Category Archives: City

Old Tallinn

Tallinn has a natural  harbour, presumably the origin of the city.  It is a regular stop of Baltic cruise ships, which will stop for a day in the Estonian capital. Considering my ambition to visit the other 27 EU countries

Old Tallinn

Tallinn has a natural  harbour, presumably the origin of the city.  It is a regular stop of Baltic cruise ships, which will stop for a day in the Estonian capital. Considering my ambition to visit the other 27 EU countries

St Olav

The spire of St Olav’s church is very dominant on the Tallinn skyline, although I didn’t take any pictures of it.  In total it is 123.7m tall, more than half of which is a copper clad roof.  It is possible

St Olav

The spire of St Olav’s church is very dominant on the Tallinn skyline, although I didn’t take any pictures of it.  In total it is 123.7m tall, more than half of which is a copper clad roof.  It is possible

Pagari 1

Although not tracing my travels chronologically, this venue in Tallinn felt appropriate to follow the tales from Reading Prison. The house at Pagari 1 stands on the corner of Pagari and Pikk streets and was originally built for residential purposes

Pagari 1

Although not tracing my travels chronologically, this venue in Tallinn felt appropriate to follow the tales from Reading Prison. The house at Pagari 1 stands on the corner of Pagari and Pikk streets and was originally built for residential purposes

Famous inmate

Reading Prison (or Reading Gaol as it was known then) is one of the prisons where Oscar Wilde served his two year sentence for committing (then illegal) homosexual offences. He had been at the height of his fame for writing

Famous inmate

Reading Prison (or Reading Gaol as it was known then) is one of the prisons where Oscar Wilde served his two year sentence for committing (then illegal) homosexual offences. He had been at the height of his fame for writing

Revealed

I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival.  It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in

Revealed

I’ll tell you more about Reading Prison next week, this week I want to bring a current exhibit to your attention – the V&A’s Reveal Festival.  It is celebrating the opening of new exhibition spaces both inside and outside in

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the