NARVA to ÜLEMISTE, ESTONIA GRAFFITI: A TRAIN “WHIZZ-BY”

19feb22 Narva to Ülemiste, Estonia

NARVA, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: TRAINS & GHOSTS

𝙵𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚍, 𝙸’𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚘𝚋𝚜𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜. 𝙲𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚖𝚢 𝚍𝚊𝚍 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚂𝚇, 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚊𝚕𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 (𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚎’𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖) 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙾𝚑𝚒𝚘 𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎. 𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚢𝚖𝚋𝚘𝚕 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎. 𝚃𝚘 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚔𝚎𝚎𝚙 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚝𝚘𝚘 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚊𝚜 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚒𝚛𝚎. 𝚂𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚊𝚢. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚢. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚘𝚍, 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚘𝚍. 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝’𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎.
“𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚋𝚘𝚍𝚢 𝚎𝚕𝚜𝚎, 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚢 𝚠𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚐𝚑𝚘𝚜𝚝.”
― 𝙹𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙺𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚊𝚌
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𝙽𝚊𝚛𝚟𝚊, 𝙴𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚊 🇪🇪
𝙵𝚎𝚋𝚛𝚞𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟸
“𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦. 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯; 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘺.”
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― 𝘏𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘺 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳
“𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚙𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚜𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 ‘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐’”
𝙹𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙺𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚊𝚌
.
𝙽𝚊𝚛𝚟𝚊, 𝙴𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚊 🇪🇪
𝙵𝚎𝚋𝚛𝚞𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟸

Narva, Estonia 🇪🇪 February 2022

RAKVERE, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: THEY’RE WAITING…

“𝙳𝚘𝚗’𝚝 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚢’𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝.”
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𝙹𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙺𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚊𝚌
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𝚁𝚊𝚔𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚎, 𝙴𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚊 🇪🇪
𝟷𝟼𝚘𝚌𝚝𝟸𝟷
Narva Train 🚂 Station 🚉

Estonia 🇪🇪 October2021

NARVA TO RAKVERE, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: TRAIN TRIPS ~ LOVE THE WORLD

𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝓌𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝓃𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝑒𝓂𝓅𝓉𝓎. 𝒲𝑒’𝓋𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝒻𝑜𝓇𝑒.
𝒮𝒶 𝓅𝑜𝓁𝓃𝓊𝒹 𝓀𝓊𝓃𝒶𝑔𝒾 𝓉ü𝒽𝒾. 𝒪𝓁𝑒𝓂𝑒 𝓈𝒾𝒾𝓃 𝓋𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓂𝑔𝒾 𝓀ä𝒾𝓃𝓊𝒹.
🚂: 𝒩𝒶𝓇𝓋𝒶 𝓉𝑜 𝑅𝒶𝓀𝓋𝑒𝓇𝑒
𝐸𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓃𝒾𝒶 🇪🇪
𝟣𝟨𝑜𝒸𝓉𝑜𝒷𝑒𝓇𝟤𝟣
“𝙸𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚖𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚑𝚘𝚠 — 𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚎’𝚜 𝚜𝚘 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚍.”
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― 𝙹𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙺𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚊𝚌
𝙽𝚊𝚛𝚟𝚊, 𝙴𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚊 🇪🇪 🚂 to Rakvere
𝟷𝟼𝚘𝚌𝚝𝟸𝟷

ESTONIA, October 2021

FROM SIBIU TO TIMISOARA, ROMANIA 🇷🇴: TRAINSPOTTING

Musings from the train…

One of my best ‘out of the train window’ series ever. The dark brooding sky fulfilled its promise of a rain and lightning storm later in the evening…and the spontaneous communions with smiling Romanians who spotted my camera, made this a lovely post to ponder: 


2sep17 Sibiu to Timisoara, Romania 🇷🇴 

BRASOV TO SIBIU, ROMANIA: TRAINSPOTTING

I don’t have any idea what I’m doing or where I’m going. As my destination becomes blurrier and blurrier, my bags have to get lighter and lighter. So, I left my beloved Birkenstocks (Chicago 2015) at Kismet Dao Hostel in Brasov and caught a taxi to the train station. Bought a ticket for Sibiu and contemplated my directionless life by putting some heavy thoughts on postcards to friends and taking photographs of everything around me.

On the train I stared out the window and took more photos ~ my way of processing thoughts that I can’t put into words.

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30aug17 Brasov to Sibiu, Romania