9.9.12

Back in the glass capital of Estonia

Hey, cool people!
I finally got the chance to deal with the photos from our second mutual one-day trip to Järvakandi, a little borough in central Estonia. The occasion was E.'s paternal grandmother's birthday and the date of our trip and also the photographs (the first five were taken shortly before Järvakandi) was the 18th of August. We were also there last year and back then I made two separate blog posts about it. So, if you're interested, explore those from here and here... and why not notice the possible differences.


crop top - Lindex; asymmetrical belted skirt - Tally Weijl; pearls - from a department store in Tartu; sunnies - Emporio Armani; wedges - thrifted odeon.


However, before arriving in Järvakandi we quickly stopped by at Rapla town, visited a local department store and did some shopping which led me to a fresh pair of autumn boots from Pearlz. Fortunately it was a bargain: those high heel boots used to cost 34,99.- euros but I paid ridiculous 7.- euros! And I will probably wear my new sweeties already soon whereas autumn has fundamentally arrived in Estonia anyway.


But now about my adventures (besides the b-day) in Järvakandi:
I and P. (E.'s younger sister) had two exciting photo hunts and a lot of fun as a bonus.
Our first expedition contained the search of a mysterious river (and not finding it), talking about hidden dead bodies, cars, photography and so on, some magical sand hills, a creepy old caterpillar tractor, a few abandoned buildings, a colossal deserted swimming pool and a big rock lizard. By the way, now abandoned Järvakandi swimming pool was built in the end of the 1950s and it used to be popular in whole Soviet Union. Swimming schools held their training camps there and lots of competitions took place. Such a piercing place indeed!


Anyway, our second and slightly shorter wilderness hunt included beautiful evening sun, catching the exactly right bright light behind almost every single herb, swinging, losing my coins in the middle of a meadow and plainly having a lovely time.


On the whole it was such a blast and photo hunts on a wonderful day like that make an ideal way to enjoy early autumn. Therefore I truly hope you like the outcome and enjoy my photos. And certainly let me know what you think because I love reading all your thoughts!

56 comments:

  1. oh need liivahunnikute pildid on nii ägedad!

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    1. see liiv oligi nii ilus, peenike ja hele.. tundus lausa välismaine :P

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  2. Oh wow, this is such an amazing setting! I love the bold red top and that pretty, asymmetrical skirt. Great touch with the pearl necklace :)

    Trendy Teal

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  3. I think I told you on one of your other posts that i got engaged in Estonia, in Tallinn. But I always was sorry that we didn't explore a bit outside of the capital too. It looks like a lovely country.

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  4. What great scenery! I especially love the thistle, sand dunes, and gecko! And what a fantastic bargain for those boots! It feels so good to get something nice for so cheap!

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  5. Wow I really love that photo of the swimming pool, it looks so mysterious. And those boots are so awesome (and for such a great price too!). I bet it would look awesome for winter and fall :) And speaking of outfits, your outfit in these pictures is super pretty, I love that skirt!

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  6. Woah, I'm stunned by these pictures! Especially the ones with the sand montains are gorgeous. Your outfit is so cute and that color of red suits you very well! :)

    xoxo Eeva
    eeva-theapple.blogspot.fi

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  7. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing photos like this of places that look deserted!! And that red top/black skirt combo look so pretty on you-especially with the pearl accents!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
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  8. Hahha, never went on a photo hunt, seems like an adventure :D

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  9. Red and black is my favorite color combo! The pearl necklace really compliment the look!

    FASHION CAT
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  10. Great photos! I'v never been to a photo hunt, but those places look so magical! Great job! :)
    And your outfit is great! The skirt is fantastic and it looks gorgeous on you :)

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  11. For some reason, I imagined you wearing this outfit with the boots! :) that looks like a sea which has dried up and left just the sand. A very nice location to shoot outfit shots :)

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  12. Wow, that sand pit looks great place to take photos at. And your outfit is really pretty too, love your boots ^^ Great photos, very artistic. Lovely ^^

    I hope your weekend was relaxing :) Thank you for the comments dear!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  13. So pretty, love the red and black together!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. Great photos! And what a good deal on your new boots!

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. I don't know what I love more -- the skirt or your top. Both are so cute!

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  16. Amazing photos, you look great! I like your blog, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?

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  17. Love all of your pictures! I also love your whole outfit--you look great in red and I love the cut of your skirt! Great pictures dear!

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  18. wow wow wow these photos are absolutely stunning!!! you look gorgeous as usual :)

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  19. maiken, i like seeing your adventures through the eyes of your camera! now let's talk about how wonderful you look in your bright red outfit. :D the colors with the hay field are terrific.

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  20. Your photography skills are on of a kind- the floral pics really wowed me! I love your red and black outfit and those boots are such a great bargain!

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  21. I'm not a big fan of red and black together, but I should admit that I really like how it looks on you!!!and your hair looks suuuper beautiful! yeep tres chic ;)

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  22. Lovely pics!

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  23. very cool outfit! red and black are vamp and stylish! very cute other potos as well!

    xx
    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  24. Beautiful Estonian nature :) You were right saying it has a lot in common with Latvia. And I think with Poland too:) I'm going to Tallinn on Friday so I'll check it myself :) (by the way, I love your skirt^^)

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  25. Beautiful photos, I didn't know about any sand hills in Estonia :) The photo setting with the hay is beautiful, and your new boots look amazing! What a bargain! Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  26. love your red top! you look so chic in it!
    very nice blog by the way ;)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet

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  27. I know I've told you this before, but you seriously do have a rocking bod. Your asymmetrical skirt is totally adorable! I hope you had a pleasant time on your trip. I love the idea of just going somewhere for a day for a change in scenery and a mini-vacation. What fun!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  28. It's starting to cool off then warm back up but I am pretty sure the trend is going towards the cooler temps. I am loving the boots, I mean Eur 7? Seriously?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!??! WHOA lady, I thought I was the bargain shopper but you def beat me.

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  29. what a nice look :*
    and i love your skin, so tanned :)
    kisses

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  30. You look super stunning! I love this outfit. The red is divine on your skin! Beautiful girl with beautiful pictures! Love Barbie xxx

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  31. Gorgeous outfit - the red, white and navy colouring is a winner!

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  32. Great pics! And you look beautiful in red :)

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  33. Amazing photos dear dear Maiken! red really suits you! and the black red combination is so classy stylish and has that wow effect!:)
    Love the background. You always find the most incredible places to shoot!

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  34. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about my first post about the NYFW! There a new one now, check it out and tell me what you think!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  35. These are all very cool and professional pictures!!! Love your outfit too!! You always travel to the coolest places!!

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  36. what gorgeous photos! these look fantastic. and i'm really in love with that skirt! it's so fun. you always look so chic!

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  37. The photos turned out really nice.
    Like the ones you see on postcards ;)
    You look playful chic and like your skirt :)

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  38. I love this photos <33
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  39. amazing pics, i like those black and white photos, it's very classic!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  40. Inspiring and classy blog, love it.

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  41. Wonderful post dear :))
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  42. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! Me love bird prints too! The only insect I love is surprise, surprise, the dragonfly! :D Which insect prints do you like?

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  43. Amazing photos and you look awesome!

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  44. The photos came out really well. I like your skirt! have a nice w/e.

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  45. świetny blog
    zapraszam do mnie
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  46. I hope E's Grandmother had a wonderful Birhtday,and you all had a wonderful time.
    Love the skirt! I love these waterfall skirts,not sure what they are called :D but I have a couple,and dresses :D
    Some of these photos look quite eary and mysterious,and also interesting like the digger.Great photography again x

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  47. Sounds like you had the best adventures and you took amazing photos! I love them all. I wish I have the time to go on adventures. Lately that's been close to impossible. Anyways, I dig your asymmetrical skirt. :)

    Lots of love, B
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  48. Love your asymmetrical skirt and the photo in the sand dunes. You and your guy are truly great partners for each other. Love the pool. Really super capture. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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