I hadn’t been to Paldiski for a long time. That’s why I gravitated toward there on one nice autumn day.
The trip started from Tallinn, through Keila I moved on to Põllküla. In the meantime, I stopped by the roadside to take a picture of a nice birch grove. Some kind of hammering noises could be heard from there. Only afterwards I realized that these were shots sounding at Klooga. There must have been a shooting practice going on.
The noise of planes taking off from Ämari could also be heard at Laoküla, which was quite loud at times. Although I live in Tallinn and am used to the sound of passenger planes, the sound was much louder and longer lasting there. It could be quite difficult to live there. There is shooting and, in addition, aircraft noise.
But now back to the trip. I took pictures of the birch grove and then moved on to the dam of Vanaveski on the Vasalemma river. There was relatively low water in the river, so the water flowed down the dam only in a small stream. I also took my necessary pictures there.
Then I drove to Madise. First, a picture of the church. Madise seems to me a special place. The sea is nearby, a small waterfall, the church on top of a hill. I really like it.
I then went to the old cemetery. There I took a picture of a chapel in the ruins.
I also wanted to take pictures of the so-called bandits’ cemetery, but I didn’t find it there. I went back to the car and started searching the internet to find out exactly where this cemetery was at. The location of this cemetery had been classified during the Soviet era, and even now it took some time to determine the location. Fortunately, the necessary information was available on the website of the National Heritage Board. Instead, it is located in the new Harju-Madise cemetery. I looked up this place on Google Maps and drove there. I found the location of the bandits’ cemetery.
When the pictures had been taken I drove to Laoküla. There I went to the seaside. Although the day had been cloudy and the weather forecast also predicted continued cloudy weather, there was still some hope for the sunset. And the sun came out from behind the cloud, but 15 minutes before sunset some dark clouds appeared, placing a dense cover in front of the sunlight. So nothing of the sunset could be photographed. But I still took pictures by the sea.
And it was time to go back. Before that, a small detour to Paldiski. I didn’t take pictures there.
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