Our first full day in Estonia saw Scotty attending lectures at the conference while I wandered around town. It’s a lovely little town with a river running through it, a large central plaza lined with restaurants, and a mix of beautiful old colorful buildings. Some of these buildings are immaculate while others are in a state of tasteful disrepair. Here’s some pictures from my wanderings.
Mid-afternoon I wandered over to the University where I met up with Scotty for lunch. Scotty enjoyed some local cuisine that was delicious!
Following lunch, I was on my own again and resumed my directionless ramble. It’s a good town to just start walking – no maps necessary. I would just walk along and if something caught my eye, I’d turn in that direction. It resulted in me stumbling into quiet little neighborhoods and seeing lots of things I wouldn’t have seen if I’d kept to the main roads and sights.
I have so many more pictures of Tartu, lots of detail pictures of doors, signs, quaint buildings. But I don’t want to bore you with everything all at once. In the mean time, here’s some pics of our hotel, Villa Margaretha. We would definitely recommend it. It has this great Art Deco theme and the rooms are spacious, beds comfortable, and it’s pretty quiet.