Tallinn – cityscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year, at least once it is nice to visit the most southern distcrict of Helsinki 😉 That is the city of Tallinn in Estonia. Divided by sea, yet so near and somehow so similar but different, it is a place where Finns go very often to visit. Oftentimes to enjoy the cheaper prices of alcohol and tobacco as well as well, almost everything is cheaper. A fast ferry will take you there in practically no time at all, and at a cheap price as well. DSC_0451tallinn2The way from where most Finns come to Tallinn. The huge ferry/cruiseships that are constantly going between Helsinki and Tallinn are the slower way to go to and from the city.. 

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Modern Tallinn with some skyscrapers and nice shopping malls etc. A mix mash of modern, soviet and local architectures.

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The old-city, a fortified city from the middle-ages. Beautiful cafes, small shops and restaurants all cohesively in a beautiful composition of old meets new. Walking along those small alleys and roads is always a must when visiting the city.

 

 

Rush

Sometimes it is great to loosen up and enjoy good cinema. As far as movies go, I am quite omnivorous and the most important part of any movie is just that it works in the way it is filmed and has a good story. Some movies are the sort that make you really long for the day premiere, others can be a suprise feast to the eyes and the ears.

As an avid Formula one fan I was well aware of the fact that there was a sort of semi-documentary film being made of the great F1 world champion James Hunt and his rivalry with another great driver and three times world champ Niki Lauda. The movie premiered a while back but I had the possibility to go and see it a bit late. On the positive side this meant a half-empty theater and thus excellent seats and a sort of peaceful enjoyment of the movie. I am not a big fan of 100% filled movie theaters where you might just end up getting pop corn thrown at you or have a huge fellow enjoying the movie in front of you and making it difficult to see the whole screen. 😉

Anyway, I believe this movie to be one of the top 3 movies of the 2013 year. A lot of drama and suspense as well as beautiful cinemagraphy. Great acting by all the main players and the director has made a splendid job in pulling it altogether. Definately worth the 2hrs.

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