The memorial from below. I slipped all the way down the bank with many laughs at my expense.
And me, before the great fall, well insulated due to my blubber.
The plaque just behind me bears the names of a number of victims. Whether they are just the Estonian victims or all 852, I don't know, but there didn't look as if there were 852 names there. I have another close-up photo of that which I will upload.
It's a very large monument and very striking in it's unconventionality (is that a word?). It does not even appear on our tourist map and we had to ask the girl at the hotel if there were any memorials to the disaster. She described it as like a "broken rail". We looked at each other, a bit puzzled. Then, of course, we saw what she meant.
Fiona, I also cannot find any mention or pictures of the memorial anywhere. Inger amazed me by producing a name for it!
Senan, I'm off to Bosnia again next weekend, so I shall have an updated assortment of photos to show you. I'm taking the ones I snapped 10 years ago back to Bosnia to give to the people who were in them. It's going to be an interesting trip.
The only memorial I found online is situated on an island off the Estonian coast. We felt sure that there would be a memorial in Tallinn itself and sure enough, the girl on reception at the hotel pointed it out on the map, in a park on the very northern tip of the Old City.
By the way, if you ever have the chance to visit Tallinn or Estonia, jump on it. It is beautiful.