On Tallinn Day, May 15th, an exhibition was opened on Vabaduse väljak, which compares the views of Tallinn a hundred years ago and today. The exhibition for the anniversary of the ER was prepared by the Tallinn Department of Culture, the Tallinn City Archives and the National Archives.
Vice-Mayor of Tallinn Vadim Belobrovtsev, who opened the exhibition, noted that 36 archive photos and 36 new photos are displayed on Vabaduse väljak, and they mostly show the Old City. "The exhibition opens an opportunity to compare the streets, houses, people in Tallinn at the beginning of the twentieth century and in modern times. Despite world wars and state order changes, most of the places captured in archival photographs remained recognizable", - the vice-mayor added.
The authors of modern correspondences were photographers Peeter Sirege, Kaupo Kikkas and Kristjan Kruzer. The photo captions were prepared by the art historian Jüri Kuuskemaa, and the historian Küllo Aryakas wrote the introductory text to the exhibition.
The exhibition will last until June 3rd.
This exhibition is the first joint project of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius in honor of the centenary of independence of the republics. Corresponding expositions from Riga and Vilnius will arrive in Tallinn by August 20th. The Tallinn exposition has already visited Riga, and in July it will go to Vilnius. Among the festive events there are also concerts and decoration of flower beds in the colors of national flags.