Did you know I was born and grew up in Tallinn? This beautiful magical place that no-one’s really heard of…
I rarely go back, but when I do it makes me want to move back there – just for the Tallinn Old Town and it’s pretty “Balamori” buildings that look even more colourful at this time of year. The Old Town is the heart of the city and I warn you, is very addictive. It’s mystical medieval milieu is surrounded by grandiose merchant houses and warehouses that date back to around 11th century. I particularly love walking on the original cobble stone streets, discovering new quirky cafes bars and restaurants each time I visit the town. Tallinn’s old town is dotted with medieval churches and although it screams culture, history and it’s Hanseatic origin from everywhere you look, it’s at the same time very kicking, contemporary and cultural. You’ll find galleries, modern cafes and restaurants on every corner and won’t want to step out in to the “present” out of the medieval village, I promise you.
Overhearing people at airports and on planes talking of Tallinn as a magical beautiful place really makes me proud, I must say. People who’ve visited my hometown try to compare it to Krakow or Prague, but always have this unexplainable smiley look on their face when they try to describe Tallinn. It really is a magical little town and I really recommend it as a place to visit either as a city break in the winter (with lots of snow) or a longer summer holiday because it gets really warm in the summer and Baltic sea becomes a little less baltic then.
Kind of want to go there every weekend – just for blog pictures… and see my family of course. Next time I’m getting there on time for Tallinn Fashion Week and bringing my beloved “photographer” with me to show you how photogenic my Tallinn is.
So what do you think? Would you like to go? Or maybe you’ve visited already?
From Tallinn with Love x