Wednesday, January 21

Day cruise to Tallinn, again!

Another day of walking around Old Tallinn, beautiful city. Too bad that all the roads were covered in slush and after walking for a bit our shoes were completely wet and soaked. Had to take off my socks and dry them in restaurants. Rain boots would have the choice of shoes for this day...So much better to come here in the summer...

Went to some museums and see the tunnels that run big parts of the old city. When Tallinn was under Swedish rule in the 18th century they build many kilometers of underground passages that worked as protection of the city. Sadly the Swedes capitulated to the Russians and then they passages were not used, they been flooded with water and loads of homeless people have been living in the the last 50 years. Now they are restoring it bit by bit and pumping out the water. Next year there will be more passages to visit! 

Tunnel continues but from this point it's no entry until next year...
 KGB Museum in Viru Hotel
View from Viru Hotel 25th floor
 Old Hansa, awesome place to have a locally brewed beer 

 View from Neitsytorni 

 The old cathedral 

 Up on the city walls 
City walls 
 Up in the tower, but what is this giant "beehive" ? 
 City Gates 
  East entrance to the city
 Slush slush slush!
 City Square
 Sun sets upon Tallinn

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