Cameras Kept in Prison! Estonian Museum of Photography


Wanted! Antique cameras were seen when they were escaping through the medieval streets and alleys of Tallinn. Should be brought back to the Museum of Photography!

No, no, this is not a headline of the new Lomography Times. It’s just an attempt to make you read this post.

Of course, our beloved cameras are not kept in prison because they could have committed a crime. But the Estonian Museum of Photography is located in an old building, which was used as a prison in the centre of the medieval Tallinn. It’s just in a small alley right behind the town hall.

The building dates back to the middle of the 15th century and had been used as a prison until the middle of the 19th century. Today it’s the paradise for all photographers and lovers of nostalgia. There are so many antique cameras! Walking around the rooms made so much fun, but it was cruel to see them kept behind glass displays. All the time, I had itchy fingers and wanted to try them. They also show an old dark room from the early 20th century.

Besides old photography equipment also a very nice photo exhibition with a collection of portraits was shown. One set of portraits was taken about 20 years ago and the other set showed the same people on a current date.


written by annegreat on 2010-04-01 #places #art #museum #prison #nostalgia #cameras #photography #location #exhibition #x-pro #lca


  1. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    pictures missing, otherwise nice work :)

  2. paramir
    paramir ·

    no pictures?? :)

  3. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    I submitted pictures. So they have to be somewhere ...?

  4. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    I´m sure the photos are great, like this article !!!
    Congrats !!!

  5. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    nice work , but runway pictures :)

  6. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    Yeah, the pictures helped the cameras to escape from the prison!

  7. glenn
    glenn ·


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