Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cruising with Virginia--Part 6 Tallinn, Estonia

Are you ready to take a virtual visit, this time to Tallinn, Estonia?
(Warning: picture-heavy post, again!)
 Honestly, I had little no idea about this magical place before my visit. It is absolutely enchanting! We were all pleasantly surprised how lovely this place is....take a look and you'll see what I mean!
Tallinn is the largest city and capital of Estonia.  Tallinn's Old Town is on 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, Finland (thanks, Wikipedia!!)
 Dr. John used his wide angle lens to capture this old town scene! Love it!
The scenic city
You can easily see people dressed up for the town event. Waitresses and shop vendors wearing medieval costumes are the common sights here.

 Although it is a very touristy town, we find every nook and cranny quite interesting.I love the gorgeous flower shops, window display, the little train bus and the whimsical street sign. I also adore my grown kids sitting at the sidewalk!
Stephanie had fun posing with the shop displays here. She actually bought some new outfits from one of the European department stores!
This view (from the lookout of the old town) is simply breathtaking.
 (photo credit: Stephanie)
(photo credit: Dr. John)
 (photo credit: David)
 Isn't this weather vane beautiful?
Well, what do you think? Isn't this city charming? Thank you so much for stopping by!

31 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Very charming! Thanks for the virtual trip!

Laura B. said...

So amazing! I'd love to see the outfits your daughter bought. I bet they are beautiful and unique. I love your vacation posts!

Rose said...

what a beautiful fun town to visit. i also would like to see Stephanie's new outfits, perhaps she will model for photos? :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these photos - it makes me want to go to Europe again! Love these kind of little towns/squares!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Beautiful photos! DH loved seeing them too (-:!
Hugs, Karin

kerenbaker said...

Oh these pictures are beautiful and so inspiring. Another lovely post to read!

Brenda said...

It is indeed very charming. The architecture is incredible. Thanks for the tour!

Wida said...

It's fun to take the journey with you. I am so glad your family takes such beautiful pics to really capture the vibrid colors.

cnelson said...

Perfectly DELIGHTFUL! LOVE these pics!! TFS!!!

Lin said...

Breathtaking place, V, your pictures are wonderful! (I knew nothing about this lovely place, either) Thanks for this great post!

Barb said...

Another fabulous vacation post! What a charming, quaint and delightful place this is! LOVE all the awesome photos, V!

Dorel said...

Breathtaking indeed! I'm from Estonia :)
I'm glad you loved it! Sometimes it's good when someone reminds you what a beautiful place you live in! Thanks Virginia!

Harriet said...

Thank you, Virginia, I got to "see" a city I will never visit. Yes, the weather vane is exceptional. Today I bought a copy of "Catherine the Great"....I've been waiting for it to be published in paperback. I took another look at the hermitage to get me in the mood for this book. Thank you, thank you!!!!

Linda R said...

I do have to agree with you that this city is so charming. Once again I have really enjoyed seeing your photos. They are getting me excited about an up coming cruise we are going on. Our cruise takes off from New York City and goes up to Boston, and Portland and them up to St Johns NB Canada, then up to Halifax, NS. We are super excited and can't wait.

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos.

Hugs~

Nancy K said...

Your photos are so gorgeous, such talented photogs in your family! I've thoroughly enjoyed your travelogue, what an amazing trip. I especially loved seeing St Petersburg, I was there in 1973(it was still Leningrad at that time). Your photos brought back wonderful memories, especially the Hermitage, what an awesome place.

Leni said...

Great photo's ! Indeed, a very beautiful city! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful! You all take the best photos!

Cat Craig said...

Great post, lovely photos! I'm enjoying the virtual tour.

Bethany S. said...

so lovely and neat Virginia! I love the old-fashioned look of the town!

alexandra s.m. said...

Charming indeed!
Thank You Virginia.
I don't want it to end ;-)

Vic Lau said...

I love picture heavy posts! :) Estonia looks SOOO beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Karen from MI said...

Oh Virginia!! This town is MORE than CHARMING!! It really is BEAUTIFUL and to think that for those that live here, it's just so "everyday"!! Guess I compare it to where I live and it's like a little "fantasy land"!!!! :) I sure did learn a lot, too. Sure looks like this was an AMAZING vacation for all of you!! :) xo

shirley-bee said...

Great virtual tour, Virginia. The photos are stunning, and Tallinn looks beautiful.

Sheila H said...

The town is totally charming. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE Seeing all the photos from your Fabulous Trip!! Thanks for Sharing....xoxoxo

Arlene said...

Thank you so much for sharing - love the photos.

Linda Beeson said...

Simply spectacular, thanks!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Who knew?! Great photos, Virginia! Love the details too, like one of the photos showed this huge, thick door in the background with lots of trim work ... no foam core doors there I'm sure!!!

Katarina said...

Beautiful pictures, Virginia. Such a charming city - not at all what I expected.

Alice Wertz said...

awwww.... such a beautiful place! love the medieval buildings and costumes. so very pretty and charming! thanks so much for sharing the beautiful photos, V!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Yes, Tallinn was such an amazing city! I love how you collaged some of the photos - very very beautiful! Hope to go back some day :)