I´m staying in Estonia these days, to be precise, in Tartu. This place is amazing being the most quiet and silent town I´ve ever been to. I was going out the other day. We went to an irish pub to get some beers. And you know what: it was really quiet. The music was so low that people had no need to higher their voices and vice versa. Everyone was just having his beer.
So far, drinking is not a great adventure in Tartu (sorry about this, guys). Another way to spend a good time is attendin all kind of cultural events! So I went to a MUSEUM.
Tartu Kusntimuuseum or Kivisilla gallery - did not really get the difference and if there is any. Both situated in the Leaning house ("The “Leaning House” is under 5,8 degrees, which is greater than the Pisa tower," - says the official museum page of wich you can get assured if folowwing the link http://tartmus.ee/files/wordpress/?page_id=13&lang=en.)
The permanent collection "is not terribly extwnsive, but all major periods are covered", according to the city pocket guide. Could not have been said better! Starting at some shy panoramic painting of Tartu (end of the 19th century) the visitor walks through some local modernists who in a great way resembled to Matisse and Cezanne, than comes some harsh expressionist´s paintings and so on untill we land at present.
The case is that on the very same storey where the collection is kept I stumbled on a tiny room full of beauty. Just take a look at this hilarious pendant and the handmade fox (or whose?) leather, that looks like a real treasure from an estonian fairytale.