New times and new habits have dramatically changed the lives of Estonians. If, at the beginning of the 20th century, every man’s dream was to have a farm and land, then a hundred years later, people are deserting the countryside for the more sophisticated life of the town. Nature reclaims the ruins of once large farms. Soon the wellington boot, the last remaining witness to a life of hard work, will be extinct. Estonia will become a national park and people find refuge in the capital city.
by Riho Vastrik, Estonia