Patarei Sea Fortress

Originally a fortress, it ended up as a prison during the Soviet era. There is an aura about this place that feels sorrowful.

1980 Olympics, Estonia

In protest at the invasion of Afghanistan, most of the NATO allies boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. This is one of the first overtly political acts I remember becoming aware of as I grew up, the other being the anti-aparteid protests. The USSR ploughed on regardless, with the sailing taking place just outside Tallinn in Estonia. I find the Soviet take on the Olympic symbol amusing in a cheeky way.

Moscow 1980