Sunday, March 12, 2017

Old soviet buildings: Linnahall

Before going out for a nice dinner with my husband, we went for a walk up the iconic 'Linnahall' in Tallinn. The old soviet city hall that was neglected after Estonian regained it's independence in 1991.  I was inspired to try a bit of personification  by Terje's writing about the Furious snow queen

It's true, you have let yourself go.
A mere shadow of your former self,
you sit there looking abandoned, neglected and unloved.
Still, yet slowly disintegrating with time.
Some think you're ugly, an eyesore in the background of a rapidly developing city. 
I think you are interesting and beautiful.
You still attract visitors on occasion,
even if it is just to drink a beer on your crumbling steps, watching the sun set over the Baltic Sea.  

There are plans of an extensive renovation in the next few years, but I like her just the way she is.


  1. Nice job finding the beauty in old, broken-down places. :)

  2. What a great personification poem. I agree, it looks perfect the way it is. What a beautiful place this must be.

  3. You have captured the essence of Linnahall well. Your second line says it all.