Author Archives: Elmo

25.04.2019 – EUROPA. National bird

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a passerine with blackish blue upperparts, off-white underparts, rufous forehead, chin and throat and a deeply forked tail, of which 100,000 to 200,000 pairs live in Estonia. It mainly nests in man-made structures, such as stables, attics and under the eaves of buildings, where it builds a nest of… Read More »

24.04.2019 – Parliament of Estonia, Riigikogu 100

The Republic of Estonia was born on 24 February 1918. A year later, the Estonian people elected their first representative body – the Estonian Constituent Assembly. The opening session was held on 23 April 1919 and this date is now celebrated as the birthday of the Estonian Parliament. The Assembly created the formal basis for… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 21.04.2019

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 21.04.2019 from 9:30 to 13:00 in Audentes Sports Gymnasium (Tondi 84). The informatino about the location and driving directions is available in viki.filateelia page. All collectors are welcome!

28.03.2019 – The liverleaf

The liverleaf or hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) belongs to the family Ranunculaceae, genus Hepatica. The herbaceous plant, a perennial, grows to 10-20 cm in height, with one flower at the end of each hairy stem. In the wild, one plant usually has from eight to twelve stems. The flower of the hepatica generally measures 2–3 cm… Read More »

Collectors meeting in Tallinn 24.03.2019

Philatelic Society organizes collectors meeting on sunday 24.03.2019 from 9:30 to 13:00 in Audentes Sports Gymnasium (Tondi 84). The informatino about the location and driving directions is available in viki.filateelia page. All collectors are welcome!

14.03.2019 – Osmussaare lighthouse

Osmussaar lighthouse stands on the edge of the Baltic klint on the north-west tip of the island of the same name, which sits quite a distance from the coast on an important shipping lane in the Gulf of Finland. As such, it is an important marker for navigation. A stone light tower was constructed on… Read More »

22.02.2019 – Tallinn University 100

Tallinn University 100 years of leading intelligent lifestyle Tallinn University has been the leader and promoter of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia by educating new teachers and serving as an education innovator for 100 years already. Education for new teachers commenced in Tallinn in the year 1919 and even though the names of the educational institutions… Read More »

20.02.2019 – Vello Agori (Gori) 125

Vello Agori, who worked under the pseudonym Gori, (20.02.1894 Pärnu – 07.10.1944 Tallinn) was one of the most popular caricaturists of his era. His education started in Pärnu upper secondary school and continued in Pärnu town school. During his school years, he already commenced studies with the artist Rudolf Lepik. In 1913, he moved to… Read More »

11.02.2019 – The 700th anniversary of Tallinn Cathedral School

As early as 1266, Tallinn’s cathedral chapter had an official who was in charge of the cathedral school. The first written record of the Tallinn Cathedral School is from 3 January 1319, when Danish King Eric VI Menved gave the cathedral chapter exclusive school operation rights in Tallinn. Based on the first mention of the… Read More »