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November 30, 2014

December starts tomorrow and I’m panicking… Another year gone and sadly I don’t feel I have achieved anything significant. (I’ll try to count everything that mattered this year before the 31st, so hopefully lots will still happen in the next few weeks.)

Meanwhile, I’d like to share the last photographs from my September trip to Estonia. It’s at least -7C outside at the moment, so it’s really nice to remember that we have beautiful summers (and autumns). Believe it or not I’m already thinking of the flowers I’d like to see in the garden next year…

Anyway, here’s Kadriorg Palace – a place worth visiting when (or maybe if) you end up in Talinn.

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Kadriorg Palace (Estonian: Kadrioru loss, German: Catherinethal) is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia. Both the Estonian and the German name for the palace means “Catherine’s valley”. It was built after the Great Northern War to Nicola Michetti’s designs by Gaetano Chiaveri and Mikhail Zemtsov.

The palace currently houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, displaying foreign art from the 16th to 20th centuries. (This information was found on Wikipedia.)

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2014 10:41 pm

    They are so beautiful. I’d love to go to Estonia and see it!

    • December 3, 2014 8:19 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope that one day your travel destination will be the capital of Estonia – Talinn. K.

      • December 9, 2014 2:18 pm

        You’re very welcome. I love the music there such as Kerli and Iiris and how they reference the culture and mythology in their music.

  2. December 1, 2014 5:48 pm

    Don’t say that. Of course you have achieved something. Even if it is just a gestational period, when you do, by your standards, achieve, it will be great!!!!!

    • December 3, 2014 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words! They’ve encouraged me to move on and stop worrying about the things that could have happened in 2014, but didn’t (or haven’t, yet)… K. xxx

  3. December 3, 2014 9:44 am

    amazing place 🙂

  4. December 11, 2014 1:56 pm

    Beautiful architecture and gardens, i can see why you loved it 🙂 x

    • December 11, 2014 5:23 pm

      This is more of a French garden and I prefer English cottage gardens with loads of flowers, but it was still beautiful – a perfect place for a lovely stroll. K. x

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