While I was in Tallinn I fell in love with the patterns and colors of the old town. Last week I shared a few snapshots with you, but today I wanted to focus on the buildings of the old town. Every building is painted in beautiful pastel colors.
Many times, the buildings were painted multiple colors, highlighting the intricate architectural details. Walking through the streets surrounded by bright colors is simply amazing. It was a little chilly but no matter how cold it got, the pastels keep you elated! (It was still September, so I’m not sure I’d feel this way in January!)
It appeared that almost every door was built in a chevron pattern and painted accordingly. Those doors that were not chevron had molding details in alternate colors. It appeared that the chevron door was the standard door, allowing entrance to shops and residences, while those with moldings were entrances to hotels and restaurants.
Visiting Tallinn was such a treat. I had seen pictures of the old town online but seeing the city in person was completely different. It was more beautiful than expected, and the colors were more vibrant than can be captured in a photograph. Have you been to Tallinn? Do you plan to visit? I’d love to hear what you think of the old town area.