April 16: Tallinn – Vanalinn 3
I explored some more around Toompea as the sun crept down, and then I had to get back to the ferry.
Pigeon bollards. Pigeards.
That peeled part of the wall (quite possibly of the cathedral) looks like Cyprus.
I don't understand what's happening here at all.
An old ramshackle way.
The deep wall of the cathedral.
There are several odd things about this building: its rounded corners, the color, and all the painted-over windows.
All diagonals all the time.
This means literally "Non-existent Knight," which is somewhat confusing.
Mint chocolate doors.
Another outlook square, Kohtuotsa vaateplats (meaning Court Outlook Square, more or less), its entrance framed very nicely by this pair of trees.
Down the wall to the lower part of Vanalinn (which is called All-linn, or Lower City).
A look across to Oleviste kirik, plus a whole load of watchtowers.
The steep road seen from above.
The discs of cobbles look like they're supposed to be radiating from the tree trunks, and yet both trunks are off-center within the discs.
OUTLOOK SQUARE GULL
Heading down to the park (Toompark) along the north wall of Toompea.
Layers of land off in the western distance.
Talk about battered walls.
It's kind of hard to tell where the natural rock ends and the masonry begins.
Nearly at the base, a look back up.
The whole stair complex from Toompark.