Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

Restaurants and Cafes

Tallinn is full of nice restaurants and cafes one of it is called F-Hoone. It is at the old industrial area of Telliskivi. 
They have nice Fusion food and the atmosphere is very hip but still cosy. It is very usual that restaurants offer water and bread for free. The following photos were taken there.

 Another nice place is the Kochi Aidad near the harbour. The atmosphere is very cozy and chic. Everything is white and bright. The cakes are a dream!

Other nice restaurants are: Kohalik
Must Puudel
Rataskaevu 16

Montag, 17. März 2014

Spring is just around the corner

We've had almost two weeks filled with sunshine and fresh wind in Tallinn. The past weekend was snowy and grey again but today the sun showed her friendly face again. Fortunatley I could share that fabulous weather with my good friend who came over to visit. That meant we basicly strolled around the city, avoiding being inside too much. :) Nevertheless the sun enabled us to take some good photos. For the following a lot of credit goes to Kati. Most photos I am displaying in that post took she. Some of them where altered by me.

Of course you will see some pictures of the city since all newcomers are amazed by its beauty and its sight axises.

View from Linna Hall

Old Town Square with Town Hall and Vana Toomas

Thats how the sun graced my birthday :)
 Of course we also had to walk along the beaches. The following are from Stromi Randla near Rocca al Mare. There is also the Hipodrom nearby, thats why you often see horse racers and equestrians practicing at the beach or in the wood nearby.

Town wall from inside

Me on my way to conquer the city.

With that smile I can conquer the world!

Thanks again to Kati for the photos!

Sonntag, 2. März 2014

Here I am again

Its been a long time since I posted on this blog, due to a thight  schedule and bad ligth I didn't really do much photos or fun things worthy writing about. But now its getting slightly brighter from day to day and I will have friends over.
 I just recently had my good friend from Germany over and we did a lot of fun and chilly stuff. She came just at the right time for the big Celebration of the Estonian Nation. It was very weird and fascinating to be part of the long and crowded procession to Toompea Castle( Estonian Parliamnet) in the rising sun very early in the morning. Blue, black and white flags all over the city and in the hands of everybody. Everyone was so solemny and serene. We celebrated Independence day with a walk at the beach :)

Reception on Toompea

 We were at the Jägala Falls near Tallinn also. The Tourism Lady in Tallinn told us, that it is very hard to get there with public transport and that there is not much to see but thats not true! Estonia has a lot of falls and Jägala is one of the biggest. Its fundament is limestone and the water erodes it every year for 5 cm. Its pretty amazing and really not that hard to go to with bus. In the little village near the falls one can also visit the oldest church of Estonia and one of the oldest parsons houses. So Tourism Lady, you didn't do a good job!

We also went ice skating in Tallinn Old Town wich was so fun. I also got to finally visit the New Russian Orthodox Church in Lasnamäe! And plus to this: FOOD! So much delicious food!
Ice skating after 10 years requires some support. ;)

Cake in Komeet

So Much FUN! (and my new moomin gloves <3)

Eventually I did well without the braces

Thanks to my friend for some of the pictures!!! Thank you!