TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART: ANOTHER AQUA BLUE BALL!

Tallinna Linnahall, 28dec22

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART: DONALD DUCK IS WHACKED!

Tallinna Linnahall, 28dec22

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART & GRAFFITI: JOKE

โ€œ๐™ธ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š’๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š˜๐š— ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐š– ๐š๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘ ๐šœ๐š‘๐š˜๐š ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐š– ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š•๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š.โ€
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๐šŽ๐šก๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š›๐š™๐š ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š–
๐™ณ๐š˜๐š˜๐š› ๐š†๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐™พ๐š™๐šŽ๐š—_๐™ฐ ๐™ฑ๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š ๐™ป๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐™ฐ๐š๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š›
๐™น๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š” ๐™บ๐šŽ๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐šŠ๐šŒ, ๐™น๐š˜๐šข๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐™น๐š˜๐š‘๐š—๐šœ๐š˜๐š—
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Tallinn Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
28dec22

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART & GRAFFITI: AQUAMARINE BALL BOY!

Stoked to see my favorite Tallinn character got into the inner sanctum of the Tallinna Linnahallโ€ฆ 28dec22

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: FINALLY GOT IN, Pt. 2 ~ TALLINNA LINNAHALL

I finally broke into the interior grounds of the Tallinna Linnahall yesterday. Iโ€™ve been flirting with it for over a year. Saw an opening and I entered. This place is a ghostly symbol of Soviet times. Built in 1980 for the Moscow Olympics – they needed a suitable sailing โ›ต๏ธ regatta location – originally named V.I. Lenin Palace of Sports and Culture. It stands locked and boarded up and on its surface, tourists traipse to and fro gawking at the graffiti and getting a view of the Sea. The skating rink closed in 2009 and the concert hall closed in 2010. Amazing performers graced the concert hall withinโ€ฆDuran Duran, The Sugar Cubes, The Scorpions, ELO to name a few. Imagine a show in there! The city looked for investors from 2009-2015 to refurbish, renovate, and ultimately resurrect this iconic venue, but alas, to no avail. In June-July 2019, it actually served as the โ€œKyiv Opera Houseโ€ for the movie, โ€œTenet.โ€ So you know thereโ€™s a special hall in there somewhere. Which I have not gotten to yet, but yesterday was a major breakthrough getting to places the tourists canโ€™t get toโ€ฆthe different sides and levels that had been out of reach for me until yesterday. Many more pics to come. For now, this place in the center of the city, just slowly decays in front of our eyes. We are witnessing a slow, beautiful death.
*Feel free to fact-check the historical info I provided. This is just the story I have conjured up through my various researching and frequent visits. Iโ€™m trying to know and understand it, rather than โ€˜visitโ€™ it. โœŒ๐Ÿผ
Goal: to get a guided tour of the inside. Thatโ€™s not a thing, but I want it to be.
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Tallinn, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
28dec22

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: FINALLY GOT IN, Pt. 1 ~ TALLINNA LINNAHALL

I finally broke into the interior grounds of the Tallinna Linnahall yesterday. Iโ€™ve been flirting with it for over a year. Saw an opening and I entered. This place is a ghostly symbol of Soviet times. Built in 1980 for the Moscow Olympics – they needed a suitable sailing โ›ต๏ธ regatta location – originally named V.I. Lenin Palace of Sports and Culture. It stands locked and boarded up and on its surface, tourists traipse to and fro gawking at the graffiti and getting a view of the Sea. The skating rink closed in 2009 and the concert hall closed in 2010. Amazing performers graced the concert hall withinโ€ฆDuran Duran, The Sugar Cubes, The Scorpions, ELO to name a few. Imagine a show in there! The city looked for investors from 2009-2015 to refurbish, renovate, and ultimately resurrect this iconic venue, but alas, to no avail. In June-July 2019, it actually served as the โ€œKyiv Opera Houseโ€ for the movie, โ€œTenet.โ€ So you know thereโ€™s a special hall in there somewhere. Which I have not gotten to yet, but yesterday was a major breakthrough getting to places the tourists canโ€™t get toโ€ฆthe different sides and levels that had been out of reach for me until yesterday. Many more pics to come. For now, this place in the center of the city, just slowly decays in front of our eyes. We are witnessing a slow, beautiful death.
*Feel free to fact-check the historical info I provided. This is just the story I have conjured up through my various researching and frequent visits. Iโ€™m trying to know and understand it, rather than โ€˜visitโ€™ it. โœŒ๐Ÿผ
Goal: to get a guided tour of the inside. Thatโ€™s not a thing, but I want it to be.
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Tallinn, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
28dec22

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART & GRAFFITI: VANDALS HIT TALLINNA LINNAHALL

1apr22 Tallinn, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

TALLINN, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: TALLINNA LINNAHALL

Tallinna Linnahall
One of the best examples of Estonian Soviet-era architecture
built 1980 to be a โ›ต๏ธ regatta venue for the Moscow Olympics
Fell into disrepair and closed in 2009.
Overlooks the bay / Gulf of Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
has the only public ๐Ÿš helipad in Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
Tallinn
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