Where the boys lived. Hara Bay. Estonia, just up the lane from the sub base.

So of course the Soviet Military had a massive presence on the baltic coastline of the beautiful country that is Estonia, whilst part of The USSR, 1945-1991. The coastline was part of the outer border of the Union.

A military township was constructed at Hara, to defend and supply personnel to operate the Submarine base just a half mile away.

That base (to be blogged shortly), is now quite a touristic venue, however what is left of the township base, has either been redeveloped and inhabited or, as in the case of this post, reclaimed by nature.

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there wasn't much to see inside either to be honest

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There were however rooms full of these flattened boxes, hmmmm seems a bit fishy

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i later found out that once the Soviets had withdrawn, a fish canning operation was set up on the area, that too now obviously long gone.

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and not much left of the "squat and squit" toilets.

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I would like to think that the first two images are what is left of some genuine Soviet murals, the theme is in keeping with the military presence, of submarines

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Got to be honest, I love this one, a true love story encapsulated in paint. Such a strange Estonian phrase,"gimme ma bricks", methinks I shall myself use it as a chat up line with the ladies.

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through the open door we go, thankfully the sunlight was streaming through the windows other wise i may have found myself swimming in a pool that has long had the plug pulled out

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I guess this was some form of recreation club, clambering through the debris and fallen masonry, i got the impression that this was some sort of communal sauna. each wall was fully cladded out with wooden planks, it has to be?

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Anyways out through a hole in the wall and i'm back into the midge infested forest. Where i end my journey, surrounded by boats.......

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.....and a suggestion for my next port of call

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Time for a selfie maybe? or maybe not.

GIMME MA BRICKS
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