Every year, the official end of summer is celebrated in Tallinn's historic Kadriorg Park (built originally, along with the imposing palace, as a gift from Czar Peter the Great to Catherine I). In 2012, autumn had already taken hold, the ground was soft underfoot, and the atmosphere was muted. This year, it could not have been more different. The mild weather continues, as do the smiles. This event reconnects me with what I love about Tallinn and Estonia. In the purplish light of evening in September, all seems clearer, even though the year is moving forward and the season changing. The blazing night-lights fill me with emotion and happiness.
I hope you enjoy the gallery below. As ever, clicking on each image will pop it up as a full-size picture.