a weekend treat in tallinn

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Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. Estonia is the most northern of the Baltic states.
(I think I should mention this at the very beginning because I noticed – more than once – that one or another of our bunch of family, friends, colleagues, neighbours… started frowning & mulling over like „Where the hell is Tallinn?“).

The most known facts about Tallinn are that it has one of the biggest & best preserved Old Town Quarters going back into the Middle Ages while at the same time Tallinn is a modern “digital city” on its way to its very own future in a „digital country”.

Our travel companion* gave us lots of information about Tallinn & Estonia & the rest of the band:

 

 

We stayed in Tallinn for 2 days filled w/ blue skies & lots of sunshine. So let’s now have a look over Old Tallinn:

 

 

There are many trees amid the old houses, the walls & the towers: Old Town almost seems to vanish under all the leaves.

…& here is the „new“ Tallinn – also bathed in sunlight:

 

 

We concentrated mainly on the Old Town – it was fine weather, the temperatures approached 30° C… So it was a little exhausting walking on the cobblestones for some hours…

Nevertheless some impressions of medieval walls & towers:

 

 

 

 

…& next to the walls & towers there’s a world of spires – also bathed in sunlight & sparkling before a deep blue sky:

 

 

 

I did mention the overall blue sky & the blazing sun!

We – more than once – decided to heave some stop for recreation… Fortunately there are lots of cafés & bars where to sit & rest in the shade.

 

 

We made a (longer) walk to the palace built by the Russians (some centuries ago)… always in sunshine w/ blue skies above us…

 

 

 

…& finally we explored the orthodox cathedral (also built by the Russians – long ago). This impressive cathedral is made for sunshine & blue skies!

 

 

After such a lot of walking our last stop was always a rooftop bar w/ some refreshing Mojito… (or whatever!)! We watched the sunset, the sky turning dark slowly…

 

 

Once again out travel companion*:
(When thinking about the Baltic area I made a mental note to plan to go back for a trip around all the Baltic states to enjoy the coast & the landscape.)

 

 

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