Sculptures have weird necks in Tallinn

Tallinn is a beautiful city.

Tallinn is a beautiful city full of sculptures with weird necks.


HOB and I were checking out St. Nicholas Church in Tallinn and we saw this sculpture by the front door.  “Whoa!” I said, in my most eloquent and sophisticated tone “that dude has a weird neck!!!”  Then, on realizing that the church was also a museum—the Niguliste Museum—HOB went inside in search of more weird necks.


Niguliste Museum is famous for a Danse Macabre–themed painting which I thought was kind of meh.  Much more to my liking: this St. Christopher sculpture.  I love his dynamic pose, his belt-purse and his pretty boy curls.


And his weird neck.


The museum also showcases a carved, gilded altar.

This ill-proportioned fellow is channeling Mitch McConnell in the neck department, poor thing.


Giant hands, check.

Weird neck, check.


The museum also had some hilarious paintings.

I’m not sure Mary has a weird neck, but her breast is coming straight out of her collarbone.


No doubt the cross-eyed choir guys are covering their creepy necks up with pilgrim collars.


After we looked at the weird necks, HOB and I went to the market where he ordered a mushroom and onion pie.

Today HOB and I are celebrating 21 years together.  Happy Anniversary HOB—I think you have a very nice neck.


How we got to Tallinn: flight from Chicago (with a layover in Stockholm).
Where we slept: Tallinn City Apartments – Town Hall Square.  Price: €48.60 for a double. Recommended: yes.



  1. Happy anniversary! WordPress unfollowed me in one of its hissy fits, so very pleased to find you again….with a neck or nothing post!

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    1. Thank you Helen! I’ve been enjoying your salty commentary on French politics. I’m so happy for our WordPress reunion. I’ve had a few of those hissy fits but they’ve all been of my own making (due to my lack of technical skills).

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  2. Happy anniversary to you both! Keep having fun and going to weird places!

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    1. Thanks Tricia—having fun and going to weird places is why I wake up in the morning!


  3. Happy Anniversary! And yes those necks are super weird!

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    1. I know, right? And its not like people in Estonia have weird necks so why??????????????


  4. Happy Aniversary – keep on traveling!

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    1. Thanks! I think I’ll take your advice in the near future. 🙂


  5. Happy anniversary. Long may your days be filled with tasty food and weird and wonderful travels.

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    1. Thanks! That’s about the best thing anyone could wish for us!

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  6. Congrats on 21 blissful years! It looks like a marriage of true minds–and necks. I so want to get to Tallin but flights seem to be super expensive. Maybe a boat from Helsinki…

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    1. That’s strange that the tickets are so expensive from Sweden since it is just over an hour flight. I hope you do make it to Estonia. The area called Setomaa is really quite special, but I liked Tallinn and Tartu a lot too.


      1. Right, I was looking at flights from Minneapolis or Denver. Much easier once I get myself back to Scandinavia. Working on it!

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  7. Happy anniversary. Are those really Estonians in the market? They seem to have pretty ordinary necks.

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    1. Confirming. To clarify, they all seem to have ordinary necks. Their outlet for freaky necks is exclusively via sculptural objects.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! St.Christopher seems to have an enlarged thyroid gland.

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    1. Thanks and thanks for the laugh—I needed that today!

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