The centre of Tallinn does indeed suggest what the financial press and the Estonian government are at pains to reiterate: that Estonia is one of the economic "success stories" of the European periphery.
This is a country that went through the hoops of very deflationary macroeconomic policies for several years in return for the privilege of joining the eurozone.
This goal was achieved early this year.
In fact, the apparent success has been achieved at the cost of significant (and potentially increasing) material pain for the bulk of the population.
Image: Old city buildings are seen in front of ferries in a port in Tallinn.