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The Memorial to the Victims of the Estonia Disaster

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Address: Tahkuna kula, Korgessaare, Estonia
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Bronze bell – a ship’s or soul bell that starts ringing by itself in a...

Bronze bell – a ship’s or soul bell that starts ringing by itself in a strong wind. With the movement of its cross-shaped pendulum in a storm, it seems a bring a message from the sea – a bell tower in a way … symbolically. The incline of the monument has a visual and emotional impact and should also call to mind the last moments of the ship. Tender details are also added to the bronze bell – four child faces on each of the main points of the compass.

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Walking near the lighthouse

The memorial sculpture is just a basic metal thing, nothing really special but the meaning of it is really strong. Nice rocky coastline!

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Andrius T
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The memorial sculpture is just a basic metal thing, nothing really special but the meaning of it is really strong. Nice rocky coastline!

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is the Memorial to remember children who died at the Estonia catastrophe. The ship went from Estonia to the sea and there was beginning a storm and all victims died in the cold water.

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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Yes, sad, but very beautiful place in seashore. Very good, that near is a notice board, where you can read, what and why.

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Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Just about everybody I've met in the 10 years I've been in Estonia knew someone who died in the disaster. Every sizeable town and village has an 'Estonia' ferry memorial. This one, on the closest land location to where the ship sank, is to the children who either died, were not born (there were a number of pregnant women aboard)... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I worked in shipping and I remember the sinking of the Estonia so when we found ourselves here on the island we felt drawn to the memorial. It is very unusual but, when you read the thinking behind its design it all makes sense. Most people we saw seemed to stumble upon the memorial, having come to visit the lighthouse,... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

A nice quiet place to remember the awfull event that took place with a typical quirky memorial a place worth visiting

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