Meeting in Estonia Day 4

On Saturday morning the partners were taken to Maanteemuuseum (The Road Museum). It is a museum that tells the story of the history of building roads and its effect on life. We were interested in the influence it had on communication (becoming faster, easier and more efficient). Unfortunately we could not experience the ride in a postal coach as the horses had finished their season and had been taken back to the stables, but we could try out the interactive version of a stage coach and remember what it was like to ride on buses during the Soviet times. Also, there was a lovely exhibition with old cars and we could test out different car safety attractions.

This coach was caught on photo by Zvone in Tallinn

The trip continued in Tartu with quick lunch in a café called The Cookbook and then everyone headed off the AHHAA (an interactive science centre) where the program continued with a art forgery decoding workshop. We were shown how to decode the paintings, find the secret symbols of original authors and how to recognise forgeries by using magnifying classes and UV lamps. Then everyone had some time to look around the centre and try out the hundreds of hands-on science experiments that were on show (currently, there was an exhibition on electricity, spy life and equipment and a medical display of illnesses and disfigurations).

Too soon it was time to drive back to Võru and for the Goodbye-dinner. It was a lovely evening with a lot of thank yous and remembering the best moments of the meeting and taking some more group photos. Then it was time to retire and finish packing the suitcases.

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