Tag: Nature

November. Pühajärve #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia #pühajärve

November has its own beauty. It neither  golden autumn nor  white and clean winter. November is foggy, grey, rainy and brown…

November 2nd is All Souls’ Day and November is All Souls Months. We believe that there is a period when the souls of the dead are moving around and visiting their former homes, Now is the time to light the candle and put it on the window. Show the way to the souls and commemorate deceased loved ones.

Reading and movie suggestion:
best of all will convey the mood of November in Estonia book by Andrus Kivirähk ” Rehepapp”, a bestseller of the last twenty years. Rehepapp captures the essential of the Estonian soul. The book is quite blatant parody, but like all good parody it has a grain of truth in it.  Look at movie trailer.

Pühajärv (“Holy lake”) is a lake in Estonia, near the town of Otepää.
There are many lakes with the name Pühajärv (‘Holy Lake’) in Estonia. The one located in the Otepää Upland is the most famous of them. The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepää region.

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Mõisaküla #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #mõisaküla

moisakyla (4)Mõisaküla is a town in southern Estonia, part of Mulgi Parish of Viljandi County, just next to the border of Latvia. It is considered to be the smallest town in Estonia. The town has 32 streets, with the total length of 15,5 km.

Mulgi- Mulgimaa is area in South-Estonia, with own culture, traditions, food and dialect.

Mõisaküla was born because of railway. Trains do not travel here today… This is just one last and least wagon…

moisakyla (6)This area and culture is perfect example about the globalisation already in 19th of century. During the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 was lack of cotton and price was very high.
So, was demand for alternatives. South Estonia, Mulgimaa has perfect conditions for cultivation of linen. Bondage was in Estonia abolished 1816, but still farmers were very poor and land was owned by landlords. But because of America and demand for linen, farmers gets enough money to buy from landlords land and farms. And this area become rich and successful. This made others little bit jealous and they started to call people and this area Mulgimaa 🙂
In Latvia means word- Mulk- ” silly” and in Estonia it means “hole”- in meaning that the all richness went in to the one hole…:)

My maternal family is from Mõisaküla area and there lives my aunt and cousin.
Near to the Mõisküla is Vanamõisa. My grandmother and grandfather died long time ago  but their house is still here.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂 Estonians saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In South- Estonia  you can feel, how is to be the last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.
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World Clean Up Day 2018 . Teeme ära

This photos are made 10 years ago. This was our first ” Teeme ära” clean up day. Honestly? It was terrible, but useful experience.

My family and my daughters classmates understood, how much trash we have in nature. And to clean up everything is not easy work to do.

On September 15, 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in 150 countries will stand up against the global waste problem, cleaning up trash and creating the biggest positive civic action the world has seen. Join with us, find your country contacts and read more information.

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Clean up day 2008
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Clean Up Day 2008

 

 

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Alatskivi #visitestonia #eesti100 #estonia100 #alatskivi

alatskivi1 (2)Alatskivi located right on the shore of Peipsi lake in Nina village. Alatskivi Castle is a Neo-Gothic castle in Alatskivi, Estonia. Dating to the 17th century, it is situated in Alatskivi. Visit Alatskivi Castle during summertime to admire beautiful roses and enjoy Peipsi lake.

Peipsi area is home to Old Believers, a traditional religious minority recognised as hard-working and skillful fishermen, builders and keen onion cultivators. 

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂 Estonians saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

And be careful. This is the area of States Borders. Be careful and follow signs. Latvia is in EU and you welcome to visit Latvia, but for Russia you need visa.

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Alatskivi Castle

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Vilsandi Island #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #vilsandi

Estonia’s territories include a group of 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea.
The island of Vilsandi, Saaremaa Parish, Saare County, Estonia is located in the Baltic Sea. It covers an area of some 9 square km and is the westernmost populated island in Estonia.

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Vilsandi is the oldest nature protection area in the Baltics, created in 1910, and reorganised as the Vilsandi National Park in 1993. There are over a hundred islands with lots of birds at the Vilsandi… …

You will find calmest place on earth. In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

My family is from South Estonia, but 15 years ago my parents moved to Saaremaa.

 

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Muhu Island #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #muhu

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMuhu is an island in the Baltic Sea. With an area of 198 km2 (76 sq mi) it is the third largest island belonging to Estonia, after Saaremaa and Hiiumaa.
The sleepy fishermen’s villages, windmills, thatched cottages and wildlife provide a perfect retreat for those looking to get lost in the nature.

My family is from South Estonia, but 15 years ago my parents moved to Saaremaa. To get to Saaremaa, one must first get to Muhu island.

Muhu is beautiful and peaceful.

Muhu is interesting in wintertime, as well : you can drive on the ice

if it’s cold enough. During particularly cold winters (like the ones we used to have) you can drive between some of Estonia’s islands. The roads are marked with signs and speed limits.

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Pühajärve #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia #pühajärve

Pühajärv (“Holy lake”) is a lake in Estonia, near the town of Otepää.
There are many lakes with the name Pühajärv (‘Holy Lake’) in Estonia. The one located in the Otepää Upland is the most famous of them. The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepää region.

Did you know that some of Estonia’s towns are given a title? Otepää is the winter capital, Türi is the spring capital, Pärnu is the summer capital and Narva is the autumn capital.pyhajarve1

 

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Eneko García-Amezaga Beautiful Estonia #visitestonia #estonia100

Eneko García-Amezaga is a world traveller. He was recently in Estonia and completed an 11-day road trip, driving 2,200 Km around the country. He visited Tallinn, Paldiski, Haapsalu, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa Islands, Matsalu National Park, Pärnu, Soomaa NP, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Võrtsjärv lake, Otepää, Sangaste, Valga, Võru, Rõuge, Suur Munamägi, Tartu, Mustvee, Lake Peipus, Kuremäe, Narva, Narva-Jõesuu, Ontika, Rakvere and Lahemaa National Park. The result of his adventure is this wonderful video !

 

Suur Munamägi #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #suurmunamägi

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Observation Tower on Suur Munamägi

Now you’re going to laugh about me 🙂 But yes.

The highest peak in Estonia (and the Baltic states), reaching 318 metres (1,043 ft) above sea level. Suur Munamägi (translation is ” Big Egg Mountain” ) is located near the village of Haanja, in Võru County in the south-eastern corner of Estonia, close to the borders of both Latvia and Russia.

View and the landscape around the Suur Munamägi is impressive . Forest. Forests cover about 50% of the territory of Estonia.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂

Estonians saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

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