Someone asked me why I'm fascinated by Estonia today. "They have the largest collection of folk music in the world. Close to 130,000 songs and that's with being invaded and ruled by empire after empire and nation after nation." Of course then I started to babble about The Singing Revolution (it's one of my favorite modern historical events because it's so interesting) and how important music and the arts are culturally.
I'm a history buff. I'm a poetry/folk lore buff. The fact that the capital of Estonia also contains one of the best persevered medieval cities in all of Europe is just another cherry on the cake. It's just an interesting country with an amazing history. (And a more affordable alternative to the Scandinavian/Nordic nations that share history and culture with it)
I'll get there someday. For now I'm content with reading all the interesting stuff I can get my hands on.
#EarthCapture by @georgebturner
As the storms rolled in over the Serengeti plains, this cheetah whizzed by at speed. They, like many cats, hate the rain. "Turning to look behind me for a brief second (at a distant hyena), I quickly snapped this shot. It was made possible by preparation, a Nikon D5 and of course, a healthy dollop of luck!" #BigCats continues this Thursday 8pm on @BBCOne