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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.

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Pigeon bollards. Pigeards.

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That peeled part of the wall (quite possibly of the cathedral) looks like Cyprus.

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I don't understand what's happening here at all.

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An old ramshackle way.

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The deep wall of the cathedral.

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There are several odd things about this building: its rounded corners, the color, and all the painted-over windows.

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All diagonals all the time.

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This means literally "Non-existent Knight," which is somewhat confusing.

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Mint chocolate doors.

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Fingerprint gates.

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Another outlook square, Kohtuotsa vaateplats (meaning Court Outlook Square, more or less), its entrance framed very nicely by this pair of trees.

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Down the wall to the lower part of Vanalinn (which is called All-linn, or Lower City).

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A look across to Oleviste kirik, plus a whole load of watchtowers.

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Gateview.

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The steep road seen from above.

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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.

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OUTLOOK SQUARE GULL

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Heading down to the park (Toompark) along the north wall of Toompea.

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Layers of land off in the western distance.

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Talk about battered walls.

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It's kind of hard to tell where the natural rock ends and the masonry begins.

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More batteredness.

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Nearly at the base, a look back up.

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The whole stair complex from Toompark.