"Magical Tallinn" Tallinn County by SapineKuu

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The Delights of Snow & Darkness

I love Tallinn in winter when the cruise ships and stag parties have departed. Cosseted in the embrace of deep snow the old town is like something from a fairy tale. Late at night the cobbled streets are quite deserted. Lit by the flickering of tiny oil lamps placed on the steps of houses and shops. This is a great time to curl up and read some Estonian folklore in front of a roaring fire.

The Snow Goose

In winter snow geese and other birds huddle together for warmth off the Gulf of Finland. I think of these Geese as the VT's of bird world!

A Different Perspective

Snow always makes roof tops a delight to see. This was taken from one of the many vantage points in the old town.

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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    amazing opening pic

  • unaS's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Tallinn is one of those places I've always wanted to visit, but never quite managed it. With your hotel tip, I just might get there yet. Thanks!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2009 at 6:55 AM

    Visiting during Christmas time is nice for the markets as well for the decoration! Navitrolla seems an interesting artist - loved his pictures found on the web :)

  • leecouk12324's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Beautiful nightfall pic - you can't beat comming into Tallinn by ferry on an evening and seeing all the Old Town lit up

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2007 at 10:01 PM

    What a beautiful photo of Tallinn.Those stag parties ruin so many places.I gather they're doing it in Prague, so a friend told me.Ugh.Diana

  • Kairus's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2006 at 2:16 PM

    I love Navitrolla work too - so whimsical and witty! Have to buy something during my next trip toi Estonia - before the rest of the world discovers him and the prices go up.

  • Dec 3, 2006 at 1:32 PM

    To Tallinn again?:o) There's a VTmeeting in Tallinn on the 9th, it has been posted in the meeting calendar if you want to check it out...!

  • Sagespot's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2006 at 6:44 AM

    That opening pic is beautiful! So deeply stark and open. Cheers - Sage

  • Bilimari's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 6:16 AM

    Nope, haven't given up yet, just need some time to sit down to listen to them. I believe I heard "The Ace of Spade" :D Great photos here, make me want to go back to Tallinn.

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2006 at 1:09 PM

    your winter tallinn picture is wonderful... can't wait to get back there!


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