With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the massive factories, once manufacturing electronics, forging steel and assembling various equipment, were abandoned. So you will get a chance to experience a post-apocalyptic sense of things, as we wander these colossal urban structures reclaimed by nature. You will wish to bring a camera, to better capture the scent of peeling walls and lonely machinery, in rooms and passages, where purpose is lost to speculation. But don’t worry, we have a first-aid kit of tea and biscuits to keep your spirits up all the way, if you do decide to get side-tracked by that feeling of acting out Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker.
As all of this is hidden between the cosy wooden dwellings of Kalamaja, you will be amazed to discover this seaside hipster-capital of Europe for the hidden gem it is.