The "creative city" currently includes organic cafes, a printing shop, furniture makers, an antique book store, yoga studio, and childcare center. The residents also run regular dance evenings and flea markets. The entire space is a canvas. As we walked around, we saw giant art installations and beautifully executed murals.
Telliskivi has revolving pop-up stores, which give local designers a chance to showcase their handmade arts, crafts and fashion. In Telliskivi, the possibilities for artistic expression are endless. We passed by ateliers, workshops, a theater, galleries and an architect's studio. We also tasted the world's best dark grain bread — no exaggeration — at Muhu Bakery (Muhu Pagarid). The brown rye loaves are baked fresh, with sunflower, hemp and flax seeds. Straight out of the oven, this hearty Estonian bread is a revelation!
Jaanus took us into one of the buildings that has yet to be restored. As we walked up the stairs, we glimpsed the scrawls of angels and demons. We made it to the rooftop, where he pointed out the first graffiti in Estonia. (Street art was previously frowned upon in Tallinn.) We had a brilliant view of the entire collective, including the bordering train tracks and Old Town.