A statue behind the main university building of the Swedish king
Gustavus Adolphus II, the founder of the University of Tartu in 1632.
Out east of the university but in the city, a pretty path in the rain.
The day is Saturday the 15th of September. It rains a fair bit in the
A typical home in Tartu. The colors are all bright pastels (even when
fading). The yard is a bit hard to see, but is a well kept contrast to
the house itself. This one, like many others, is under rennovation (you
can see the building supplies in front under plastic coverings).
The train station in Tartu. It too is undergoing rennovation. When
finished it will be quite striking.
An ordinary street in Tartu. The buildings are mostly flats, with some
offices sprinkled in among them.
This is one of the high schools in Tartu. Not much to tell a stranger
what is here. I play korvpall here twice a week.
Coming down from Tiigi street towards Ulikooli street. People here call
the tall building in the background under construction "the snail." It
will house (expensive) apartments.
A picture of the front of the entrance to the building where I live. The
crest is for Domus Dorpatensis (my landlord). The Centre for Ethics is
also housed in this building.
Most of the houses and apartment buildings in the city are
cinderblock with a plaster coating on the outside. I've seen them
working on repairing and rennovating the outside of buildings - it is
labor intensive. It is, however, the traditional method of construction
and in order to preserve the historical flair of the city they still use
it. There are a (very) few houses with siding though. Every building has
double windows - an inner and an outer window that open. A portent of
the winter to come....