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8 February 2019 / leggypeggy

Magnificent doors of Tallinn, Estonia

House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

Close-up of the doorway shown above, House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads

Poor John and I have been lucky enough to visit Tallinn in Estonia twice in recent times. This incredibly beautiful city is home to Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture.

Unlike many other capital cities in Europe, Tallinn has managed to wholly preserve its medieval and Hanseatic origin. Due to its exceptionally intact 13th century inner city plan, the Old Town was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

door, Tallinn, Old Town, Estonia

A walk through Old Town is a feast for the eyes of medieval churches, grand merchant houses, barn and warehouses, many dating back to the Middle Ages.

And of course, all those buildings have doors. That’s what today’s post is about—the magnificent, colourful, intricate and quirky doors of Tallinn. Two doors are captioned. The rest are on homes or businesses.

Do you have a favourite or two or three?

Tallinn City Theatre

Tallinn City Theatre

door, Tallinn, Old Town, Estonia

 

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  1. Lyn Douglas / Feb 8 2019 3:04 pm

    Gosh. I thought the doors in Italy are gorgeous. Beautiful photos. Love the purple one and the one with fresh flowers and probably all of them

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 8 2019 6:59 pm

      My favourite door changes every time I look at them. The one with fresh flowers is a total package, so a great choice.

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  2. Adevarias / Feb 8 2019 4:00 pm

    What a fantastic collection of photographs ! Thank you for sharing – must have been a wonderful walk !

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 8 2019 6:52 pm

      Thanks so much. These pics were taken on three days, several weeks apart.

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  3. afterthelasttime / Feb 8 2019 4:09 pm

    Interesting. All but 3 or 4 are designed with the primary door on the right most likely due to most of us being right-handed.

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  4. Miriam / Feb 8 2019 4:37 pm

    They’re all so quirky and individual. What a fabulous city.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 8 2019 5:15 pm

      It really is a fabulous city. You can spend hours/days there wandering around.

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  5. Andrew Petcher / Feb 8 2019 5:13 pm

    One of my favourite picture subjects!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 8 2019 5:17 pm

      This is the first time I’ve made a big feature of doors, yet I have scads of photos. I need to explore the archives.

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  6. Dorothy / Feb 8 2019 5:47 pm

    Love the doors, makes most peoples doors look really boring.

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  7. thewonderer86 / Feb 8 2019 6:18 pm

    Great. How colourful.

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  8. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Feb 8 2019 6:48 pm

    So much unique detail – what a fun post this is – thank you for all the photos. I might see if my HOA will allow a door like one of these on my house. Wait – I forgot – we’re allowed a plain, brown door. No wonder no one is wandering around photographing our neighborhood.

    You two must have had a great time.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 8 2019 6:54 pm

      Thanks Sharon. We loved Tallinn and we were so thrilled to have quite a few days there.

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  9. beetleypete / Feb 8 2019 7:09 pm

    I must try to get to Tallin one day. It always looks so appealing in photos. I like the door of the theatre best, but that could change. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  10. Gilda Baxter / Feb 8 2019 9:15 pm

    Great collection of fabulous and unique doors. I am also a fan of photographing doors…often I want to open then and see what is on the inside…but not always viable to do that 🙂

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  11. derrickjknight / Feb 8 2019 9:36 pm

    Magnificent, indeed, Peggy. I like the mystery of the open double doors leading to the staircase

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  12. a mindful traveler / Feb 8 2019 9:41 pm

    Wow, they are so grand 🙂

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  13. Alison and Don / Feb 8 2019 9:57 pm

    You make me want to go to Tallin! Gorgeous.
    Alison

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  14. fragglerocking / Feb 8 2019 10:42 pm

    Oh when did we all get so boring? I would love any of those as my front door!

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  15. Robert Parker / Feb 8 2019 10:47 pm

    What an intriguing album – they’re all interesting, and I wouldn’t be able to resist going in the “antiik” one, but I’d be glad to step through any of these portals

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 9 2019 8:06 am

      The ‘antiik’ one held wonderful antiques behind it, but we didn’t buy any.

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  16. gigglingfattie / Feb 8 2019 11:52 pm

    My fav is the pink/cream square and rectangle door in your first grouping of doors. And also the yellow one in the same group! But WOW! These are amazing doors!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 9 2019 8:07 am

      They are both beauties. I wonder how people managed to decide on the colour schemes and final designs?

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      • gigglingfattie / Feb 9 2019 9:41 am

        I would love to have a vibrant door like that! There is one house in my parents little town that has a yellow door and I stare at it every time I go past it. But like it’s just yellow haha. Nothing special.

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      • leggypeggy / Feb 9 2019 10:18 am

        Yellow brightens everyone’s day.

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  17. Yeah, Another Blogger / Feb 9 2019 1:33 am

    Hi. My fave is the door composed of diagonal brown sections. It looks like a weaving.

    Neil Scheinin

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 9 2019 8:08 am

      That’s a gorgeous timber door. I wonder how heavy it is to open and close?

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  18. pvcann / Feb 9 2019 1:47 am

    They are not just doors, they are crafted works of art for sure, I particularly like the herringbone one.

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  19. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso / Feb 9 2019 5:54 am

    Amazing photos!

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  20. Vicki / Feb 9 2019 10:08 am

    Love them all, Peggy. They definitely have a certain ‘style’ or ‘pattern’. The colours look to be mainly faded or muddy sorts of tones.

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  21. Lynette d'Arty-Cross / Feb 9 2019 10:39 am

    I love these. I haven’t been to Estonia but sights like these have inspired interest! 🙂

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  22. Jolandi Steven / Feb 9 2019 5:04 pm

    Wow, they are all stunning, Peggy. Love beautiful and interesting doors.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 9 2019 5:46 pm

      Thanks Jolandi. I love doors too. I have lots of photos of doors in various parts of the world, and should post more of them.

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  23. doggedlyyours.com / Feb 9 2019 6:19 pm

    Doors make a wonderful photo gallery. The variety proves the different ways to perform a similar function.

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  24. jeanleesworld / Feb 9 2019 11:40 pm

    There’s such a personality to each door that I wonder what could possibly await beyond them. Each promises a story, I think!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 10 2019 9:53 am

      The personality displayed in those doors makes me want to meet the people who own them as well as those who painted them.

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  25. chattykerry / Feb 10 2019 7:23 am

    Those doors are fabulous! Who knew that Estonians loved doors?? My favorites are the pink doors.

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  26. Ilze / Feb 11 2019 7:48 am

    I love Tallinn! And I talked to Janis about photographing doors! Now, here they are! NICE!

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  27. etiliyle / Feb 11 2019 7:46 pm

    ✨💕✨💕✨💕✨

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  28. efge63 / Feb 11 2019 8:38 pm

    Thank you for taking us with you via your beautiful photographs!

    I can choose … all of them are wonderful!!

    Have a nice week Peggy!!!!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 11 2019 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m having a great start to the week. Like you, I love all the doors.

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      • efge63 / Feb 11 2019 10:35 pm

        Ιn every trip i took photos of the doors !! Someday i will post them!!! Kisses!!!!

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      • leggypeggy / Feb 12 2019 7:44 am

        I look forward to seeing your pics.

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  29. Mackenzie / Feb 12 2019 4:56 pm

    WOW these are magnificently captured!! Who knew doors could be so photogenic?!

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  30. In My Cluttered Attic / Feb 13 2019 7:40 am

    Wow! These doors are really fascinating, Peggy. Nothing average here, and they really add character to a building. Great to see such imagination at work. :O)

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  31. Forestwood / Feb 13 2019 7:19 pm

    Oh what a feast for the eyes, Peggy. These doors are works of art. I am lucky to say that I have even been inside a few of them. The Antik store I wandered around in back in 2012! Sweet memories. And I didn’t buy anything. I didn’t see the Devil’s door – I think that is what it was called. A haunted house just off the square? Did you see that?

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 13 2019 9:20 pm

      Oh darn, I don’t think we saw the Devil’s door. Time for a revisit.

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      • Forestwood / Feb 13 2019 10:18 pm

        Why not? Talliin is a magical place. Great food too. I can smell those roasted chestnuts now.

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      • leggypeggy / Feb 13 2019 10:43 pm

        Great suggestions.

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  32. Giovanni Augello / Feb 13 2019 9:02 pm

    Amazing! I was in Tallin a couple of yers ago and I was really astonished about this beautiful small city 🙂 Congrats for this interesting post!

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  33. TripsCopy / Feb 13 2019 10:28 pm

    What a unique perspective 🙂 Loved it.

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  34. Lisa Dorenfest / Feb 14 2019 12:38 am

    What a magnificent collection! Like wandering through the streets of a fairy tale. My favorites are the pink ones and that door into the ANTIK shop. Never been to Estonia but your pictures encourage me to visit.

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  35. GP Cox / Feb 14 2019 6:40 am

    I’m afraid Derrick Knight just posted that he lost his son, Michael.

    Like

  36. jerseydreaming / Feb 15 2019 10:46 am

    The doors of perception.

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  37. Nilzeitung / Feb 16 2019 9:30 am

    wunderbar !!!>>*L*))))

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 16 2019 9:40 am

      Yes they are very wunderbar!

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      • Nilzeitung / Feb 16 2019 9:48 am

        I have a well-known from Estonia was here wanted a lot of winter (winter sports shop buy) because there are good things are very faithful, estonia. small but very fine. Gorgeous koltur ,, and wood home I’ll see you.

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  38. anotherday2paradise / Feb 19 2019 9:40 am

    Really splendid doors. The ones with red on them are my favourites. 🙂

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  39. macalder02 / Feb 19 2019 3:42 pm

    Lleerte and enjoy your photos, it is an incomparable luxury.

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  40. America On Coffee / Feb 23 2019 12:23 am

    Intense.

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  41. America On Coffee / Feb 23 2019 2:51 am

    That kind of motif reminds me of wine and vineyards.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 23 2019 3:07 am

      Yes, cellar doors are often decorative and fanciful.

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  42. MargeKatherine / Feb 23 2019 3:44 am

    What amazing doors! How wonderful that you could stand there, and there and there! I often wonder who used to knock on those doors, what were they wearing, what were they delivering and on the other side – was there joy that knocked on those door or perhaps many seasons of sorrow? I adore them! Thanks for sharing!

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