Our Travel Specialist, Jonathan Moffat, captured a thoughtful collection of photographs on his last visit to the Baltics. Covering the quiet landscapes of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, every image tells an affecting story about the history and culture of these lesser-known places. Here are a few of our favourites.
This was taken on our tour around Trakai Castle in Lithuania, which is famously set in the middle of a lake.
Vilnius artist quarter in Lithuania, filled with little stores, galleries, cafés, and restaurants. I recommend this place if you’re on the hunt for unusual souvenirs.
The roof of an Art Deco modernist church in Kaunas, Lithuania, left uncompleted upon the destruction of Lithuanian independence. It was used as a warehouse during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania, then as a radio factory under the Soviets, before work started on it again after Lithuania regained its independence. It was finally consecrated in 2005, more than 70 years after construction first began.
A skeleton displayed in the Estonian National Museum in Tartu Estonia.
A typical-looking Baltic Village house on the Baltic coast of Lahemaa National Park, Estonia.
The traditional buildings that make up the skyline of Tallinn old town in Estonia.
A view over the Baltic shoreline along the Lahemaa National Park coast. This is a great place to walk and enjoy nature.
A view of the Bog walking path taken from a watch tower in the middle of the bog in Lahemaa National Park, Estonia. The bog is the oldest organic landscape in Estonia, reaching in some cases up to 10,000 years of age. The first bogs started to emerge here right after the last Ice Age. As much as 5.5% of the Estonian mainland is covered with bogs and marshes.
Tartu Angel's Bridge in Latvia. The portrait relief in the middle of the bridge commemorates the re-founded University of Tartu in 1802 and bears the inscription, “Otium reficit vires” ('Leisure Renews the Powers').
A lone cyclist on a very quiet and beautiful white sand beach on the Baltic coast in Liepaja Latvia.
The Nativity of Christ Cathedral, Riga, Latvia. It was built when the country was part of the Russian Empire. It’s the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic provinces to be built with the blessing of the Russian Tsar Alexander II. The cathedral has been restored since Latvia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
To begin building your own photography portfolio of the Baltics, speak to one of our Travel Specialists. The team can help you choose the best tailor-made tour of the Baltics that covers all of the region's stunning landscapes and cities.