Merry Dancers

The labyrinths of streets are a mixture of town halls, 19th-century wooden houses, Soviet concrete buildings and modern elegant skyscrapers. Between the picturesque coast of Tallinn Bay and the Old Town – this is where North Tallinn, the bohemian neighbourhood of Kalamaja, has taken shelter. This part of the city, once a fishing village, today attracts artists, designers, art dealers and anyone looking for a non-trivial pastime. Kadriorg Park is home to the stunning Kumu Art Museum. This is the place to satisfy any aesthetic hunger for both classical and contemporary art. There is also an unusual place in the city where, if desired, it is possible to go back to the Soviet past, to 1980, in a time-machine. The abandoned ziggurat of Tallinn City Hall building, as a mysterious silhouette, descends to the bay, revealing terraces with a circular overlook.

As the sun goes down, Tallinn is being born anew. So, having climbed to the Kohtuotsa Viewing Point, you involuntarily realize that the time of the Northern Lights has just begun. 


Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Photography: Aleksey Klimov, Tõnu Tunnel
Year: 2020