In prior posts I have mentioned going someplace I never planned to go. My day trip to Estonia fits that category. I had read all about the Old Town of Tallinn, but figured if you've seen one old town, you've seen them all.
WRONG! I am so glad we took the 'fast' boat from Helsinki to spend a day in this very charming city. Last year for A to Z, I made a point of listing the UNESCO heritage sites if applicable. The Old Town of Tallinn is a UNESCO site.
Walking to the Old City from the docks and entering through the Great Coastal Gate, with Fat Margaret's Tower on the left. (not too PC, lol)
Interior of St. Olaf's, built in the 12th Century:
Typical street in Old Town, above, with Town Hall Square, below:
Maiden's Tower and Steeple of St. Nicholas behind:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral:
A beautiful view from the top of the high wall:
And I couldn't resist purchasing these handmade houses that are sold in the souvenir shops:
So, so happy I visited here.
Tolkien Bonus: E is for Elrond, founder of Rivendell, father of Arwen, and bearer of the greatest of the Three Rings, Vilya. At the end of the Third Age he departed over Sea with the other Ring Bearers.