Andres Gallardo: Tracing Remnants of Soviet Era in Estonia with Photographs

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  • 10 September 2017
10 September 2017, Sunday
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Before starting this blog we realized several journeys to Estonia. Estonia’s severe cold, its history and ambition for developing digitally transformed country inspired us, The Der Kollektor Team, ad we became a fun of the country (All Baltic States in general). That’s why when we have seen some beautiful photos taken in Tallinn, our eyes could not stare somewhere else!

When we have encountered with Andres Gallardo’s photographs, we really went back to these days we spent in Tallinn. Gallardo’s photographs are illustrating Linnahall (Formerly known as Lenin Culture and Sport Palace). This place can be described as remnant of socialist era in the city and when one goes there at the night it is still possible to see shiny old town from this concrete jungle.

Gallardo took several photos inside of this abandoned building which is designed by Rainie Karp and Riina Altmae and he says that “The complex is closed for seven years now. When I had the opportunity to photograph the interiors I was expecting to find some ruines, but the truth is that it’s better preserved on the inside than the outside.” Actually, he also answered some question marks in our minds with his photos and the text he wrote. He also shares a story about Linnahall “Living in Estonia 8 years now, I have always been curios about what used to happen inside that massive construction. Actually, one of my friends got his first (and last) striptease in the night club there.”

Gallardo describes himself as self-taught photographer from Spain who is living in Estonia at the moment. We, actually, liked his architecture photograph really much however it worths to take look his portraits too, so you should visit his personal web site!

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)

LINNAHALL (FKA V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport)