Photos Estonia
Photos Estonia

Photos - Estonia

We started our 2007 Baltics holiday in Estonia, the most Northern of the three Baltic countries. We arrived in Tallinn by ferry (basically a floating liqueur store) from Helsinki and camped a couple of days on the Tallinn City Camping, 15 minutes walking from the city centre. We also visited Paldiski and camped on Saaremaa, the biggest Island of the Baltic region.

The Old Town of Tallinn enclosed by city walls is one of the prettiest in Eastern Europe. Highlights from the Soviet era are the TV Tower, Olympic harbour, Linnahall, former KGB headquarters and the Maarjamae War Memorial. There are also some excellent antique shops in Tallinn that sell memorabilia from the Soviet era. From Tallinn we drove to Paldiski a former secret submarine base and training centre. Not much remained of that period but it was still a nice place to look around. Our final destination in Estonia was Saaremaa, the biggest island of the Baltics. We set up our tent on a nice camping on the beach and relaxed for a couple of days on this beautiful island.

Rostock - Lange strasse

Hochhaus building from the fifties at Rostock’s main street

Rostock - Fountain of joy

Brunnen der Lebensfreude (fountain of joy) a 1980 GDR fountain

Rostock - Fountain of joy

Brunnen der Lebensfreude (fountain of joy) a 1980 GDR fountain

Rostock - Hans Beimler statue

Hans Beimler, a German communist who died in the Spanish civil war

Rostock - Tallink ferry

Trucks are loaded on the Tallink ferry loaded in the night

Rostock - Tallink ferry

Lorry deck of the Tallink very to from Rostock to Helsinki

Baltic Sea - Ferry breakfast

Ferry breakfast looking over the Baltic Sea with coffee and toast

Baltic Sea - Ferry breakfast

Waking up with coffee and a sunny Baltic Sea in the restaurant

Baltic Sea - Ferry cabin

First class cabin with a window on the ferry to Helsinki

Baltic Sea - Ferry cabin

Second class cabin on the Baltic ferry without a window

Baltic Sea - Life buoy

The homeport of the Superfast VII ferry is Paldiski in Estonia

Baltic Sea - Relax time

Enjoying the Baltic sun and a bottle of Estonian Saku beer

Baltic Sea - Ferry restaurant

A quality a la cart dinner in the restaurant of the Tallink ferry

Baltic Sea - Russian freighter

Bulgarian bulker Rojen, build on the Varna Georgi Dimitrov yard

Baltic Sea - Baltic sunset

The sun sets over the Baltic Sea, seen from the ferry to Helsinki

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