Photographer's Note

Fixing a lamp in Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats) in Tartu, eastern Estonia.

Tartu is the second city of Estonia (population just over 100 000). It's mainly known for its university, the nation's oldest, founded in 1632 by the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus (Gustav II Adolf) to train Lutheran clergy and bureaucrats for the Swedish administration. Most of the Baltic region was ruled by Sweden in those days. The King was killed the same year at the Battle of Lützen (in present eastern Germany), one of the major battles of the European Thirty Years' War, so switching on the light of learning in Tartu was one of the last decent things he did.

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