Friday, July 31, 2009

Emo Corpsing

Photo by Mare Sabolotny. Viljandi Folk, 25th of June 2009

Folkman Batman

A pink Hello Kitty T-shirt and a red cape which used to be Finnair's plane blanket. It's practical when you need to lay yourself on the grass.
Photo by Mare Sabolotny. 25th of June, 2009 in Viljandi.

Our House In The Middle Of The Street

Photo by Aapo Ilves, 25. 07. 2009, Viljandi Folk Festival.


Who needs more? Photo by Aapo Ilves, 25. 07. 2009,Viljandi.

Fingernails Of A Rockstar

If you are a famous rocstar, but must play seto - old ethnic nation of south-estonia - on a folk music festival, for not to lose your face, you may paint your fingernails glamourously. But if you're clever, you do it so it plays together with you ethnic outfit & cloths color. We love you, Lenna! Photo by Aapo Ilves, 23. 07. 2009,Viljandi.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Foxy Mustang, Kapoti-Kalev exclusive

"What's the trouble?"

"Sorry for dragging you into it."

"Goosh, I'm in trouble. You know, I just went with that guy and drove his American car to the beach and then the police came."

If you go to Viljandi, be sure to have your friend to drive your Mustang. I started off my Viljandi Folk Music festival shouting "Mustangs are for gays!". Immediately after that an unknown madman broke a side mirror of a red Ford Mustang I had addressed. Couldn't stop him, sorry. It appeared that the car belonged to Kalev Rebane, the famous national hero opposing the Bronze Soldier.
So, long talk cut short, I spotted the guy several times during the event and finally took some pics of him when he was in trouble with the police on Viljandi beach.
Photos by Vahur Afanasjev (Kass Ting), 25 July 2009.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hugo Boss

Scarecrow for strawberries.
Taken by Liiso in Räpina, June 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

how to pee outdoors 3

Find the only remaining "piimapukk" in the village.

Piimapukk (Milk + bench/trestle) is a simple construction. Usually made from wood, the one on the picture is one of the very rare metallic ones. These things appeared in the 1960s when milk trucks were taken to use. Farmers brought their milk jugs there so that a dairy factory car could pick them up and take them to the factory. As this doesn't pay off anymore, the things are slowly rotting.
When our village was still "blooming" the "moving foodshop" (a car or bus that drives around villages and sells food like a store) stopped there. People from close by farms gathered there every Wednesday to gossip and do their grocery shopping. As I've read they were a good place to meet up and gossip in other places as well.
An article about them in Estonian:

Photo by Vahur Afanasjev (Kass Ting) on July 27, 2009.


Photo by Vahur Afanasjev (Kass Ting). June 28, 2009 in Rapla county.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Members of the Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union in year 2009 - Empire strikes back? Don't worry, just a play "Kolhoos" (Kolhoz). Photo by Aapo Ilves, 16. 07. 2009, Tartu.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Red Alert 3

Poetess Birk Rohelend. Rohelend means Green Flight, but she belongs to the writers group called Purpurmust - Purple Black. So, i think, the colors are right. Photo by Aapo Ilves.

on the other side of the electric lines

Photo by Andra Teede

Bench-Tower 2

Bench-tower is back, higher than ever! Photo by Aapo Ilves, 15. 07. 2009. Räpina, South Estonia.

Straw Men

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw

T.S. Eliot

Photo taken by my parents in Metsakivi/Kirepi village (Lake Peipsi area) 13 July 2009. The straw men look pretty alive and spooky, too. Should be taken to modern sculpture exhibition.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Estonia On My Sleeve

Photo by Mare Sabolotny in Skankalne, Latvia. June 23, 2009.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Smells Like Teen Spirit 2

Teenage love.
Photo by Mare Sabolotny in the beggining of 2006 in Tallinn.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This basket ain't for softies

Photo by Vahur Afanasjev (Kass Ting) in Keskküla, Raplamaa. June 27, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Butt-Shaped Lamp-Globe

Somewhere in South-Estonia. Photo by Aapo Ilves, 07. 07. 2009.
Also see this nice lake @ Estonian Style or @ Google maps

Estonian Song Festival crowd

Some pics from the great Estonian singing festival that takes place only once in five years. This time 2.-5. July, in Tallinn. On Tallinn Song Festival Grounds as usual.
The event:
Photos taken by Rosin, the casting director of Kass Ting agency.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Butt-Shaped Lake

Butt cheeks, tits, half-a-heart -- everyone sees what they like. Nice lake though.

Photo by Vahur Afanasjev (Kass Ting). June 29, 2009. Somewhere over Estonia.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Bench-tower, powered by "specialists" after Midsummer Night (23/24. 06) in Räpina, South Estonia. Note to organizer-of-the-celebration: always organize the benches away at the morning or day after, if you can. Otherways...
The illustrative girl is 180 cm high.
Photo by Aapo Ilves, 01. 07. 2009.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Feeling good

Note-to-self: Wearing a hat with the writing "Estonia" on it is not the best way to avoid our blog.
Photo by Mare Sabolotny in Skankalne, Latvia. 24th of June, 2009.