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Exhibition in Tallinn at Kiek in de Kök medieval tower

Opening of Here they fought in Tallinn

Opening in Tallinn! After the Fotomuuseum in 2017 we get back to Estonia, this time in the splendid scenario of the medieval tower Kiek in de Kök in the ancient heart of the Baltic capital.

On display there are a selection of shots from the reportage Here they fought!, this time dedicated to the Alpine front of WW2. A photographic journey from the sea of Mentone to the high crests of Mont Blanc, between Italy and France.


The opening day of the exhibition was exciting. It took place in the presence of the Tallinn museums’ director, of the director of the Kiek in de Kök and of the Italian Ambassador in Estonia. A large crowd participated with interest in the presentation of this reportage chapter dedicated to the forgotten battles of the Second World War.

Kiek in de Kök

The medieval tower Kiek in de Kök is one of the main attractions of the city. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages and it is one of the largest towers in Tallinn’s defence system. Inside you can have a complete experience that ranges from the Middle Ages to more recent times. In fact, the tower was also used during the Cold War. Below it, in the underground part, there is a maze of tunnels serving as an anti-aircraft shelter while the ceiling has been reinforced to resist any air attacks.

Kiek in de Kök is certainly an evocative and relevant exhibition venue considering the topic covered by the reportage.

How long it will be in Tallinn?

The exhibition will remain in Tallinn from 16 February until 25 April 2023, open to visitors every day from 11.00 to 18.00

The visit includes the museum and the exhibition, which is located on the top floor in the most evocative room. It is also recommended to visit the basements in order to immerse yourself in the typical atmosphere of fortifications and air raid shelters. An environment not far from the one of the bunkers and fortresses portrayed in the photographs on display.

This is the link of the exhibition on the museum’s web page.
This is the web page of the reportage chapter on display on my website.

I am looking forward seeing you in Tallinn or at the next stop in Rome, under the Aurelian walls in April!

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