Tallinn - capital city of Estonia, situated on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Even if it seems to be a small city it feels unique from one side and so familiar from another. Walking on the streets of Tallinn it feels so strange because there are so many usual (familiar) buildings, monuments, parks but at the same time you understand that everything is different.
OLD CITY - NO, I would say TALLINN is an AUTHENTIC VILLAGE, a village that we all imagined when we were reading stories about castles, romances between poor and rich, wars etc.
Tallinn's Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.The city was a European Capital of Culture for 2011, along with Turku in Finland. (Source WIKIPEDIA)
Besides fantastic buildings, churches, museums and theaters that are protected by the UNESCO HERITAGE SITES, it was amazing to observe how little detailes that seems to be so unimportant one by one make this city even more powerful in its greatness.
Even the local businesses that are so important nowadays get along with the rest of the Old Town in a perfect harmony, making the idea of an Old Town much more realistic and perfect planned.
In the image below look at the "Souvenir" sign. This is what I call a perfect coexistance. It doesn´t bother, it doesn´t attract so much the attention of a traveller/tourist ... it just makes a perfect simbiosis with the old town and at the same time it is just doing its business: selling souvenirs.
Travel in time.
It was an authentic experience with all these castles, fortresses and green spaces. We walked in a fairy-tale and I just missed some cavaliers riding white and black horses.
Tallinn - maybe you won´t fall in love with this city, but you will definitely discover something new for you. The cultural part of the city is so powerful it just sweeps over you and makes you want take another walk around it.