Monday, August 18, 2008

About Lotte

Picture by Arno Mikkor /

August began with an exiting event for all the young and older Lotte fans. In the beginning of august the new Lotte book about Olympic games came out. I is written in somewhat encyclopedic form and gives really funny and smart definitions to different things and people who are related to Olympic sports. All this has been done through the familiar humor and the habitants of gadget ville. This Lotte's Olympic book came out as a co-project with Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma, Estonian Olympic committee and newspaper Eesti Päevaleht. It is a perfect bedtime story book for children, but also great for adults.

But this is not all about Lotte news, on Friday 15th of August Eesti Päevaleht online had a news story that in the new living area what is planned to build instead the old Hippodrome complex will have a place for Lotte Land. I like this idea, because then would have Estonian children their very own theme park where to go, right know the only similar park is Pokumaa in South-Estonia, what is based on a popular Edgar Valter's book characters Poku's. Pokumaa and probably Lotte-land also are not big and famous theme parks like the Moominworld in Finland or Astrid Lindgren's World in Sweden, but they are also younger and maybe when they are started and developed through time, they will be something that children from abroad will know Estonia.

So good luck Lotte!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New month, with new events

First, I'm very sorry that I have not posted for a while, but now on it will all go back to normal.
Now the more important information- we have new month going on- the month of local governments. This month's events are all over Estonia. So for those who like to have road trips July is the best month. Almost everyday in July is filled with events. There are theatrical performances with professional and also amateur actors all over Estonia.
This weekend in Põlva in Intsikurmu will take place open air theatrical performance "Estonia with Nine Zeros" where about 100 actors and singers perform. It is directed by Reeda Toots from the Estonian Puppet Theater. There will also be the Lake Music concert in Koogi village, Väike-Maarja Accordion, Folk Dance and Drama Days, festival: Two Cultures in the 90-Year Old Republic of Estonia in Mustvee and many more.
The best way how to keep yourself updated with all the events is to check the calendar on the eesti90 site.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Victory Day Parade

Tomorrow is the Victory Day in Estonia. So hoist your Estonian flags and celebrate. You can also go to Tallinn on Pirita tee and see the parade with your own eyes. This year's parade is the biggest parade what has ever been held on the Victory Day. You can see there our President Toomas Hendrik Ilves who will be welcoming our defense forces. And for those who will go and see the parade it is possible to see some staged military action. President will also send the victory fire for Midsummer day's bonfires to all over the country. So after the parade everyone will be preparing for the Midsummer's Day celebrations. But if you are already out of Tallinn in some nice countryside, then you can see the parade through TV. ETV is showing live reportage of the Victory Day parade 10.55 in the morning.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Estonians Making Music

Here I introduce you the new link list"Estonians Making Music" of this blog. I put links to some new, young or just interesting Estonian artists. They are not related to the jubilee year directly, but they fit to the concept of the page- action related to Estonia.
These artist are strictly chosen by my personal taste but if you know some cool Estonians making music, then let me know about them and the page where it is possible to listen their music. And there is a lot of good music out there in the spaces of the internet made by talented Estonians- we just have to discover them.
Enjoy the music & support the artists.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Reportage from Punk Song Festival

Sorry for the late announcement, but for half an hour you can see the sum up of Punk Song Festival, what was held in Rakvere on 7th of June on the Estonian channel ETV.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some memories from Flag Day in Pärnu

90 flags were on the Rüütli square in Pärnu.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Punk from Tallinn to Rakvere

Villu Tamme with red hair and Tõnu Trubetsky on the bicycle
Yesterday I was walking in the city center of Tallinn, when I suddenly noticed some interesting activity. There they were- Tõnu Trubetsky and Villu Tamme with some other people and with a torch of fire. This was the Punk Song festival fire what they will deliver it to Rakvere tomorrow. Also another fire will be delivered from Tartu.
Well as I was in a hurry and I could not stay there to observe them, but I managed to have a picture of Tõnu Trubetsky on the red bicycle.