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... lost. Last year was a good one for that. Well, I continued walking and came upon St-Nicholas' Church (not the Orthodox one). It was founded by German settlers in the 13th century, survived the Reformation but was nearly destroyed by WWII bombs.
I didn't go in as I had a preference for St-Alexander ...
... but no music festival to be seen. It was getting late, so started to walk to the bus station, when we started to notice a lot of people, mainly women, in traditional costumes, all walking away from the main park. We'd obviously missed whatever was on, but Allan took the opportunity to take snaps of anyone he could without being too obvious – he looked like a dirty old man taking sneaky shots!
Due to the amount of people in town, the buses that came by ...
... Upper Town. In medieval times the soldiers could peep into homes in the Lower Town from this tower.
After visiting the Upper Town, we walked over to the Tallinn train station (apparently most Estonians prefer to travel by bus and they have to upgrade the track system from the Soviet gauge to the European gauge), the Balti Station Market (veggies, antiques, hand-crafts, and old Soviet items), and the Kalamaja neighborhood. Kalamaja ...
... to say we ate it all! They must have tiny stomachs here... As the sun was now out with patchy blue skies we decided to march up the hill to the viewing platforms and take the postcard perfect photos. This also helped to work off our pizzas and it was a very nice walk in the evening sun and clear air. Once we returned to the hostel we met some room mates- a couple who at studying at King's in London- Nina (Belgian) and Sam (English). Finally it ...
... br> St. Nicholas' Church is now used as a museum and concert hall, where the collection of medieval art of the Art Museum of Estonia is displayed, the church is also a very popular concert hall due to its excellent acoustics.
Toompea Hills for awesome views
We then walked up the hill for 20 mins through the cobbled streets in the snow to the Kohtuotsa, Patkuli viewing platforms on ...