Monday, 6 April 2015

E is for Estonia

Taagepera Castle in the south of Estonia dates back to the 15th/16th century but it has been rebuilt and is now a hotel.

Järvamaa is one of the regions or counties of Estonia, pretty much in the centre of the country.

I always post a map card on a Monday if I possibly can, so here we have two cards from Estonia with map inserts.

Estonia is a country whose name I knew, vaguely, until I started exchanging postcards through Postcrossing and through many of these cards I have learned a lot.  The total population is only 1.3 million (compare that with the population of London - 8.3 million) and yet something like 10% of that population are members of Postcrossing.  I suspect only Finland can beat that percentage.

The country has Latvia to the south and Russia to the east.  Over history it has been part of Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and then the USSR.  Now of course it is an independent country and a member of the European Union.

At first it seemed amazing to have to change allegiance so often but of course Britain was invaded by Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and Vikings before the French arrived in 1066.


  1. Hi Shiela! Map postcards is a great idea. I'll probably do a map and flag theme for my next A-Z challenge :D My current theme is buildings and structures.

    It's nice to see another postcrosser posting postcards for this blogfest :)

  2. I would love to visit Estonia. Great postcards again

  3. I've ALWAYS wanted to go there!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  4. I'd love to visit. Looks like a gorgeous place.

  5. Great theme! It looks like a great place to visit.

  6. What an awesome theme. I would love to make it to Europe some day and see some of these places in person.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  7. This is a fascinating theme, and the postcards are beautiful.

    I had a pen pal in Estonia many years ago. Your post makes me think of her.

    Letters from the Land of Cherry Blossoms

  8. Beautiful pictures! I am doing an epic from Estonia next week for K :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

  9. I'd love to see this country and Latvia, among two places I've missed on my travels. I seem to spend all my time in India these days.


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