Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

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I look this pic and suddenly I remeber awful disco song... blue. Sorry, Jaanus :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Guerilla Cinema

Tallinn bicycle week was finished off by (Geriljakino) Guerilla Cinema - free of charge for anyone with a bicycle.

Geriljakino (Guerilla Cinema) fights against tastelessness, indifference, delusion of grandeur, boredom and ignorance and does it by conquering cityscape and cinema art, mile by mile. The world is unaware of any guerilla movement, that has announced time and place before its coming. Geriljakino is not an exception. You´ll know about it, when it´s time.

The viewings of Guerilla Cinema take place in secret venues, unusual places. To get to the cinema the cyclists had to meet in a certain location where they were told the place of that evening's film showing. We had 1,5 hours to try and find our way to the venue. For those who were interested, there was a possibility to take an extra route to find a map to take you to the cinema. This evening's venue was in Meeruse port, what is normally closed for public, and which is located in a district of Tallinn that has not enjoyed the best reputation. However, it is still an area where there is lots to see and it's not a bad place to live at all. We know, because our headquarters is located in the same district and the Guerilla Cinema's venue was actually not far from it at all! We didn't mind because after the viewing, our way home was probably the shortest! :)

Aaaa, the movie was Bejing Bicycle.

First, here is video documentary about the event.





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On the way

Video: Ahto Vaher

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For hearing the movie we needed FM transmitters.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bicycle market and sunday fun

After the parade everyone had the chance to enjoy the cultural programme of Tallinn 2011 which had brought culture right to the edge of the sea. Some found themselves comparing their bicycles, others talking to strangers - which is not a very common thing for an Estonian to do! There was also a bicycle market going on.

We enjoyed the day and decided that Tallinn would be pretty cool if we indeed had so many cyclists and if everyone was always so happy. To quote Tõnis Savi, one of the organisers of Bicycle Week: It's hard to spot a grumpy looking cyclist in Tallinn, but there are plenty of grim looking people in their cars.True enough!


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To be continued...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bicycle parade

One June 5th a grand bicycle parade took place, organised in co-operation by Tallinn 2011 and Tallinn Bicycle Week. The parade shut down traffic in the town's centre and roads that are normally occupied by cars, were occupied by cyclists who sadly lack proper bicycle routes in the centre of Tallinn. The purpose of this parade was simple - to cycle and make the town aware of the number of cyclists cruising its streets every day. We would like to see our hometown as a peaceful and environment friendly European capital. Tallinn Cycle Chic captured images of chic cyclists and was one of the 500 participants.

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