Tallin’s Old Town, Part II

Back again. Thanks so much for the kind comments and private emails. So very much appreciated.

Let’s go back to Tallinn’s Town Hall Square….

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These guys photobombed me at least three times, but I didn’t mind. πŸ™‚

The people at the market were so nice! They very happily posed for photos:

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This sweet girl continued to smile for me while playing the little flute.

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There was all kinds of stuff for sale at this market.

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If I didn’t live in California and had room in my luggage, I would have bought a sweater and some mittens.
See the pale blue building named Tudengimaja? I got a small clay replica at a gift shop nearby. The saleswoman translated it as “student house.” I thought that meant “hostel,” but it’s more like “student union.”

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Just a great place to be on a sunny summer day.

According to a Tallinn website, the tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441, when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world’s very first Christmas tree.

Just a little more Tallinn on Friday, then on to St. Petersburg. πŸ™‚

{carole}

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6 Responses to Tallin’s Old Town, Part II

  1. Caroline says:

    I love this type of market and the people look so friendly. While the hiuses are similar to te houses where I live, I’m sad to say – you wouldn’t see many smiling faces.

    • It really was refreshing, Caroline. So often you’ll see people who just don’t want tourists there, but tolerate them.
      The people in Tallinn were worried about Ukraine, though.

  2. susan says:

    I would have been on a buying spree – what a nifty market place – and what beautiful vendors

  3. A charming and bustling town square. Love the guys in the straw hats. πŸ™‚
    Looks like you had perfect weather. What was the temperature like?

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