Thursday, April 30, 2009

How to pee in the great outdoors

Yes, Estonians are big fans of their nature, but there are rules of etiquette even in the deepest darkest forest. So in case you are not familiar with the unwritten ways of behaving, I will give you a few clues on how to act when nature calls in nature: climb up the hill, go down the stairs, go up the stairs and lock the door, because you never know where the Estonian Style paparazzi with their all-seeing cameras might be hiding.
Photo by Andra Teede.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Love nature!

Throughout history Estonians have loved their land and nature. There is something in our blood that makes even city folk escape to the countryside for at least a few days of the year to gaze the tranquility and beauty with utter amazement. Our nature is what we love the most. It is what we miss abroad, what brings us back. The dream of what takes us through the heavy winter.

Photo by an anonymous paparazzi, a long time ago.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tha salt of the language

"Cannot the language of this land / In the wind of incantation / Rise up to the heavens / Seek for eternity?" asked the first Estonian poet Kristjan Jaak Peterson back in 1818. And I say it surely can, and with a sneer on it's face.
Not the first but one of the best Estonian linguists Mati Hint (on the right) and a legendary editor and journalist Oskar Tanner stand in front of the late star-translator Urmas Rattus's house in Saaremaa. And the Estonian language keeps on seeking for eternity, at least as long as men like that look so good.
Photo by Andra Teede (Kass Ting).


Hitchhiking from Mooste to Tartu. The Photo is taken in Ahja.
Nobody stopped their car. We took the bus.
[Notice the street sign over the street, I just did]
Taken by Liiso 26.04.2009


Lovely Estonian ethno-bitch who just performed in Moisekatsi Elohelü folk festival and did not yet know that they will also win the main award of the competition.
Photo by Liiso
Taken 25.04.2009 in Mooste

Monday, April 27, 2009


United colors of Estonia. Photo by robot.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Estonian men...

...never grow up.
Photo by Mare Sabolotny, June 2007.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Estonian men...

...find their kind.
Photo by Mare Sabolotny, April 2009, Tartu.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lolita (No more Teachers Dirty Looks)

School is over... And Alice... coop her. Photo: Laura Kaljuveer, 20 April 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Red Skin Boots Book Cover

Book and photo by Aapo Ilves, Räpina.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Locked Up Mind

Keeping your thoughts safe. Photo by Rosin (Kass Ting), Tallinn, April 2009

City Spring

Youths on the Old Town square. Photo by Rosin (Kass Ting), Tallinn, 10 April 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Bag

Photo by Rosin (KassTing)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bamboo sax

Spring doesn't only get the mini-skirted girls out from their caves, it is also the time for street musicians. This young Tartu artist Tiit Joala had his bamboo sax with him today and I am not lying when I tell you that he was playing "Summertime" when I took the picture. Bamboo saxes are made by a hippie genius Eric the Flute Maker, they are a hundred times more comfortable to carry with you than the originally shaped instruments and they sound like heaven. Photo by Andra Teede (Kass Ting).

Monday, April 6, 2009

You won't be lonely in Tallinn

Hey all you fine English stallions! If girls are stupid and refuse to enter your one bedroom Bexley lair you're sharing with a friend then just come to Tallinn! You even don't have to ask things like "Have you ever seen London?" No sweet-talk need, our girls are ready for some action. And they have style! I mean can any broad in any overpriced Soho hangouts beat this mother ship of love?
Photo by Andres Putting (freelance/Delfi), 5 April 2009, central Tallinn

Friday, April 3, 2009

Almond Sign to Writers

Laine Jänes (Wave Rabbit), the Estonian Minister of Culture, showing the sacred vulva sign at Estonian Writers' Union yearly assembly. Check out "mandorla" in Metropolitan Museum's glossary, it's a holy thing. Photo by Andres Putting (freelance/Delfi), 3 April 2009

Strong Girl

I need a strong girl
Cause war's where I'm going
I need a war girl
Who wants to show 'em
(Iggy Pop)
Photo by Rosin (Kass Ting), Tallinn, 2 April 2009

19th Century Jogger

Probably on the way to Riga on foot, following the tradition of Kristjan Jaak Peterson. Photo by Okeiko, Tallinn, January 2009.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Multicolour Business

Photo by Rosin (Kass Ting), Tallinn business disctrict, 1 April 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Paintbrush Cult

This is the roof of the Viru Centre shopping mall in Tallinn.
And there is a young artist...

...who is into paintbrushes.

And ready it is. Yet another great paparazzi series from Andres Putting (freelance/Delfi), photos taken in the end of March 2009 in Tallinn, Viru Centre.