A good day yesterday, the Estonian museum of photography was really cool. It has a really odd setting as it used to be the town prison. Inside there is the history of the camera and how photography developed over the years, I had no idea that Estonia played such an important role in this as a lot of cameras were invented here. I really enjoyed looking at a display of postcards from 1900 - present day and in the scary basement there was an exhibition of a well known photographer (forget his name!) and this photo of someone jumping over a puddle really stuck. It was so funny with limbs sprawling everywhere.
The 'Peep into the Kitchen' museum was really interesting, a history of the castles and defenses of the city. The unusual name comes from the ability of the guards many years ago to see down chimneys into people's kitchens as the top of the tower was so high. Great views from the top, though sadly you can't spy on people any more. The tower still has cannon balls embedded in them from centuries ago.
As it was the last night that our group of friends would be together before they carried on traveling we went to get some booze from this local shop. (man does the cheap vodka get to you, though it was only 1.20 for a bottle) We were waiting outside for the one who went to a souvenir shop when this guy came running out of the shop like he had tried to shoplift something. The owners of the shop came dashing after him, with one carrying a chair. The other managed to kick him dowm then kick him up the arse while his friend whacked him ovwer the head with the chair! Quite a sight! It was so funny, then we had to leg it out the way as the fight headed in our direction, eventually the beaten up guy managed to get away and disapear swiftly down the road! I wonder if he learnt his lesson.
Had a good night playing cards with a few drinks, so much for my alcohol free trip... but I won't have enough money for booze in Finland where as it's dirt cheap here.
Tomorow will get the ferry to Helsinki - boo yah!