Tallinn, Estonia

Photo Friday: Tallinn, Estonia

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I’ve long dreamed of going to Estonia, ever since I first knew it was a country some 15 years ago (I was a geography whiz kid, it may come as no surprise). Don’t ask me how or why, I just knew I wanted to someday visit.

Tallinn, EstoniaIt has this whole Eastern Europe romanticism about it, and prior to my arrival, the furthest east I’d been on the continent was Romania. Just one step closer to Russia, kids.

Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn’s architecture, which I found the most fascinating facet by far, is an interesting fusion of medieval remnants, communist buildings and modern Scandinavian design. It had me at medieval.

Tallinn, EstoniaIt had gorgeous churches…

Tallinn, Estonia…castle-like facades (that were probably no more than apartments, but who cares?)…

Tallinn, Estonia…spectacular town squares…

Tallinn, Estonia…beaches and the Baltic Sea.

Tallinn, EstoniaI don’t think it comes as any surprise as, fairytale-lover and romantic that I am, I spent the majority of my days in the Old Town.

Tallinn, EstoniaI feel like building shots never come out quite that interesting, but I don’t care: I walked around for hours snapping shots of the structures anyhow.

Tallinn, EstoniaI’m not sure I’ve been anywhere lovelier, as far as cities go. And, well, I’ve seen my share of cities in my day.

Tallinn, Estonia

 

COMMENTS
  • June 12, 2009

    What a quaint place. Nice to visit a place you’ve dreamed about going to. I’ll take Russia.

  • June 12, 2009

    I have to disagree.. I think your building photo shots are very interesting and beautiful. I’m glad you spent hours taking these pictures. What a beautiful place.

  • June 12, 2009
    ellen

    wow! i live in tallinn and it’s nice to know that someone else appreciates this city for its unique beauty.

  • June 12, 2009

    I’ve seen some blogs who have posted Tallinn photos, but none captured the drama and grandeur of those pastel dollhouses like you did!

    By the way, I gave you a cheese(y) award at my blog–haha. Thanks for making look busy and making me laugh out loud at work!

  • June 12, 2009

    Thanks for sharing such excellent photos of Tallinn.

  • June 12, 2009

    How quaint and adorable! I didn’t even know that Estonia was a country, but now it’s getting added to my “Someday List.” Thanks for sharing all of your adventures!

  • June 12, 2009

    It’s totally gorgeous! Actually, it doesn’t even look real:) I’m originally from Russia and Estonia was one of those places you didn’t talk too much about before communism fell.

    Photo Friday – Beautiful Lago Amatitlan

  • June 12, 2009

    I love old architecture like this…far older than we see here in the States! Thanks for sharing your shots!

  • June 12, 2009

    Estonian architecture looks very similar to Polish minus our abundance of Gothic. If you ever go to Poland, I think you’ll like it!

  • June 12, 2009

    Lovely pictures! Must add it to my list 🙂

  • June 12, 2009

    Lovely images, very crisp you have capture the temperature of the day. I do like this area of the globe. Thanks for sharing.

  • June 12, 2009

    Great town. I love shooting architecture whether old or new. I do admit that the really old stuff and the stuff from the 1920s attracts me the most.

  • June 12, 2009
    ali

    these pictures are STUNNING. seriously.

  • June 12, 2009

    Great tour. I love the super wide angle shots!

  • June 12, 2009
    Ali

    Just gorgeous. I’m adding it to my list!

  • June 12, 2009

    Oooh I love the last photo. How fun! I love being places where it seems like something magical had to have happened there.

  • June 12, 2009

    My list of Places To Go Before My Legs Give Out just got longer.

  • June 12, 2009

    Ohmigosh, that night shot. It is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for pointing out to me what I’d heretofore completely failed to realize . . . . I TOTALLY HAVE TO GO TO ESTONIA!

  • June 12, 2009

    The colours and structures make it look so theatrical! I especially love the last pic, it almost looks like a little figurine town!

  • June 13, 2009

    love the pictures of talinn. have wanted to travel there for years and your pics only fueled that desire. may bite the bullet and sign up for that city’s marathon next year. thanks for the inspiration!

  • June 13, 2009

    Those lovely spires are forever piercing the skies.

  • June 13, 2009

    It looks like you were in Tallinn at a prettier time of year than I was last year (in April)! I absolutely loved that city but it was a lot grayer, colder, and rainier then so I had to limit my time outdoors. I’m impressed that you’ve known about Estonia since you were a kid; I didn’t know that it was a country until I read an article about it in Travel & Leisure when I was in college but after reading that story I really wanted to go 🙂

  • June 14, 2009

    You know, all I can think about when I hear ‘Estonia’ is Skype. That’s where they’re from, all those guys. Apparently it’s completely revitalized the economy of Estonia.

    I’m really impressed with how CLEAN it all looks in those pictures.

  • June 14, 2009

    gorgeous, as usual.

  • June 14, 2009

    Wow, I almost didn’t recognize it without any snow! Last November, on my way to Russia, I visited Tallinn during a terrible blizzard. It was a gorgeous city despite the weather. I am definitely planning on going back to experience it under better conditions. I hope my photos turn out half as good as yours.

  • June 15, 2009

    Wow. That place is every bit as charming as you promised it would be.

  • June 17, 2009

    This place does look like a fairy tale came to life. I enjoyed going with you on this interesting trip.

  • June 17, 2009

    aww it looks so cozy! Now I want to go there too, these posts have a way of doing that to me.

  • June 18, 2009

    Gorgeous photos, definitely moves it up a few notches on my “places to go” list. 🙂

  • September 20, 2016

    Photos are eye-catching. Thanks for sharing such beautiful images.

  • May 14, 2017

    Definitely going to visit Estonia!

  • August 14, 2017

    Really awesome pictures.. Great work..

  • August 14, 2017

    Lovely images… I will definitely make a visit to Estonia…

  • August 14, 2017

    Thank you for sharing such an interesting post… Great work..

  • September 14, 2017

    Wow…Stunning pictures…seriously

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