Holy men, real monks and not ghosts, have been on the move here, if to go back into the depths of centuries, to the Middle Ages. Other servants of God, keepers of the soul, have also been here, in addition to the most plentiful black monks. Real shepherds, in the summertime, with calls of horns, passed the Karja (Herd) Gate, with the city animals to the pastures. Coachmen too clattered about here, transporting the goods of merchants. The Russkij konets, the goods yard of the Russian merchants and their church, were close to here, at the Brookus Square. Prostitutes were also noticeable on the Müürivahe Street. A young monk with his father, from the St. Catherine’s Monastery, were once caught in the Red Monastery or brothel on the Müürivahe Street.
The closest Old Town cultural route of enlightenment starts from behind the cannon tower Kiek in de Kök