Articles

 

Below are some texts that I have written about various cities in either English or Estonian.

 

Ortigia

My neighbourhood in Syracuse and its people (written in October 2017; in English)

 

Imaginary Budapest

Place names of Budapest; old neighbourhoods; old coffee houses, hotels, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, brothels, and pissoirs of Budapest; imaginary travel (written between October 2016 and March 2017; in English)

 

In Search of Proust’s Window

About my attempt to find the Gothic window in Venice that Proust described in Albertine disparue; imaginary travel (written between December 2016 and February 2017; in Estonian, with citations in French)

 

Street of the Emperor

About the most evocative street in Bad Ischl: Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße (written in September and October 2016; in Estonian)

 

The Ceramic Tiles of Lisbon

About the history and types of azulejos, and about how places grow in me after I have left them (written between May and July 2016; in Estonian)

 

Tajiks

Observations of Tajik people that I encountered during my trip to Dushanbe (written in June 2016; in English)

 

Istanbul

Flight from Dushanbe to Istanbul, people that I met during my first trips to Istanbul, and colours (written between February and June 2014, edited in July 2015; in Estonian; unfinished)

 

I Wanted to Write About…

My incapability to write about a trip through Lithuania and Poland to Berlin (written between spring and autumn 2013, edited in July 2015; in English)

 

Notes on a Pilgrimage

Flâneur, philosophy of travelling, Proust, literary pilgrimages, and a collage of Parisian impressions and incidents (written in April and May 2012; in English, with citations in French and Estonian)

 

A Ride to Novi Sad

Impressions from a trip to Serbia (written in October and November 2010; in English)

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