We then went to see Kumu, the new art gallery of Estonia. An impressive modern building that houses classic and modern Estonian art.
both found it interesting. Many artists had left during the Nazi and Soviet occupation and you could see the influence that other European artists had on their work. I should have taken photos really but I didn't.
We walked through the area to get to Seaplane Harbour to visit the Maritime Museum. The building in the photo is the old prison.
Seaplane Harbour was built in 1916-1917 as part of the sea fortress system protecting Saint Petersburg. From 1918-1940 the huge concrete built hangars were used by the Estonian Air Force to store and repair seaplanes. Nowadays the harbour is home to the 100 year old icebreaker Suur Toll. It was among the world's most powerful icebreakers and has flown the flags of the Russian Empire, Finland, the Soviet Union and Estonia. It is one of the three remaining steamer icebreakers that used to sail the Baltic Sea at the beginning of the 20th century.
The museum wasn't very busy so we had the submarine to ourselves.
We took the opportunity for another group photo.
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