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Report - Pattarei Prison, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2013


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In 1828 Nicholas I of Russia mandated the building of the sea fortress of Patarei. Completed in 1840, it is located on area of 4 hectares (10 acres). Over the years it has had different functions – in 1867 functioning as barracks, in 1920 as a prison and since 2007 as a Culture Park.

This unique 19th century example of Tallinn’s top architecture has now in the 21st century changed from a longtime symbol of repressions to a favorite place for residents of the nation’s capital and visitors, a multifunctional place to spend free time.

Visited whilst on a recent visit to Tallinn, this place is fascinating, and you pretty much have free rein to walk over nearly all of the site for a bargain 2 Euros. Can't see this sort of thing being allowed in the UK due to pernickety health and safety reasons.

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View from lookout tower
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Exercise yard
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A prisoner bored in his cell ;)
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Operationg theatre
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A small theatre
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And nearby were a load of old interesting Soviet style miliary vehicles just parked up and left... so you go and have a look as you do,,,
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Damn, not going to get started....
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