Here's a glimpse of what my week looked like.
There is quite a mixture of old and modern. Doesn't this church look a bit out of place with the tall buildings in the background?
The Baltic sea is what you see in the distance
In front of the one restaurants, these girls got up and read something in Estonian and English -- don't remember what it was about. The girl in yellow had a tongue ring, which didn't seem to quite go with her historic outfit... :)
Different kinds of roasted almonds -- we tried some with cinnamon and they were yuuuuuummy!
Doesn't it look like an angry face?
One of the highlights of the WHOLE conference for me was listening to Franz Mohr. He was the master piano tuner for Steinway and Sons for over 30 years, tuning the pianos of Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, and Arthur Rubenstein. Can you imagine going with them to all their concerts and being THE piano tuner? He was the sweetest old man, and told HILARIOUS stories. I could have listened to him for hours. He was and is a faithful follower of Jesus and had the opportunity to share deep and meaningful things with these men.
I bought his book, which he signed, though he misspelled my name! Someone asked him if there was a difference with tuning a piano in your home and tuning one for a concert pianist. He said, "I'm a man of integrity. Each person is entitled to have a piano as well tuned in their home as the concert pianos on stage". He is an incredible person!
Because of all of the languages that people spoke at this conference, translation in at least 6 languages was offered through headsets. I helped with the French.
Map of France painted on the wall of the French Institute. Rennes!
My "not-so-little" brother Nicolas. When I left for the states 3 months ago, he was a lot shorter. He is now taller than me.
Have had a wonderful time in Estonia, and have loved reconnecting with so many dear people!