Festival of Lights in Kadriorg

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Every year is held in Tallinn a light festival in the park of the Kadriorg. And every year I somehow miss to attend it. Yesterday I did go and I was more impress by the amount of people than by the lights.

Kadriorg enlighten

The large park was nicely decorated with thousands of candles, forming lines and patterns. Despite of them I felt it was pretty dark and I had difficulties to walk without hitting people.

Kadriorg pound enlighted

Kadriorg pound enlighted

There were two very nice location with dynamic lighting. The first at the beginning of the park all around the pound and the second in the Palace’s gardens. Both included atmospheric music and moving spotlights to the trees around.

Palace of the Kadriorg

Palace of the Kadriorg

 Few photos and no fireworks

I met at the Kadriorg my friends. We had a walk in the park and discussion about Romania and Georgia. I didn’t take many photos, a little surprising. I was more attracted by the candles on Freedom square or the Riga’s Staro Light Festival.

In addition to the lights were live concerts, and I was really waiting to

Candles

Candles

see one Estonian band especially. Due to the large amount of people present we were not able to be close to the stage and we couldn’t hear well. Not knowing but guessing the time of the fireworks we decided to walk along the Japanese Garden. What a perfect bad timing… they did start this show a little after 10pm while it was said to be for the end of the show, which was planned for 11pm.

Japanese Garden at night

Japanese Garden at night

After such disappointment and being tired after a long work day, I went to the dormitory with them, just having a snack break at kiosk.

Guillaume Speurt

Guillaume Speurt

French settled in Estonia, I have spent my last years in the Baltic States. I love photography and travelling in Eastern and Central Europe, I write this blog to relate my experiences.
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