Driving back to Tallinn from a week-long tour of Estonia, I spotted a striking group of buildings that I NEEDED to learn more about.
Here’s what I saw:
After checking in to the hotel that afternoon, I went for an afternoon run, bringing my trusty point-and-click with me:
What is it?
For the longest time I thought of this as “Tartu Maantee”, because I don’t know Estonian. Of course, Tartu Maantee just means “Tartu Road”.
In truth, this is Zelluloosi kvartal (Zelluloosi quarter), a former pulp and paper factory (“endine Tallinna paberi- ja tselluloosivabrik”).
Today it is a renovated mixed-use facility with restaurants, offices, shops, etc.
A view from the east:
This caption is tongue-in-cheek…but it reflects a truth: the older I get, the more anxiety I feel around young people milling about…