Photographing doors had never occurred to me until a year ago but now I find myself doing it more and more often. After walking through the Kalamaja neighbourhood and looking for more details of the city I begun to look out for unique doors as I walked through the old town.
My favourite from the doors I photographed in Kalamaja.
Passing through the medieval streets of Tallinn’s old town.
A side door to the grand Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It wouldn’t be fair to include the main entrance to the cathedral here.
A modest entrance to a cellar bar and restaurant nestled in the walls of the old town.
The juxtaposition between door and building. The underwhelming colourless walls with its bright blue door.
Not exactly a door but I am going to include it, at least it adds a but of variety and demonstrates the surprises you find on ever corner of Tallinn.
As there is little road traffic in the old town and therefore not many cars parked up on the sides of the roads there were far more opportunities for photographs.
See a fellow bloggers perspective on the same door at Destination Anywhere, minus the scaffolding.
The grand (above) and the old (below). Which do you prefer?
This trip opened my eyes to the peculiar beauty of Tallinn and it was a welcomed surprise. I look forward to returning and seeing more. I was only able to visit a few of the neighbourhoods in the center of town, next time I want to travel further afield.
Any tips on any particularly special areas in Tallinn that you think I should visit? I would like to hear them in the comments.
Read my previous post Doors of Kalamaja
I am a team member of Day With A Local and these photographs were taken in cooperation with them.
More doors HERE.