When we are on the research tours, we stay in the Old Town. It is steeped in history and that makes it easy for us to visualize the times that our ancestors lived in. It doesn't take long for us to become familiar with our "neighbourhood" or to feel a sense of comfort one only gets from being "home".
The buildings are old
The cemeteries are older
The history is beyond our imagination
Yet there is a vibrancy that is unparalleled anywhere else. You just never know what you are going to come across as you walk through the town.