|the princess with the pink eyes is our own handiwork|
Today we spent all morning at the Estonia Puppet Museum and Theatre - NUKU. Again, another pleasant surprise. The museum is home to myriad types of amazing (yes, amazing) puppets and has some pretty state-of-the-art exhibits for kids - children can actually activate the puppets by a touch-screen computer, while the puppet remains protected and properly displayed behind glass. I have to say, we could have happily spent another day at the museum alone. We also attended a proper puppet show, and despite the Estonian language barrier, the movements of the puppets told us all we needed to know. The morning was a huge success.
|puppets of all sorts- some creepy, some cool...|
|puppets from around the world...|
|some even bigger than me...(and can you believe Bella took this shot!?)|
I have an additional unexpected travel companion as well. On the plane, Isabella and I met an American ballerina from LA who was travelling alone looking for work with a new European ballet company, so we have spent some of our meandering around Tallinn making better friends between her auditions, while Pedro is hard at work.
|Isabella and our new friend, Lucy, standing at the top of the Old Town looking onto the industrial, and modern Tallinn|
|Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral|
|More of the Old Town walls and fortifications|
When we came in from our flight yesterday, the sun had the whole place illuminated in the most beautiful light. I am hoping I can get some better shots with that sort of light tomorrow. We have another two days to try!