Thank you! I'm trying to get bolder, still feels weird to point the camera at random people. I just got back from a vacation to Sri Lanka and I could have got much more great portraits if I had had more courage which only built up by the very end of the vacation. At least I managed to capture some beauties that I will soon showcase here
It was. There weren't many people, though, as it was a workday and about 5 PM. You can see a guy praying to an icon on the picture. I guess there were only a few elderly ladies there besides him (and me and the priests).
Traditionally Estonia has more Lutheran influences than Orthodox so in most places the Orthodox churces aren't as popular (or rather all churches struggle for people unless it is Christmas). Although in the 1840s many people joined Orthodox congregations because rumors of the Russian czar giving free land to those who convert were widely spread. Some sources claim about 100 000 people in Livland converted in a few years at that time. Due to obscure events and nationalizing in the 1920s, there now are two Orthodox churches here (Constantinople & Moscow)... It's a long story
Lutheran? Strange. I suppose it's an influence from scandinavian countries. My bet was for orthodox/eastern catholic society.
In Poland Mandy Thurstady and Good Friday lithury start usually abour 7 - 8 PM, so people can come from work. But in our "rationalized" times all churches struggle for faithful - unless they have a really good priest