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

30april23

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

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪 HISTORY ABANDONED: POINT. S GAS STATION

“𝑨𝒃𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆.”
— 𝑴𝒂𝒚 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒐𝒏
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.
𝑻𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒏, 𝑬𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂 🇪🇪
30 𝙰𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚕 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟹

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: KOSMOS

For Sale: €8.25 million
The Kosmos IMAX cinema was built during the Soviet era, and is under heritage protection, so any new owners will be restricted as to what alterations they can make.
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Pärnu mnt
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
April 2023

PÄRNU, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: THE RED TOWER

The Red Tower – part of the medieval fortress of Pärnu, was a prison tower built in the 15th century.

25feb2023

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: I HAD A DREAM

Just a beautiful burnt orange sky over Tallinn.
𝒜𝓃𝒹 𝐼 𝒽𝒶𝒹 𝒶 𝒹𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂 𝐼
𝒮𝓉𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝒷𝑒𝓃𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒽 𝒶𝓃 𝑜𝓇𝒶𝓃𝑔𝑒 𝓈𝓀𝓎
𝒲𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓂𝓎 𝓈𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓃𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝓎…
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𝒯𝒶𝓁𝓁𝒾𝓃𝓃, 𝐸𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓃𝒾𝒶 🇪🇪
𝟨𝓈𝑒𝓅𝟤𝟤
Originally built as a cinema in 1926, in art-deco style, it is now The Russian Language Theater 🎭 that has been active since 1948.
Saw Vampilov’s “Duck Hunting” there last night. Very good and whilst all in Russian, I could follow it quite well.
Vene Theater
Tallinn Estonia 🇪🇪
11sep22
“This memorial, completed to mark the 100th birthday of beloved national author A. H. Tammsaare (1878-1940), is situated in Tammsaare park in central Tallinn. The writer is depicted in a pensive mood sitting on a bench. In choosing the location of the memorial, the authorities bore in mind that the New Market that once stood where the park is today was a favourite spot of the author’s, where he loved to observe people. The memorial was designed by sculptor Jaak Soans and architect Rein Luup.”
Villa Jacoby is a 1920s home in Estonian architecture. Known for baroque-style windows and influences of expressionism and Estonian traditional architecture (gable roof). Located on Wismari street 11, the beginning of the Old Town.
9 Wismari
national monument
tallinn, estonia 🇪🇪
Wismari is a street lined with previous villas…that heads into Old Town

LAHORE, PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: MINAR-E-PAKISTAN 1947

Minar E Pakistan مینارِ پاکستان, “Tower of Pakistan” was built between 1960 and 1968 on the site where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution (which was later called the Pakistan Resolution) on 23 March 1940 – the first official call for a separate and independent homeland for the Muslims of British India, as espoused by the two-nation theory. The resolution eventually helped lead to the emergence of an independent Pakistani state in 1947.

The tower is located in the middle of an urban park, called the Greater Iqbal Park.

The tower reflects a blend of Mughal/Islamic and modern architecture.

The tower base is shaped like a flower. The area surrounding the monument is covered with parks and flowers. The location is often used for political and religious events. It is also known as the “Liberty Tower of Pakistan”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minar-e-Pakistan

30july22

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: OLD & NEW

Georg Stude Villa
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Poska 53. a cultural monument. This house was completed in the late 1880s according to the project of the well-known bakery market, Georg Stude.
𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢’𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘝𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘒ü𝘯𝘯𝘢𝘱𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘬.
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𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘯, 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 🇪🇪
55 Narva Mnt
Est. 1928

1apr22 Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: OLD & BEAUTIFUL

first mentioned in 1414. a merchant’s house built with an adjoining gatehouse. Pikk 51.
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Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
2apr22
Est. 2nd half of the 15th century
Pikk 53/55
apparently very well-preserved, not many changes since it’s inception
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Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪