After Helsinki, I took a short ferry ride to the first Baltic state of my trip: Estonia. I wanted to visit Estonia’s capital city Tallinn after learning about its fascinating history and medieval heritage. While I was in Tallinn I stayed at a hotel in Old Town, the medieval heart of the city. This small part of Tallinn is surrounded by castle walls and is home to the world’s best preserved medieval streets and buildings. Long story short, my experience here was truly unforgettable. Sleeping and waking up within castle walls made me feel as if I had stepped into a whole different dimension. I spent hours and hours wandering around the old streets of Tallinn, and I can still hardly believe that there’s such a place on earth where it seems as if time had never passed.
Prior to Tallinn, I imagined Medieval architecture to always be grim and grey. I was surprised to discover that Tallinn’s medieval buiildings actually comes in a wide range of colours, and I even spotted some vivid colour stories that I had never seen before. Below are just a few of the sights that caught my eye. The inspiring colours that I saw in Old Town encouraged me to dress the part, so I paired my green gingham shirt with my yellow pants for a day in medieval wonderland.
Shirt : Joe Fresh | Sweater : Muji | Pants : Club Monaco | Shoes : Polo Ralph Lauren | Bag : Ted Baker | Sunglasses : Banana Republic