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Viljandi paadimees / Boatman of Viljandi

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Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 2 August 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

There is a famous song in Estonia about boatman of Viljandi, based on the legend: "Long-long ago, as a young man he had once taken a young girl across the lake on a summer evening and fallen hopelessly in love with the girl's blue eyes. Nobody knows what happened on the lake, but on the other side, the girl just waved him good-bye and left... However, the Boatman, a grey old man now, is said to row on the lake to this day, longing to see those wonderful blue eyes again."
I remembered this song in Viljandi, taking this photo.
Viljandi järve ääres seda pilti nähes tuli millegipärast kohe paadimees meelde...
Viljandimaa @ July 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/1250 second F/6.3 ISO 200 200 mm

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleus vue et iamge sueprbe panorama.

2 Aug 2012 5:32am

huri from tehran, Iran


2 Aug 2012 8:59am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely story and photo.

2 Aug 2012 10:02pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks for all your kind comments, Steve!