Monthly Archives: September 2011

Osmussaar, part 2

Osmussaar was one of the key islands providing artillery cover for the Gulf of Finland. Its main purpose was to keep enemy ships out of the gulf, thus preventing them from approaching the city of Leningrad (modern St Petersburg) during … Continue reading

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Osmussaar, part 1

TweetThis place has a complicated history which calls for the introduction below – but you may skip straight to the photos. The small island of Osmussaar (modern Estonia) was once practically in the middle of the Swedish empire. Swedes called … Continue reading

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Vilnius street art

Vilnius Old Town has a pretty amazing selection of street art on display: mainly spray painted stencils, but also some posters, stickers and freehand drawings.

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