a Few Estonia Photo...Page 3.. The Islands
All of these shots taken
on Saaremaa Island, the largest island out of over 400
|I love Estonia,
but I especially love Kuressaare, on the island of Saaremaa. There's
something about this village and in fact the island itself that keeps
me coming back. It's more than just the history and culture.
It's the relaxed pace, the friendly people, "the
small town feel". Kuressaare is the largest town on the
fairly large island, yet it hasn't been discovered by the hoards
of tourists that visit say... Tallinn... yet. |
is starting to become a little more well known, it's still a
travelers paradise, especially in the early summer. The only
way to get to the island is by ferry, which is a delightful
trip in itself.
|The photos you've seen so far are in
the town square area. You can walk this entire area in 5 minutes
The crowning jewel of Kuressaare
is The Bishops Castle. It has one of the most breathtaking interiors
of any castle I've had the pleasure of entering. The castle
grounds are simply magnificent. Above is the entrance.
|You cant take a bad photo from almost any angle.|
This is just one of many beautiful interior shots
that I captured.
|This is the view from my hotel window. I stay
at the "Hotel
Staadioni". I love this hotel for the following
reasons: It's extremely affordable, it's right on the
castle grounds, and it's quiet. Most of all, the family
that own it are relaxed and friendly. The rooms are clean as
a whistle and the breakfast area is second to none.|
My favorite hotel in Kuressaare,
owned by my friend Jaan Pärn
Now for my favorite restaurant!
This is the wonderful Ristorante
la Perla in downtown Kuressaare.
It features Italian food and is owned by a former United States FBI
agent. The food here is some of the best on the island!
Of course, I also love Estonian food and normally only eat that while
in the country, but this is the place I frequent most while in Kuressaare.
Bill (the owner) has three establishments on the island, and all are
well worth a visit!
This is Bill Moschella. With a
name like that, how could you NOT know Italian? He is one of
the friendliest people you'll ever meet, and will be happy to
talk to any Americans who walk through his door.
How could you not love this view from your hotel window
Saaremaa Island. A wonderful
place to explore.
ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT BY J. WATERS