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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

In Memoriam: The Times we had

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By Noora Karppi  •  13.06.2018

A couple of weeks ago the iconic text on the wall of Kohtuotsa viewing platform ‘The Times we had’ was painted over.

The building by the viewing platform is a privately owned property and the owner chose to paint over the external wall. It's a sad loss, but we should remember that it was only by a chance that ‘The Times we had’ was ever created and got to be there as long as it did.

Nobody really knows the story behind the sentence, who wrote it and why, but that is probably part of the magic and a good reason why it resonated with so many people. It apprehended the colourful past of Tallinn so well and the relation it has with its residents and visitors.

Tallinn has lived through amazing, horrible, terrific and splendid times and will keep on delighting its visitors with a charming mix of modern and medieval cityscapes.

The sentence that spoke to so many may be lost, but will stay forever in our hearts and Instagram accounts.

What will take the place of 'The Times we had'? No one knows yet, but we know it will be a hard one to top and we at Visit Tallinn will keep on working to find a better solution to what's happening with the wall right now. Will keep you posted. Follow us in social media to keep in touch.