A monument marking the boundary where Saaremaa islanders begin to pronounce the unique Estonian vowel “Õ” as “Ö” was unveiled this past week.
The challenge of having to cut through bureaucratic red tape was worth it, since the islanders now have a new attraction that is both deeply meaningful and unique.
More on the opening of the monument here.
Photo by Margus Muld/ERR
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