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Hidden Gems of Estonia, Part Six: Old Tartu Observatory

Tartu observatory

Your virtual trail of discovery of hidden gems in Estonia takes you from a hill of crosses, created as a religious tribute to the unseen, to one of a scientific undertaking dedicated to charting the heavens. Welcome to the Tartu Observatory. Photo by  Guillaume Speurt

Hidden Gems of Estonia, Part Five: Hill of Crosses

Hill-of-crosses

Though this hill – or  mound? –  of crosses in Hiiumaa island is nowhere near as extensive or imposing  as the similar hill in Lithuania, its more personal natural makes it all the more haunting. Photo by Troy David Johnston