8th Unlock the Past Cruise: Day 6 Tallinn, Estonia

8th Unlock the Past Cruise: Day 6 Tallinn, Estonia

(Thursday 16 July 2015). I have a longer than expected photo-post for Day 6 of the Unlock the Past cruise as it was a shore day in Tallinn, Estonia, and apparently I took a HEAP of photos (over 100). With some effort I have managed to get cull these down to 20 for you, so I do apologise in advance for the long post, but found each of them is interesting , and I wanted to share.

The Celebrity Eclipse pulled into the dock Tallinn, Estonia at about 10am and it was fine but cloudy-ish day. I’m beginning to think that we brought the good weather after hearing about the horrendous weather that they had the entire trip on the voyage just before ours.

The day started slow with a sleep-in (much needed as I’m still not properly into the right timezone), followed by breakfast in the buffet, and then a wander in to Tallinn with my mum.

The streets of Tallinn I found different to other places I’ve been to. And it seems the be the high multi-storey buildings are the normal thing in Europe. I did notice a lot of graffiti and a lot of run down looking places in Tallinn, but in saying that much of the place had an old world charm to it – and hopefully the photos below convey at least some of that feel.

There was an afternoon Research Help Zone session where people could book a 15 minute one-on-one session with their expert of choice and get help with their research. These have been useful for many who have taken advantage of them. My suggestion, if you ever go on an Unlock the Past cruise, do some homework beforehand and get the details together for those line or people where you’re stuck, and run it by and expert or two. You just never know, they might some up with something you haven’t thought of.

Brickwalls have been broken from the Research Help Zone sessions!

In the evening Cyndi Ingle gave a presentation on Google Maps and Google Earth through the use of her powerpoint slides rather that live (due to the lack of internet on the ship),  she managed to convey just the types of things you can achieve with the tools, that can connect with you genealogy. And potentially, as it is graphical, using maps is a way to get some non-genie family members interested in genealogy.

Putting pins with labels on maps, outline a property, attaching photos, overlaying old maps, creating a “fly through” video and whole heap more can be done with these tools, which of course are free. If you want a really interesting way to present you family history. you might want to think about using these tools! They really are amazing.

Anyway, here’s my photos from Day 6 … enjoy!

 

Tallinn, Estonia

view of Tallinn from the ship

Tallinn, Estonia

the Tallinn Balloon was flying, so we knew we were in the right place

Tallinn, Estonia

and just to make sure, I found this outside a building too

Tallinn, Estonia

markets at Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

this was a surprise …

Tallinn, Estonia

yeah, no chance of pronouncing those names

Tallinn, Estonia

old street, old building and a snazzy yellow corvette

Tallinn, Estonia

shoes and coffee anyone?

Tallinn, Estonia

this is what all the streets (that I saw) are like

Tallinn, Estonia

one of the entrances to “old” Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

isn’t this street pretty

Tallinn, Estonia

St Olav Church from a distance

Tallinn, Estonia

St Olav Church from just outside it

Tallinn, Estonia

I found a beautiful bookbinder shop that was selling these notebooks

Tallinn, Estonia

if you didn’t want to walk, the bicycle taxi was a popular option

Tallinn, Estonia

old building, next to a newer old building

Tallinn, Estonia

this just oozes rustic-ness

Tallinn, Estonia

back to the boat, but a quick pic with the 4 that were in port

Tallinn, Estonia

the Celebrity Eclipse (left) and the Costa Luminosa (right), both in port at Tallinn

Next up, Day 7 and we’re off to St Petersburg …

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2 Responses to “8th Unlock the Past Cruise: Day 6 Tallinn, Estonia”

  1. Sharon says:

    Tallin looks lovely! I would have been happy to see more photos 🙂

  2. Crissouli says:

    Thank you for taking me to a place that I had never heard of… so many interesting places…

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