Real quick, one picture from the art museum yesterday that I somehow accidentally left out.
I got to my next hostel early, around 9:30am, too early to check in, but they still fed me pancakes and tea! How sweet!
The building is listed as a UNESCO historic monument.
I wanted a nap but I forced myself out the door. No plans, just to see what I would find.
I went to the tower museum, I think it was in the tower at the far right.
Loved it! It gave the history of Tallinn, the major wars, and historical events.
More wanderings through old town, maybe I’ll figure it out at some point?
The old walls don’t completely encircled the city anymore, but there are lovely sections.
The stairs led up to another fantastic view! I was lucky, while I was up there I got the only 5 minutes that it stopped raining all day.
The girl at the hostel reception suggested I head across the train tracks and go to some great hipster shops and hangouts. But right before their renovated warehouse district, there’s the Russian markets. She told me this was a must.
From the outside, it looked like I might get killed in there.
And on the inside was the most ridiculous amount of Russian junk. Towering stacks of accordions, old cameras (like the kind a person had to hide under a little cover!), so many old books, and anything you can imagine.
Soviet military uniforms.
I was overwhelmed.
I neared the trendier area and saw these cute train car cafes.
I ducked in for a tea and a snack, mostly to escape the rain. The worst part of the day though was the 15 minute walk home. The rain and wind were so strong, I was completely drenched.
Calling it an early night with a hot shower and a book.