One More Little Neighborhood in Tallinn, Estonia

This will be my last Doorscursion from Tallinn, Estonia. The medieval Old Town has been a treasure trove of doors! So, let’s start in the Old Town Square and make our way into another old neighborhood! Not everyone has sitting doves!

Town Square, Tallinn, Estonia

And I found one here………

Town Square, Tallinn, Estonia

But, walking along the Old Town Tower Walls I found some great niches……..and as we will soon see, some were left open, so we could get a look inside these giant, thick walls.

Old Town Walls, Tallinn, Estonia

Here’s a look at one of the towers and the ramparts…….

Old Town Walls, Tallinn, Estonia

You can see here how the houses butted up to the walls……

Old Town Walls, Tallinn, Estonia

There are lots of shops and restaurants with outdoor seating here too…..It’s just a quant little neighborhood…..

Old Town Walls, Tallinn, Estonia

We were making our way to a medieval church………where we were greeted by these folks, made from stones and old trees…….

Sculpture at Old Church, Tallinn, Estonia

Trees certainly have caused controversy in Tallinn. This tree, outside the church, bothered the people in the building next to the church (they said it blocked their view) So at night the complainers would come out and pour salt at the base of the tree to kill it. The folks at the church would come by every morning and sweep away all the salt. A tit for tat.

Medieval Church, Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

The church folks saved the old, old architectural pieces too……

Medieval Church, Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia and the inide of the church looked like thi

And the inside of this medieval church looked like this…..they brought the old tombstones indoors…….

Old Church, Tallinn, Estonia
Old Church, Tallinn, Estonia

The concert was made up of music played on old medieval instruments and singers singing the old folksongs. The woman played a hurdy-gurdy.

Medieval Concert, Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Back outside we are now looking for some doors! This place reveals how deep the tower walls are………

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

and some are tunneled down…………

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Some had doors that had been removed from other spots……..and were painted pretty fancy.

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

I liked this door so much, I wanted you to look closer!

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Many of these tower shops featured old crafts…….

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

and some had touristy souvenirs…….

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

There were even tours of the Tower Walls……….

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

and some of the steps had a step to it!

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Well, we’re like this guy……..we could stay until the cows come home…….but it’s time to return to the ship!

Sitting Cow, Tallinn, Estonia

We’ll be on or way to St Petersburg, Russia tonight! See you there!

Look here to see what others are doing for Norm’s Doors!

It’s easy to do Norm’s Doors. Photograph some doors and post them to Thursday Doors on Thursday!

PS All photos were taken on our IPhones …….we are traveling lighter!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    I ‘m sorry to say goodbye to Tallin but looking forward to St Petersberg

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    1. Exactly the way I felt until I got to Russia!

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      1. Sheree says:

        That sounds ominous!

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  2. BeckyB says:

    Looks amazing . . but busy!

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  3. Jo Shafer says:

    Delightful sculptures, especially the ducks on the piazza. I don’t know that I’d sit on one, however. Wouldn’t that be disrespectful? And the couple of “human tree” skeletons singing outside the church is quite clever. I like that idea!

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