Monthly Archives : November 2014

A Photographic Walk in Tallinn – Part 2

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After our morning walk, Ingrid and I had become hungry. We decided to drive around until we found a nice place to eat. Tallinn has more or less 450.000 inhabitants, making it a lot smaller than for example Brussels. It is more relaxing to drive around and the city seems to be more compact and cozy. Anyway, we finally ended…

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A Photographic Walk in Tallinn – Part 1

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We loved Lithuania. We loved Latvia. What about Estonia? Would we be lucky a third time? The answer is simple. We fell in love with Estonia immediately. To be honest, Ingrid and I had a bit of luck. The apartment we had rented in Tallinn, wasn’t available at the time of our arrival, but the owner proposed a more luxurious…

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Riga and Surroundings: Looking up, The Angry Lady and Some Peace and Quiet

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With 700.000 inhabitants, Riga is not only the biggest city of Latvia, but also of the three Baltic countries. Its historical center belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List, because of all its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture. The best thing to do while walking around in the city is to … look up and admire the details! Don’t forget to visit the…

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An Hour in Riga Cathedral

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It is one of the landmarks of the Latvian capital and one of the biggest medieval buildings in the Baltic States. Riga Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture and dates from the beginning of the 13th century. It has one of the biggest pipe organs in the world, which is now undergoing renovation. Have a look in the…

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To Liepaja and Beyond

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It was our goal to visit at least 2 places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. When we left Vilnius, we didn’t go straight to Riga, but had a stop in Liepaja. Liepaja is the third largest Latvian city and is known for its Seaside Park and white sandy beaches, wooden houses and Art Nouveau buildings and the many shops and…

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Indian Summer in Denmark

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Ingrid gave me an action camera for my birthday, and to be honest, I have had a lot of fun with it. I still have to learn a lot – like not filming my own shadow or putting my finger on the lens. But I do enjoy myself, and it is another way to document our excursions and trips. I…

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A Cemetery Walk

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Same cemeteries as last time, but without the “Halloween editing”. And a bit more background information. Cemetery of Brussels This is the biggest and most important cemetery of the region of Brussels. What we liked most, is that it is located in a park. A part of this cemetery is a military cemetery. Our visit was shorter than we had…

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