tallinn city centre

3 Jan

I have just spent the day on a photowalk with my Nikon D80 DSLR. I have over 150 shots to upload of Tallinn. I’ll post the link (update: link) later after I’ve uploaded to flickr and done the required editing and rotating (uploading straight from SD rather than clogging my iPhoto software – my ageing Mac’s puny 30GB HDD doesn’t need the grief).

Yesterday I discovered that the main shopping centre in Tallinn has a large bookshop/café on the upper floors. I have never ventured up there before. What a pleasant surprise it is. Huge English section, an even bigger Russian one, and two perfect Wi-Fi enabled cafés. I’m in heaven. Mrs. tyger thought I had stopped petitioning her for us to move out here permanently, but she’s wrong. Tallinn just got better. I’m in love, with a bookshop.*

*I’m sat here now. Tapping away. Drinking coffee. Basking in its lovelyness. It’s official: I’ve had enough of England.

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12 Responses to “tallinn city centre”

  1. praguetory@googlemail.com January 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Glad you’re enjoying yourself. What do you think of Estonian nationalist Mart Laar who helped introduce (amongst other things) flat taxes and global internet access to Estonia? I like him, but I can’t imagine any Leftie blogger being a fan of his.

  2. praguetory@googlemail.com January 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Glad you’re enjoying yourself. What do you think of Estonian nationalist Mart Laar who helped introduce (amongst other things) flat taxes and global internet access to Estonia? I like him, but I can’t imagine any Leftie blogger being a fan of his.

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    Flat taxes are useful in areas where tax collection systems are immature. Laar oversaw rapid growth, but he did make the right steps prior to market liberalisation, he strengthened the banking system – something other former Soviet States forgot.He also ignored the IMF, which is always a good start. What makes you think I’m against flat taxes? How individual states choose to run their own affairs is their concern.

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    Flat taxes are useful in areas where tax collection systems are immature. Laar oversaw rapid growth, but he did make the right steps prior to market liberalisation, he strengthened the banking system – something other former Soviet States forgot.He also ignored the IMF, which is always a good start. What makes you think I’m against flat taxes? How individual states choose to run their own affairs is their concern.

  5. praguetory@googlemail.com January 3, 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    “What makes you think I’m against flat taxes? How individual states choose to run their own affairs is their concern.”I assume you’re against flat taxes because it’s a right-wing idea that has mainly been championed by free marketeers/small state advocates usually opposed by Lefties. It’s a bit disingenuous of you not to offer an opinion because it’s up to individual states how they run their own affairs. I’ll remind you of that the next time you criticise America.

  6. praguetory@googlemail.com January 3, 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    “What makes you think I’m against flat taxes? How individual states choose to run their own affairs is their concern.”I assume you’re against flat taxes because it’s a right-wing idea that has mainly been championed by free marketeers/small state advocates usually opposed by Lefties. It’s a bit disingenuous of you not to offer an opinion because it’s up to individual states how they run their own affairs. I’ll remind you of that the next time you criticise America.

  7. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 8:49 am #

    I think you’re a little muddled.America hardly keeps itself to itself, does it? Hmmm? America is also not a free market dream nor is it a small state. The GOP has overseen an astonishing growth in the power and scope of the state – not to mention its spending (all borrowed, obviously).I’m very much an advocate of the free market. Just not the corporatocrisy, a merger of big business and complicit politicians, which has crushed our liberties and freedoms, and turned us into an army of drone consumers.I’d LOVE to return to small government – by the people, for the people.

  8. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 8:49 am #

    I think you’re a little muddled.America hardly keeps itself to itself, does it? Hmmm? America is also not a free market dream nor is it a small state. The GOP has overseen an astonishing growth in the power and scope of the state – not to mention its spending (all borrowed, obviously).I’m very much an advocate of the free market. Just not the corporatocrisy, a merger of big business and complicit politicians, which has crushed our liberties and freedoms, and turned us into an army of drone consumers.I’d LOVE to return to small government – by the people, for the people.

  9. praguetory@googlemail.com January 4, 2008 at 8:52 am #

    You seem to mistake me for a fan of Bush. Are you still a Labour Party member?

  10. praguetory@googlemail.com January 4, 2008 at 8:52 am #

    You seem to mistake me for a fan of Bush. Are you still a Labour Party member?

  11. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 8:55 am #

    PT,Technically. Things change.

  12. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 8:55 am #

    PT,Technically. Things change.

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