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April 16: trip to Tallinn 2

The voyage itself.

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The grand, um, bowitorium. What do you even call this? A showroom, I guess.

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Chimneys: just as colorful as the hull.

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Looking back to shore before setting off. The entry to the ferries always seems to be through these incredibly long glazed, elevated tunnels, which is interesting from an architectural/spatial point of view.

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Some nice sun on the deck, though it was pretty chillers to hang around out there for long.

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Gullspective.

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Sun plus phenomena (note the faintish sun dogs to the far left and right of the sun).

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It never stops being curious having the gulls flying around far below you when you're up on deck.

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Must be moving, judging by the presence of the smoke.

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Sun plus phenomena 2.0; also islands.

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The left sun dog.

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Helsinki receding — Agricolan kirkko is the spire in the middle; to its right are the spires of Johanneksenkirkko.

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Plastic blue sea view.

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About halfway across the Gulf, one could glimpse both the Finnish and Estonian shores, which was pretty incredible. This is looking forward toward Tallinn; the one sign of land you can see is the tower in the middle of the horizon.

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This, meanwhile, is a view back toward Helsinki, and here you can more clearly see features on the shore.

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Ferries in the distance, heading in the opposite direction.

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Looking up to the ceiling of the showroom and further up to the bridge.

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Chiaroscuro as we near the shore.

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Chiaroscuro 2.0.

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This bird seemed rather inquisitive (hungry?) and flitted around as we disembarked.

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The dock at Tallinn, with the old city straight yonder.