A Cathedral in Ruins – Tartu, Estonia

Cathedral in Ruins in Tartu, Estonia. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Cathedral in Ruins in Tartu, Estonia. Photo: Ulla Hennig

The last part of my travel to the Baltic countries led into Estonia. The first Estonian city we visited was Tartu, a city known for its academic tradition. The University Academia Gustaviana was founded in 1632 and is one of the oldest in Northwestern Europe.

The University still forms the character of the city – you can see a lot of young people sitting in the various cafés and restaurants, or simply on the lawns around the cathedral hill.

The photo above was taken on the cathedral hill which is dominated by the ruins of a 13th century cathedral. It may sound strange, but walking in a cathedral where the roof is lacking gives one a special feeling of the greatness of those old buildings and it makes one feel quite humble…

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

2 responses to “A Cathedral in Ruins – Tartu, Estonia”

  1. Brad Shorr says :

    Ulla, Chilling photo – well done!

  2. Paul C says :

    I have always marvelled at how early builders could span wide distances with aesthetic flair. I enjoy your regular posts.

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