Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog showcases all the things I love about Estonia and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Friday, 27 October 2017
Recapture the moments from Laulupidu 2017
A new book Laulupidu 2017 illustrates behind the scenes moments in 350 photos taken during the XII Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration week. Latvian photographer Mārtiņš Kālis, who has performed similar photography projects in Latvia, believes that the true essence of Song and Dance Celebrations can be experienced only among the participants during everyday rehearsals, life at school, long night chats with friends and persisting hot sun or heavy rain. But, undeniably, also the public side of the festival - procession and concerts - is a wonderful culmination of the festival.