Photo frenzy in Tallinn, Estonia
September 1, 2011 9:20 PM



The first stop on my cruise was Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. I had never been there before so I had no idea what to expect. But it was a very beautiful and picturesque city indeed! We had about 6 hours to spend in Tallinn and we chose to enjoy them in the "Old Town" part of the city. Below are some of the photos I snapped while I was there.

Tallinn in Estonia sign
Here I am by the Tallinn sign. The church in the background is St. Olav’s Church and Tower. A church that was actually the tallest building in the world between 1549 to 1625.

Old Town entrance in Tallinn
Entrance to Old Town in Tallinn.

Segway in Tallin, Estonia
Where horses have been replaced with segways these days...

Photo frenzy in Tallinn
By the way, Old Town is very popular among tourists.

Photo frenzy in Tallinn
So I was not the only one who took photos

Photo frenzy in Tallinn
and gawked. Lol!

Holy Spirit Church in Tallinn
But seriously, there were a lot of really stunning old buildings and churches to see in Tallinn. Like this 14th century Holy Spirit Church with its 17th century clock.

Holy Spirit Church Clock
In fact the Holy Spirit Church clock is the oldest public timepiece in Tallinn today.

Town Hall in Tallinn
Town Hall is another cool building in Old Town. It is located at the Town Square and was first mentioned in 1322 in records, although it was not until 1402-1404 it was given the appearance we see today. Town Hall is also the only intact Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe.

Town Square in Tallinn
Town Square seen from the Town Hall side.

Town Square in Tallinn
Where I, and many others, enjoyed an ice cream on this lovely day. :p

Lookout in Tallinn
Up by the tree in the photo is a perfect lookout spot in Tallinn!


Lookout in Talllinn
But I had to wander up this hill to get there.

Lookout in Talllinn
Then squeeze myself in among all these other tourists to get a glimpse of Tallinn.

View of Tallinn in Estonia
But it was definitely worth it!

View of Tallinn in Estonia
View of Tallinn, Estonia.

View of Tallinn in Estonia
Old and new.

Tallinn signTallinn sign
More Old Town charm in Tallinn - Cute shop signs!

Photo frenzy in Tallinn
Old style vendor in Old Town.

Photo frenzy in Tallinn
Hanging out in Old Town.

Tallinn souvenirs
Souvenir shopping in Old Town.

Photo frenzy in Tallinn
And me, constantly looking for fun ways to capture my surroundings.

Next post will be all about my visit in St. Petersburg, Russia! :p


Source: tourism.tallinn.ee


/A.L
 
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