I can walk on ice

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After being immobilized for weeks I could go out again and walk with friends in outside despite of a little pain. It was very important for me to walk around Tallinn while it was still winter.

Broken foot

When I got my foot broken and I had to stay in bed and in a room constantly during 5 weeks I started to see the time going slow. I couldn’t do anything but looking Mustamäe becoming snowy. I was stuck and had to erase my last hope of travelling in Norway and spending New year’s eve in Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia.

Christmas tree on Raekoja plats

Christmas tree on Raekoja plats

Recovering step by step, I see myself able to walk with more ease day after day and at some point I became confident enough to walk on longer distance.

Slow recovering and first hazardous walk in the wild

I took my first walk in Tallinn that day. The roofs were covered with snow, tourists everywhere and me imitating them. It was afternoon and the days weren’t very long. I could already see the sun going down and the city lights turning on enlighten the narrow streets of the old town.

I had a boring path though the city centre. Starting with Toompea and finishing on the freedom square. I took few pictures that day, preferring to look at the city I missed for months with my eyes.

Visiting Pirita and the Linnahall

Couple walking on ice

Couple walking on ice

The next days I have met with my Romanian student friend for special destinations. We first took a bus to Pirita with her interns. The frozen Baltic sea and snowy beach were looking good and « wintery ». The wind blown a lot and some part of the regatta passage were very slippery. I preferred not to walk on 🙂

The day after we have been to the Linnahall without her intern, She told me that she never visited this enormous monument and that she was returning home in few days. This large soviet construction is a remaining of the Moscow Olympic games (Russian capital has not access to a sea so Tallinn was chosen for the Regata). A short stay on the building roof for photos and to admire the view.

We finished this visit by walking back to the city centre, passing near my favourite restaurant, Hell Hunt.

Guillaume Speurt

Guillaume Speurt

French settled in Estonia, I have spent my last years in the Baltic States. I love photography and travelling in Eastern and Central Europe, I write this blog to relate my experiences.
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