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78 - Võrtsjärv, the largest lake within the boundaries of Estonia

On the 23rd of October I and Erik made a little trip to explore Lake Võrtsjärv. Not considering Lake Peipsi on the Russian border, it surpasses all other Estonian lakes together by the surface area. The few islands are mostly located in the southern part of the lake: Tondisaar and Pähksaar (by the way, "saar" means "island" in Estonian) are permanent islands while Ainsaar turns into a peninsula during low water, and Heinassaar is flooded in high water periods.

Although the weather was a bit rainy and intensely gloomy, we absolutely enjoyed our time there since it was still quite warm outside. Also I was charmed by the stillness and the sight where the smooth water and the cloudy sky imperceptibly joined. I finally had to recognize the beauty of fall. And the nearness of a lake or the sea gives me some kind of special, peaceful feeling.


So, for an example we visited the Centre for Limnology. This research centre was launched in 1954 and it focuses on Estonian inland waters, the main task being the elaboration of scientific bases for economic utilisation and protection of Estonian inland water bodies. The station has its own port and from there we saw Tondisaar (means "Ghost Island" in Estonian) which is the little islet with an area of less than a hectare and it stretches some metres above the level of Lake Võrtsjärv. Ghost Island has offered shelter to those looking for solitude. Erik by the way is interested in visiting the tiny islet in the future but we'll see about that.
Last but not least, I'm very pleased with the photos and hope you do enjoy my favourites. Be sure to tell me what you think.

I was wearing: sweater - Guess; scarf, waist-belt, pants (Lindex), coat - all thrifted; boots - Gebok; earrings - Seppälä.

68 comments:

  1. Oh dear I love the photos especially the black and white one! Your coat is beautiful!

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  2. Hello :) I love the photographs - especially the last one with the fullfy bird. Also, your trench coat has a gorgeous color & I love the background if your outfit photos :x

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  3. nice photos .)
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your photography is absolutely stunning, is that you who takes the pictures? But even more so is that amazing green trench - it is so flattering on you, the fit, the color...it's perfect, I LOVE it!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. loving ALL these pictures!!!! woww :D
    and your green coat is the cutest thing ever!!!!
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  6. ohhh no see mantel on niisuper! ilusaks kontrastiks sellele hallikale sügisesele Võrtsjärvele mis taustaks on :)
    Ja saapad on ka eriti armsad :)
    Suured veekogud ongi vist ainsad kohad, kus minu meelest ka sügisel ilus on...kahjuks pole Lõuna-Eestis suuri veekogusid läheduses eriti :( tahaks mere ääres elada...

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  7. these are such gorgeous photos!!

    I love your green coat!!!4

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  8. More adventures for you and Erik. I love being near an ocean or a lake too. It's so beautiful and soothing.

    You took great shots again! The Ghost Island sounds so interesting. What do you do there?

    Cute lime coat!

    P.S. Boiled hot dog is okay, but of course most still prefer fried.

    Lots of love, B
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  9. wow, wonderful pictures, honey!
    so romantic!
    and i love your green coat. my fav colour is green :-)
    check out my newest post dear, hope you like it!
    wish you a wonderful and happy day.
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  10. you take amazing photos!! love the overcoat colour, also how you've contrasted it with that blue!

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  11. You have such an eye for photography- I especially love the photo of the little bird! Your lime green jacket is beautiful- looks like you had a great day!

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  12. the landscapes are really beautiful, like the coat! I love the color is gorgeous

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  13. I really like this green coat!
    What a find!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week:)

    Kisses & Hugs
    MV

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  14. Great post. awesome pictures !

    thanks for your comment
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    xoxo

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  15. Looks like a beautiful place !

    I absolutely love the coat, the bright green is very this season's Burberry Prorsum. Good job, honey :)

    Thanks for the advice.. I'm not usually very fond of headbands, but I guess I'll have to work on it because of this awful skin.. Kisses !

    /U
    pug-a-licious

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  16. Maikeni,

    Your photos are amazing. I am going to have start taking notes from you.

    I love your green jacket it's perfect and your boots I want them they are amazing.

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  17. beautiful!! <333 i adore the b&w white pictures, youre such an amazing photographer!!
    and i love your green jacket too! rock it girl! <3
    XOXO Kasia

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  18. great photography and I'm in love with your coat, its just so vibrant, would brighten up the gloomy weather any day. x

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  19. Wow, wish we had something like this here! So beautiful.

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  20. Sinu mantel on nii ilusat, r66msat rohekat v2rvi ja selle l6ige meeldib ka v2ga. Vau. (Su riided on tegelikult alati 'vau!' :-))

    V6rtsj2rv on ilus. St ma ise olen seal ainult 1 kord k2inud ja tegelikult ei veetnud palju aega seal (tund aega vms), aga tahaks kindlalt tagasi. See ymbruskond seal on ikka v2ga kihvt.
    Ja sellisel 'gloomy' p2eval ongi vahva sinna minna - Su pildid tulid nii h2sti v2lja. Tyypiline Eestimaa sygis. Ilus.

    xoxo

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  21. oh dear you really have a great coat here! love the color <3

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  22. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me! Brother-sister love is the same I just don't know because I don't have one!
    great post! Love the pics and your outfit!

    Hope you're having a great evening!
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  23. great photos! i love the way you belted the coat! you have great style :)))

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  24. What a great color on your coat.

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  25. these photos are beautiful! I most definitely love your green jacket. cute hair bun too! great photography :)


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  26. Thanks so much for your comment,cant believe you dont even have a H&M,you always look super unique and stylish in your posts,so you must have some lovely shops there.
    Your trip sounds wonderful,even with the gloomy waether :D
    Hope your well and I hope you have a wonderful weekend x

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  27. I havent been to the lake or the sea for a long time, so I'm very jealous watching those pictures.
    This coat has a great tone of colour and your scarf makes the whole outfit so elegant!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog

    Many kisses :))))

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  28. your pics are amazing!! love your coat!

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  29. such stunning pictures! Your bright jacket makes for a stunning pop of color against the soothing background.

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  30. very nice shootsss!NICE PHOTOSS!!!i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

    and of course i will folback!!! :D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^
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  31. very nice shootsss!NICE PHOTOSS!!!i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

    and of course i will folback!!! :D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^
    i've just recommend your post to google!u can check it! that's what u got if you keep in touch with my blog too!! hope u will do the same ^^
    u can contact me at : cheeringwinda@yahoo.com

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  32. I heart your coat.
    and got surprise it was thrift thing
    Great job, girl!
    :)

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  33. gorgeous picture
    love the neon coat

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  34. You are an absolute vision in green! Beautiful as ever! Love Professor Barbie xxx

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  35. The photos are gorgeous!

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  36. these pictures are amazing. i have watched them the second time :)
    lovely greets
    + wonderful weekend.
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  37. Your photos are breathtaking and it looks like you're having an amazing time. In love with your trench coat.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  38. Hi lovely, I love the photos!!! and the green coat!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  39. Beautiful pictures. love your coat!

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  40. Lovely photos! I love the colour of your jacket :D

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  41. very very beautiful outfit e location compliment...kiss

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  42. These photos are so beautiful, the location is serene. Your stunning coat just stands out against it.

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  43. Hi lovely!! I know I haven't been posting for a while!! It's because I'm so busy!! But I have also another blog, which is my company blog but I run it!! Have a look if you want to :)

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    Your blog is still amazing, the pictures are soooo lovely! I really do love them!! the black and white are my favourites!! <3

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  44. hello <3

    i have a new post, it's a GIVEAWAY!!!

    it's a sweet MACARON and CHANEL giveaway,
    check it out please!

    lovely greets,
    maren anita

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  45. Hi!!! Thanks 4 the comment!!! Wow, first - don't know what that before I admire - photos or an outfit!!! This place looks so romantic, and the colors that you wear (the coat) are just awwwwwwwwwwwww......Enjoy
    Cheers
    Anika

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  46. thank youu for the sweet birthdayy wish :)

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  47. hmm ma olen suutnud jälle kuidagi su postituse kahe silma vahele jätta..
    aga jäin seda suurt pilti vaatama, et siuke mõnus pehme kuidagi ja siis kerisin allapoole ja järsku vaatan viimast pilti, et mida asja, sul ei ole ju kuskil seal oimukohas mingit sünnimärki!? või oli..? viskasin siis uuesti pilgu peale ja sain tükk aega naerda oma jobuduse üle :D aga teemasse - see mantel meeldib mulle jätkuvalt, üks siuke tore tegelane! :)

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  48. oh these photos are great, love your look!!

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  49. such a beautiful photos!!! love the color of your coat :D

    xx

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  50. These photos are amazing! The scenery look so vast and impressive, and you've really captured the dark, slightly moodiness of a lake in the fall. But most of all I love your lime green coat, you brought a lovely element of brightness to the cloudy day :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  51. your coat is beyond awesome! love that!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  52. Lovely pics!
    (Bloggin about fashion :
    http://www.the-parisienne.com/)
    and maybe we can follow each others!? Let me know if you want!

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  53. I agree,thrift stores are better,you find beautiful things that are special and unique and make an outfit more interesting,like your wonderful outfits. I still love this jacket,such a gorgeous colour!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend x

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  54. I love your cardigan, what a brave color! Green is such a pretty color, isn't it? I like where you took your photos too. The place gives that certain countryside feel, which I really like cause I'm for the laid back feel :)

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  55. And oh, I'm glad we're both into this whole holiday spirit ;) Happy Holidays!

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  56. thank you for your lovely comment. :) these photographs are stunning! and that's such a beautiful story about the lake. xx

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  57. All of these photos are really wonderful :)

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  58. Love your photos! So pretty.

    XO, Liza
    fashion over groceries

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  59. Thanks! :)
    I love the green coat & the boots! :D

    (I'll follow you now, maybe follow back ?)

    Kisses!

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  60. Thanks so much for your comment, and following! Now following back :)

    That green jacket looks also so nice, wow you must have a lovely collection of autumn/winter coats ^^

    xx indie by heart

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  61. so beautiful, I like this outfit*-*
    kisses from Paris

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  62. truly beautiful and stunning photos!!
    I love your top knot bun and green coat!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  63. blog-hopping... and love your blog! the photos are amazing. :) you have a great sense of style... and i enjoyed reading your posts. :) i am your new follower. hope you would follow-back. :)

    have a great day!

    xoxo,
    jasmine
    adamalexmommy.com

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