I had already wanted to go to Paide and Türi in the summer, but then it was cancelled due to other plans. But now I thought, at least in part, about making the plan a reality. Partly because the days are short now and one just can’t get everywhere in daylight.
The weather was cloudy that day, no sunshine was forecast and didn’t appear either.
So the plan was such that first from Tallinn directly to the Türi drumlin and then to Paide. Then back to Tallinn. And so this journey began. Along the Tallinn-Tartu highway to Paide, but not to the town center, but to Väätsa and from there along the side road to the direction of Türi, to the Türi drumlin. The big road was snowy that day, but not slippery. Turning in the direction of Väätsa, however, the road became quite slippery.
I reached Väätsa, but at first I didn’t stop there. I pushed on in the direction of Türi. I didn’t drive very fast because the road was slippery and at the same time I was looking for a place with beautiful views. Eventually I found such a place.
When the pictures had been taken, I sat in the car and wanted to continue driving. However, it did not go as smoothly, because the road was icy and it took some time to get up the slope. But I still succeeded.
I made my way now to Paide, via Väätsa. I made another small stop at Väätsa, because it was necessary to get a picture of the bus stop.
The picture taken of the stop, the destination was the center of Paide, more precisely the parking lot behind the church there. That’s where I parked the car. I took a drone from my backpack and let it fly. Since there was not much wind that day, the drone could fly freely. I took pictures of the church, the Christmas tree in the central square and the town itself. The drone was in flight for about 15 minutes.
When the drone had been brought back to the ground, I packed my things and went to the Vallimägi hill. It was full of children. Some sled down the hill, some were towed by their parents, some waged a small snow war. So the kids had a lot of fun. There were not many tourists or walkers.
I did not take part in such snow pleasures. Instead, I started taking pictures. First I took the pictures with a camera, then I flew the drone as well.
Once the drone had been flown, it was time to move on to the central square of Paide to take pictures of the Christmas tree there. The spruce was pretty nice, they hadn’t gone too far with the decoration. I really liked it. At the same time, I thought the location of the spruce was a bit strange – cars were driving right next to the tree.
I took the pictures and then drove to the Paide sports hall. There I took pictures of the sports hall, the cultural center, the water tower residence and the market.
Daylight was gradually dwindling. It was about an hour until sunset. Before I left Paide, I went to the park at the location where Arvo Pärt was born.
And then it was time to start heading home. But I didn’t want to go back the way I came. That’s why I decided to drive back to Tallinn via Türi and Rapla. I made another stop at Türi, at the Christmas tree there.
Now the way back home was ahead. Most of the drive took place already in the dark and I didn’t take any more pictures that day.
It was a pretty interesting little trip. The weather could have been better, in other words, there could have been sunshine. But in winter we have it with sunshine as it is. Sometimes you can keep waiting for it.
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