weekend walks: the doors of old tallinn

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The old town in Tallinn is such a charming medieval town, dating back as early as the 13th Century. The cobbled streets of the town weaves into lane ways and courtyards. Each corner you turn, there is something fascinating to see.

We walked through the streets of the old town for a couple of hours and stumbled across so many churches and merchant houses. But what intrigued us were the doors; each one so unique! The old town simply has so much character. Even the doors have so much character! Here is a selection of the different and interesting doors we came across.

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For more of our photos of Tallinn, visit our Facebook album.

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41 thoughts on “weekend walks: the doors of old tallinn

    Dumplings - said:
    October 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    […] you know the answer?  You can check it by clicking here to read their post about their weekend walk in this capital city.  Their photos of the unique doors […]

    Dumplings - Southern Kissed said:
    September 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    […] you know the answer?  You can check it by clicking here to read their post about their weekend walk in this capital city.  Their photos of the unique doors […]

    ytaba36 said:
    July 26, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I kept saying “Wow’, in an ever more enthusiastic voice, as I looked at these photos. I’m bookmarking the page so I can wander past the doors any time I want to. What treasures!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      So glad you like the post 🙂 What we captured was only a portion of what we saw! There were just so many doors with character in Tallinn!

    adrianpym said:
    July 26, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Reblogged this on The Legion of Door Whores and commented:
    A great collection of door images from Wise Monkeys

    The Wanderlust Gene said:
    July 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    You should post these on The Legion of Door Whores … 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Interesting you say this, because we ONLY just stumbled across their blog yesterday. Might send them a link 🙂

    White Postcards said:
    July 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Amazing how doors can have so much style and charm!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

      Yes, we were simply blown away by the amount of different styles 🙂 Definitely a charming city!

    cindy knoke said:
    July 22, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for the wonderful post and photos! We will be there soon!

    Linda Arthur Tejera said:
    July 22, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Wow, these are some absolutely amazing doors! Now, we need to see what they’re hiding! hee hee 😀

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 22, 2014 at 4:07 am

      Hey Linda,
      Absolutely!! Let’s just use our imaginations 🙂
      Hope you are well. Enjoy the rest of the week!
      Thanks for stopping by.

    kayrpea61 said:
    July 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Don’t you wonder what is behind some of those doors? They display such contrasting personalities.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      YES!! Jane from Just Another Nature Enthusiast suggested we write a book about it – which has got us thinking now who we would put behind each 😉

    Expat Eye said:
    July 21, 2014 at 5:34 am

    So pretty – Tallinn is lovely 🙂 Did you find it expensive?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      We found it reasonable! Prices comparable to Sydney (after conversion) for a meal.
      Tallinn is gorgeous 🙂

        Expat Eye said:
        July 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

        Hope Riga measures up! 🙂

    somewonderland said:
    July 21, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I liked Tallin and many of its small beautiful spots, doors, etc., but I must say it wasn’t love at first sight. Quite on the contrary. The first time I went to Tallin in 2005 it was late autumn, rainy and everything seemed so dull and gray, leaden skies including, and I kind of though it to be boring. Then I came for the second time in late spring or early summer, and I could not believe how changed everything seemed. And those many colorful doors were indeed part of making Tallin awesome that time and a few more times afterwards

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 21, 2014 at 4:55 am

      Maybe we were so lucky arriving when there was blue sky and sunshine. There was a sense of a happy vibe in the air as there usually is when the weather is warm 🙂
      Coming from Australia, where we don’t have the historical buildings that Europe has, we can’t help but just find it so magical!
      Thanks for sharing your experiences with us 🙂

    Packing my Suitcase said:
    July 20, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Amazing collection of beautiful doors! Each one unique 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Yes, aren’t they just?! We couldn’t help but want to photograph them when we saw how different and pretty they were!

    Retired2Travel said:
    July 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I loved Tallinn but didn’t capture the beautiful doors you have. Thank you for sharing!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Pleased you enjoyed the post! Thanks for leaving us a comment & Tallinn is a gem of a city, especially the old town. 🙂

    worldjourneysdiscover said:
    July 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    someone can help you with your door obsession you know! 😛
    seriously, lovely pics Tallinn is a wonderful town

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      LOL – there could’ve been more door pics but we ‘controlled’ the urge to snap more! 😛
      Tallinn is magical!

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    July 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Seems like you enjoyed it in Tallinn/ Reval 🙂
    I also noticed the doors but did not take any pictures of them during my last trip, perhaps I will go there again in the following weeks.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      You can easily go, right?? It’s a very pretty place 🙂 We really like it!

        CrazyChineseFamily said:
        July 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        It’s very easy from helsinki. A normal ferry needs about three hours and costs per person roughly twenty euros. There are also speed ferries which take only 1 1/2 hours there

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          July 21, 2014 at 2:53 am

          Well, looks like you will need to lock in some time to get to Tallinn 🙂

    maverickbird said:
    July 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Love the doors. Thank you for sharing.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Pleased you enjoyed it 🙂 Thank you for leaving us a comment!

    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    July 20, 2014 at 11:03 am

    How amazing are these doors!!!? This is unbelievable. Are you familiar with a book by Chris Van Allsburg entitled “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick?” Each of the illustrations in the book is inspiration for telling a story. You could create a similar type book with this collection. So cool. I wonder about the door with the worn down stone threshold…to just the right side…

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      No, we haven’t heard of that book but will certainly look it up 🙂 A rather intriguing idea! Thanks Jane!

    Know-All said:
    July 20, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I really really love this post! Such a lovely idea to focus on the different types of doors! Wonderful!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      July 20, 2014 at 5:08 am

      Thank you 🙂 We were simply fascinated with the variety of all the different doors, it was simply worth sharing!

    Ulrike vom Bambooblog said:
    July 20, 2014 at 4:16 am

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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