The abandoned Patarei Prison can be found on the outskirts of Tallinn’s Old Town. It dates to Tsar Nicholas l, completed in 1840, and was intended to help defend the Estonian city. The Soviets used it as a high security facility from 1920 onwards. You can sill see the execution room and many left behinds of the former inhabitants in the cells and offices, even medical instruments. There is broken furniture, scratchmarks and old posters on the walls, forgotton utensils and newspapers. It was abandoned more than 15 years ago and while some might use it as a secet party location, als the remains of beer cans suggest, it also became a place of excellent murals and graffiti. It’s a huge area to explore and imagine the horrors of being imprisoned here. It’s open to visitors and also for sale if you got some spare 3 million euros.
Now available as “Lost Places” calendar 2018.
(On request only. Strictly limited.)