This Thursday door is from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a very pretty door that always catches my eye when I happen to be in the city. After discovering the Thursday Doors linkup, I decided to do some research on what exactly is behind this door. I knew for sure that it’s not a museum but there had to be an interesting story on why the door has such decorative details. And yes, for sure the door has a fascinating history.
This building is actually the House of the Blackheads (since 1517) and thus the former headquarters of the Brotherhood of Blackheads. The Brotherhood was an association of unmarried merchants, ship owners and foreigners living in the area in the 14th century that is now known as Estonia and Latvia. Their aim was to defend the area from foreign invasion. Members of the Brotherhood left during the Soviet times when they became prosecuted. The painted doors you see here are from the 1640s.
Keep a lookout for this door if you ever visit, now that you know the story behind it. It really is amazing how much history the Old Town of Tallinn has to tell!
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