Tag Archives: underground

The dark underbelly of Hipstertown, Tallinn: Kalamaja’s abandoned village

Warning: This post has a very scary bunker in it! After spending Easter in Kuressaare, we headed back to Tallinn for one more night of youthful fun before returning home. The plan was to check out the up-and-coming district of Kalamaja and its infamous Patarei sea fortress-prison, but arriving there we saw that Patarei hadn’t […]

That one time I got lost in the underground complex of an old slaughterhouse

The headline is a bit of a dramatization of what was actually a fun little Saturday afternoon adventure with friends a bit over a week ago, courtesy of Open House Helsinki. This annual three-day event, which I am predictably a big fan of, gives the public a rare opportunity to visit spaces that are normally […]