Night of the ancient bonfires

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I discovered an old Estonian tradition consisting in lighting fire all around the Baltic sea coastline. If the reason of doing that remain unclear for me, it was a huge event for Estonian. Where I expected to see hundred people were more than thousand!

A new semester

The semester in TUT has begun and it open a new period of photo! After having taking part to the Orientation Days I met in the dorm my new roommate, a Slovakian that replace my former Norvegian friend.

Michal was actually the first to inform me about the bonfire night. As he arrived on the same day he offered me to join him to see the fire. We found a special planed at the Sea Plane harbour where music, dance and fired-ancing were programmed.

On our way to the trolley we catch four Erasmus students who had the same destination.

Patarei prison

Patarei prison

Lighting fire, lighting lanterns

We attended the lighting of the main bonfire. There was a lot of people, comparing to the interests it was surprising.

Lantern

Lantern

I was happy with some photos I took. Especially those of the Patarei prison, taken at night they seems to be of daylight. We saw several lanterns flying in the sky, but not the one I was trying to catch. The couple was trying again and again to make it fly but it didn’t.

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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