With Alan we used the car to drive around Tallinn and Estonia. Long moment of driving for short visits of Estonian localities.
Lack of water during summer
We started by driving to the to two of the cool Estonian attractions. First we went to the Jagala waterfall, usually impressive nature show in the west of Tallinn. The waterfall wasn’t completely deserved in water and we only had half of its length wet. Later we continue to Tuhala to see the wonderfull Witch wheel.
We both were highly disapointed: the area was totaly dry. Didn’t look like the pictures.
Soviet in Rapla
At first we had no special reason to go to Rapla, but looking at the Estonian map we couldn’t figure out what to visit after the Witch Wheel. I proposed Rapla for – mainly – its Cathedral and notable soviet construction.
We parked by the Cathedral and visited it. It looks modern yet classic. We then walked to the south for this soviet building. It was hot and the distance was a bit long. I really liked this architecture, it look like a swimming pool with its white walls!
Ruins of Ungru Castle
Alan wanted to drive back to Haapsalu to see the Ungru castle ruins we missed before, so we did.
Estonia is a relatively small country and we were there after few hours. The ruins totally looked abandoned, grass and plants living there in total paradise. I was a little surprise to see we were not alone visiting the castle, but some couple also decided to have an overview of what was a man’s dream at its time.
The story behind this castle is sad, it was suppose to be an exact copy of a German manor, built by a man to convince his love to come to Estonia. Before the manor was finished the lady died and construction stop. In Soviet time it was used by the Army and a military airport was created hundred meters away.