"Art Nouveau Houses and a Jealous Bachelor" Old Town Tip by Kathrin_E
Old Town, Tallinn: 38 reviews and 116 photos
About the only art nouveau architecture in Tallinn's old town can be found in Pikk, not far from the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Historical Museum.
The two houses are located opposite each other and are the setting of a very sad love story. A beautiful girl was living in the house with the dragons. The house on the other side of the street belonged to a rich bachelor who fell in love with the girl. She, however, did not want him even with all his money because she loved someone else. The guy was heartbroken, and he said, all right, you don't want me so I'll be staring into your windows all the time from now on.
Look up the facade, you will indeed see his bust staring at the other house through spectacles on the corner of the gable (photo 4 and 5).
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