kolmapäev, märts 01, 2006

Why do they all look the same?

The face of Estonia...I'm not saying they are all related. But they do bear an uncanny resemblance to one another...









9 kommentaari:

Jens-Olaf ütles ...

Cause there is only one, and the one is Lennart Meri.

Eppppp ütles ...

They do look the same, Im amazed.

Giustino ütles ...

Meri doesn't look like them though. I haven't been able to find a picture of him when he was young either. Perhaps Meri has always been old...

Jens-Olaf ütles ...

Do you know the book "Meie Lennart" (2000)? There are some fotos of Meri from the 50s and 60s.

taavet ütles ...

Maybe if we can "melt" those pics into one in photoediting software - we will see the ansector of all estonians!
Maybe Lennart-s ansectors were'nt estonians at all ? ;)

Giustino ütles ...

According to Estonica.org, after the Livonian War there were no more than 140,000 Estonians in the 1620s. Today there's about 1.1 million altogether...which means most of them are related...Perhaps Meri descends from a different ancestral Estonian, one with a more rectangular head and smaller cheeks.

Eppppp ütles ...

I took a mirror and faced my round cheeks... seems that I personally belong to this gang here...

Anonüümne ütles ...

My wife,Lydia, does not look the same as those people.

She is definitely Estonian for many generations, although I brought her to America after WWII.

Her parents and relatives do not look the same in their photographs.

Pekka ütles ...

I saw your comment once on Phil's site where you told ugly details of your Italian (?) heritage. This gave me an brilliant idea; why don't you go to Estonia and spred your seeds for awhile? It shouldn't take a long time, for a young buck like you, to make a difference how the estonians look like. By the way, Estonians look great.