Friday, 7 June 2013

The week in pictures: Tallinn

Today, my darling, hardworking husband is off presenting papers and talking shop. And while I, lady of leisure that I currently am, sit poolside - amazing weather, unlike anything we ever get in England! - I thought I'd stop in and share a few random images from our first week: cozy cafes, fanciful architecture, street art, grand town squares. We're soaking it all in, at a very relaxed pace.

Yes, this is just what the doctor ordered.
 

Helsinki receding from the ferry deck































Some of the residential architecture reminded me of a more colorful Cape Cod style



This funky yet traditional cafe turned into one of our favorite coffee breaks


We bought a beautiful vase in this studio, where you could observe the artist at work


Hello Kitty and a gas mask?










15 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  2. Glad to hear your enjoying a relaxing break!

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  3. I have to admit--I had to look up Tallinn and I forgot where Estonia is! Oh, well. I learned something! I went to school with someone and I worked with a woman, both from Estonia. They stand out as two people very proud on their heritage. Thanks for sharing your pics. I loved the studio picture. The colors are gorgeous!

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  4. I want to go, I want to go, I want to go. Good to hear that you are having a wonderful time. The photos are amazing.

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  5. You've really got this relaxing adventuring thing down! Love taking pictures of vacation graffiti. Enjoy!

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  6. Looks so pretty! Glad you're enjoying your trip xx

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  7. Gorgeous!! I'm so glad you are relaxing and enjoying yourself. Soak it in my friend :) xo

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  8. LOVELY! I am so glad that you're having a good time. It looks stunning! I can hardly wait to see more.

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  9. Some of these photos look like you've stepped into a fairy tale! I'm so glad you're enjoying your time away and able to relax! Enjoy it!

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  10. how lovely to come to your blog and see a familiar sight. i spent over a year and a half volunteering in a village not to far from Tallinn. are you spending your whole week in Estonia? nii lahe!

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    1. How cool that you've lived there! I'd love to hear more...my husband and I were both really charmed by this tiny country and its people. We were there about 8 days in total, and visited Tallinn, Tartu (where my husband was attending a workshop), and Parnu. It was lovely!

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  11. Love it! I love the blown glass and the funky cafe and just...all of them. Hope you're having fun!

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  12. So cool! Glad you're getting some time away and are enjoying just what the doctor ordered. Perfect.

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  13. I am on a vicarious holiday, thanks to you!

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