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.