Churches of Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, one of the three Baltic countries that achieved independence from the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Tallinn has many houses of prayer, including a Roman Catholic Church, within its old town walls. The spires of some of these churches dominate the skyline. The old town is aContinue reading “Churches of Tallinn”

Travel Poetry – 1

I have decided to try a new genre called Travel Poetry – I hope you like it. Small squads of tourists heading to the palace in Kadriorg Park, each with a different photo to take, It is a mini-Versailles according to the locals. The President’s pink house is there for all to see cyclists, sunbathers,Continue reading “Travel Poetry – 1”

Tallinn, Estonia: a very Baltic Christmas

For an authentic Christmas market, Tallinn is hard to beat. But it’s not the only reason to go

Tallinn’s ‘new Nordic’ food scene – and the restaurants leading the way

A new generation of Estonian chefs is feeding a culinary revolution by mixing Scandi-style cooking with traditional flavours to create innovative dishes at affordable prices

Written on their faces: the people of modern Estonia – in pictures

‘I believe that the human face is the best document of time,’ says Birgit Püve. Since 2012, she has been capturing the humour and defiance, modernity and traditionalism in Estonia as the country forges ahead two decades after the last Soviet soldiers left