โ€ Estonian plums are so freaking good! Moral of the story: You may think you want one bulb of garlic, one cucumber, one aubergine, and one plum for 2 euro, but god will give you 10 lbs. of plums instead. Thatโ€™s the meaning of life.

How about some garlic? No? Ok. Plums and more plums, then. Cool.

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NARVA, ESTONIA: ACROSS THE RIVER

Castle on the left, is in Estonia. To the right, across the Narva River, is Ivangorod, Russia. You can see the Russian flag.
Standing above the promenade, looking at Russia across the river.
Old Gates from around the 1520s.

4september 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA: RESURRECTION & LIBERATION

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ก. ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™Š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™™๐™ค๐™ญ ๐˜พ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™‹๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ 1890 ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ 1896 ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™œ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™†๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™ข ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ. ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™š. ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™ž๐™š๐™ฉ. ๐™‹๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™ก. ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™™ ๐™–๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™; ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„โ€™๐™ข ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™–. ๐™๐™ฌ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™. ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.

*๐™๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ: ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™ค๐™ข๐™—๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™ฃ 1944 ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐™’๐™–๐™ง ๐™„๐™„.

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๐™‰๐™–๐™ง๐™ซ๐™–, ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™– ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
๐™Ž๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง 2021
Alexander’s Churchย (Estonian:ย Aleksandri Suurkirik) is a church of theย Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Churchย inย Narva,ย Estonia. Narva Church’s original cornerstone was laid in summer 1881. It was congregated after Emperorย Alexander IIย in fall 1883, after his assassination earlier in spring. Alexander ll was theย Emperor of Russia,ย King of Congress Polandย andย Grand Duke of Finlandย from 2 March 1855 until hisย assassination. His most significant reform as emperor wasย emancipationย ofย Russia’s serfsย in 1861, for which he is known asย Alexander the Liberator. The church was consecrated on 9 June 1884. It was given cathedral statusย on 19 September 2000. (notes from wiki)

TALLINN, ESTONIA STREET ART: NATURE & MOVEMENT

Chilean Artist and Architect, Izak One, based in Estonia. https://www.instagram.com/izakgraffiti/?hl=en Address: Telliskivi 60a/8 (Telliskivi Loomelinnak)
CINZAH https://www.instagram.com/mrcinzah/?hl=en Address: Reisijate 7 (Telliskivi Loomelinnak)
Multistab
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28August2021

Iaศ™i , Romania : Lost Lyrics

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Residential building with commercial shop below.

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Cow herder in a field.

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1+1=1 behind bars. Ache77.ย https://www.instagram.com/ache77stencilartist/

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Lost lyrics: “sunflower fields forever.”

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Built into the wall

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Church in a field.ย 

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Trolley

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Movie theater

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The Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Romanian: Universitatea โ€žAlexandru Ioan Cuzaโ€; acronym: UAIC) is a public university.ย Founded one year after the establishment of the Romanian state, by an 1860 decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, under whom the former Academia Mihฤƒileanฤƒ was converted to a university, the University of Iaศ™i, as it was named at first, is the oldest university of Romania, and one of its advanced research and education institutions. (wiki)

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View from above

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23/24jun2018. Iaศ™i, Romania.