Postcards of Old TallinnCategory: Travel Chronicle
Location: Tallinn ( Estonia )
Tallinn is quite a particular city. Walking along its streets one can feel the different cultures that molded it.
The central-European Germanic influence is strong in the oldest Gothic buildings. It's easy to imagine the town in the Hanseatic times.
But Eastern influence is not less important. Orthodox buildings like the impressive Alexander Nevsky's cathedral are an important remainder of Estonia's close vicinity with Russia.
That's also palpable listening to a good amount of local workers that use Russian as their day-to-day language (have in mind that the city has about a 37% of Russian-speaking population).
It's old town it's definitely a good place to explore. I certainly look forward to visit it again in the future in order to discover new nooks.