Archive for October, 2009

Walk around the Old Town

Posted in Tallinn on October 28, 2009 by leysalk

Today I was returning a soundtrack to my boss and while in the cinema waiting for my coffee I realised that I haven’t been on a proper walk in ages. Of course I’ve walked through Old Town on many occasions but never with a fresh eye.

It’s currently autumn in Estonia, the leaves have fallen from trees and you can smell that in the air. It smells like change. And one part of that change is the fact that it goes dark really quickly during the day. And darkness is one of the best times to explore the Old Town since it brings out the magic.

The architecture itself is amazing not to mention the faint smell of spicy almonds that they sell on the street corners. The medieval look adds to the magical feeling one gets from the Old Town.

The video I have added is basically bits and pieces of the Old Town. I tried adding music but obviously I failed. I’m not very good at editing videos 🙂 However, you’ll get the idea. At the very end of the video I’m actually at the top of the viewing platform where you can see pretty much the whole city and it is both beautiful during daylight as well as during night time.

While walking home I was listening to music and suddenly I felt this urge to cry. It’s hard to describe the exact emotion but I think that I was simply overwhelmed about the beauty of Tallinn and the fact that I’m so lucky to get to live here and enjoy it every day. Also, It was like a breath of fresh air, suddenly I realised that just as Tallinn never gets finished (there’s a folklore story behind that statement which I will share soon enough) I will never stop learning and experiencing and that it in itself is a magical thing 🙂