Another Baltic country, another Old Town. Tallinn's throwback-ville has more of a medieval feel than Vilnius or Riga. While the Old Town feels more complete than the other Baltic capitals' versions, it also feels less like a real, living part of the overall city. Restaurants and boutiques, yes. Banks and places of commerce, not so much.
Heading in through one of the old gates of the city wall. The highlights, usually churches.
Even in summer, when the sun refuses to shine, it's time to grab a fur throw. Pig planter box, trough reversed.
The impressive St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, home to Tallinn's Russian Orthodox faithful.
You can take a fantasyland tour from a blue train. Outside the old walls, ready to be a back lot for Game of Thrones.
A geometric jumble of a skyline.