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Many of us love to read all kinds of rankings - 10 most beautiful..., 20 most difficult, 5 most... and so on. I want to suggest one more simple rating - the best museum of the Baltic states. And I immediately declare a runaway winner - Tallinn Lennusadam or The Seaplane Harbour...
Almost every large city of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe can "boast" of a large number of abandoned industrial buildings. It is what it is, state-run economy is gone, and production at these industrial monsters became unprofitable. That's how these buildings appeared to be...
Tallinn is definitely one of the most photogenic cities throughout the former Soviet Union. Miniature Old Town, well-preserved ancient walls and towers, the proximity of the sea - all this makes the capital of Estonia very attractive for travelers and photographers from around the world. The...
This time I'd like to tell you about my evening promenade down the streets of Old Tallinn with dinner in one of the beer restaurants. The easiest way to reach the Old Town is by taxi. Prices are not small (from 10 Euros as of 2013). Once I'll definitely take a walk through all towers of the...
It is not a secret that the capital of Estonia is located on the winding shore of the Gulf of Finland. There are many islands and peninsulas nearby. Once there were many fishing villages. More recently, during the Soviet era, most of these territories served as a closed border zone. Now things...
There is one special place in the capital of Estonia. It was conceived and built by the Germans, the Swedes used to live there and the Russians destroyed it. Moreover, they destroyed it so effectually that now it is considered an important landmark of independent Estonia. It is not...
We continue walking around the Patarey Sea Fortress (Patarey Sea Fortress - the Darkest Side of Tallinn. P.1). We suddenly met a slightly plumpish middle-aged man with a camera around his neck in one of the hallways. He expertly began to tell us that wards next to the hospital...
To our own surprise, we decided to visit the Patarey Sea Fortress in Tallinn. Though I understand that accidents are not accidental... That was my idea to visit the Patarey Sea Fortress instead of a sightseeing tour of the Tallinn's Old Town. I read on the Internet a brief history of...
Walking around Tallinn, I unexpectedly noticed a giant abandoned construction by the sea. It was something like a huge prehistoric mound almost merging with the horizon of the gray sea and city panoramas. Of course, I hastened to explore the strange building closer. That's how I got acquainted...
I found Einstein among some pigs and bunnies! I found just about everything in the souvenir shops in  Tallinn  :) Here are some magnets. I stopped buying them a long time ago, but I still get upset whenever I hear or see someone trying to steal them.  Here's a Ferris...
This monument to Sir Sean Connery was an absolute surprise to me. At first, I did not even realize it was him. However, the inscription on the pedestal included his name. As I took a closer look, it really did look like the famous actor. Such a surprise! The monument was located in the...
What do you know about  Tallinn ? Red tiled roofs, Gothic churches, bridges and the "Old Thomas" weathercock on the  Town Hall ? Usually I study a city map and mark interesting places in advance, but not this time. I didn't have a plan, so I wandering around the city....
This was a tavern set in medieval style. It was such a small eatery, where there was no light or cutlery. The menu consisted of soup, cakes, beer, schnapps, and pickles in a barrel. Would you like to see some of the impressions? You should visit "III DRAAKON". This woman made my day....
We visited the capital of Estonia during our Norway Express run. We came here for one day. We reached the port; the sky was overcast. Not a good reason to postpone our outing, right? The port is located near the city center and from there it is just 15 minutes, by foot, to...
I spent most of the day on the road to  Tallinn and back. Despite the distance of 186 miles (300 kilometers), it took four and half hours each way. The weather in Tallinn was gloomy and unwelcoming; my pictures turned out boring. I failed to find a guide on-the-spot, and I wandered...