A couple of weeks ago the little man had an inset day off school so we went to Tallinn for the weekend (as you do!). It's a place that's been on Mr M and my list of places to visit for years, and it really is rather lovely. It was chilly, and at times damp, but still really nice. As we had the little man in tow we didn't really get out in the evenings but we walked around a lot, took the tram and made use of out hotel's swimming pool.
The first few images here are from Linnahall - the Palace of Culture and Sports created for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. A great, imposing structure, but the state of it did make me a little sad (especially remembering how exciting having the Olympics in your own town is!). It stretches right out to the sea and the view of the city from the top is pretty good.
Then into the very pretty, and well preserved, old town, where we spent lots of time ambling along the cobbled streets.
Another highlight was Telliskivi Creative City - former Baltic Railway sheds and factory buildings which house some lovely shops (vintage and items from up and coming designers), cafes, artists studios, printing houses and a theatre. Well worth a visit.
The area around our hotel was home to some rather good architecture. Opposite we had the Hotel Viru - Tallinn's first high rise building containing a KGB Museum (which we didn't make it to).
Out the back we had the rather fabulous Roseni 7...
Roterman Residential Complex...
And lots more treats around every corner.
Have you been to Tallinn? Any recommendations you'd add?