Visual Diary: Estonia

Estonia for me is home, nature, relaxation and destress.
The Summer days are never ending and nights are “white” in July.

Tallinn Bay
Tallinn Bay at 1.30am

My part of Estonia is the Western Island of Saaremaa.

Saaremaa

The land of nature and forests full of goodies.

Saaremaa2

Every night at the sunset, around 10pm I went for a run – 2.5km of rural road embraced by nature till a little feral pond to dip right in, even when the weather wasn´t hot. On one of my runs i saw a wild deer eating grass just 2m in front of me at the side of the road.

deers

We went on a road trip to Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve in Northern Estonia, which is great for hiking and has remarkable boggy environment with small carnivorous  plants.

Kõrvemaa
Kõrvemaa bog

The capital Tallinn has preserved its fairy-tale-like medieval identity.

Tallinn
Medieval part of Tallinn

Visit Estonia if you can, Summer is the best season for it!

Richmond deer park

For people not so well acquainted with London it may come as a surprise that on the outskirts of such a metropolis, just a short train journey from the city, there is a large natural open space with wild deer wandering around freely. And there are a lot of them!

Richmond deer park

Richmond Park is a national nature reserve and deer park with 630 Red and Fallow deer roaming freely since the mid-16th century. It is one of the largest parks of London, situated in zone 4. It is said Richmond park has changed little over the centuries, despite being surrounded by human habitation. Its landscapes have been a  location for several films and TV series.

For obvious reasons it is not allowed to feed the deer, but you can come relatively close to them(up to 50 meters in distance) without scaring them off.

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