Photos from the Road: Doors of Old Tallinn Estonia

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Photos from the Road: Doors of Old Tallinn Estonia

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As I walked the cobbled-stone streets of old Tallinn, Estonia, I couldn’t help but notice the colorful and sometimes decorative front doors. Many were painted multiple bright colors, some just featured wooden patters, and others had metal work.

Tallinn has one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Northern Europe. It’s an easy trip from Helsinki on the ferry boat or from Riga, Latvia on the bus. Tallinn is a city packed with museums, towers to climb, and lots of other historic sights. It is capital of a country that likes to boast that they are a paradox of both the ancient and the modern, owing to the fact that it’s a place you can pay for parking with your mobile phone, the country that invented Skype, yet its medieval town is the part that attracts nearly all the visitors.

If you like these, see how Juno Kim captured the doors of Tallinn in her photo post.

Take a look at the rest of my front doors of Tallinn photos:

 

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Know of any other cities where you couldn’t keep your eyes off the doors?

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

5 Comments

  1. creative nomad says:

    managed to get some really creative shots! nice work

  2. Stephen Bugno says:

    @Creative Nomad Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them.

  3. Stephen Bugno says:

    Thanks Audrey! Would love to see a photo essay of the Korean doors.

  4. I really like this photo essay!!! A LOT! I like the colours and the designs. I’ve been photographing a lot of doors since I got to Korea but I still haven’t gotten around to turning it into a photo essay.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Perfect photo of a doors…I like it!!

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