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Old August 27th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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My visit to Tallinn, august 2012

Heres my start of a photothread of my visit to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.


Tallinn 2012

1.

Sovjey era building.

2.

Conservatorium and the opera of Tallinn.

3.

View over Tallinn from the hill at Freedom Square (Vabaduse Valjak)

Climbing that hill you arrive at the higher part of Old Town; Toompea (Cathedral Hill).

4.

The Aleksander Nevski cathedral.

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Palace which houses the Estonian parlement.

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7.

Toompea lies about 30m higher then the rest of the old city of Tallinn; it gets you nice views.

8.

Walking around the ancient city wall with lots of green in parks. Nice!

9.

Walls, towers and houses.

10.

Fat Margaret (1511-1530)

11.

Colourfull old town of Tallinn.

12.

Sint Olaf church (1267) and 124m tall. You can get into the church tower (around 60m for 2 euros) for some breathtaking views of Tallinn!!

13.

Old Town streets.

14.

Central square in Tallinn.

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again.

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Old and new combo! I do like it!

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In my next series with pictures there will be views form the bar at 90m of the Radisson Blu hotel.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Beautiful, very nice photos from Tallinn
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Part 2

21.

The morning, it did rain at first but became dry during the day.

22.

Enough trams/streetcars in Tallinn.

23.


On my way to Seaplane Harbor, a new museum in Tallinn a great building and nice museum!

24.

the renovated hangars of the sea planes (1916-1917).

25.

Inside the hangars.

26.

Inside the Lembit (1936), this old submarine was still in service in the early eighties. Since may 2011 it isn't a float anymore but inside the hangar building.

27.

Lembit.

28.

Outside an old ice breaker, Suur Toll (1914).

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30.

Een van de vele, vele ferries met de Tallinn tv tower (314m)

31.

On my way to Kadriorg Park.

32.

Nice colourfull buildings!

33.

Kadriorg Palace (1718), built for Peter the Great. It was under renovation so i couldn't visit the museum inside.

34.

A part of the garden behind the palace.

35.

A bit further in Kadriorg park lies KUMU. This modern museum was opened in 2006.

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Old September 11th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Part three of my visit to Tallinn

41.

He some sovjet concrete!

42.

Modern midrise along the Liivalaia

43.

Yet another streetcar.

44.

The Kaarli church just outside the old city of Tallinn with a trolley bus.

45.

The Saint Nicolas church (105m tall and built during the period 1230-1275)

46.

Old town buildings.

47.

Narva Mantee

48.

Highrise buildings in Tallinn; left the SEB Bank (95m) and City Plaza on the right 78m.

I gave Lounge 24 a visit; its a bar/restaurant on the 24th floor of the Radisson Blu hotel in Tallinn. Nice views and cold beers cheers:

49.

SEB Bank and Swissotel tower (117m)

50.

SEB with tv tower in the background.

51.

Sunset over old town with its churches.

52.

Orange time!

53.

Tallinn is more then only old town offcourse

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55.

Cityplaza, Sokos hotel Viru and the Finish gulf.

56.

Mirrors

57.

Nice sunset!

58.

Castleland Tallinn

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Viru street.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #5
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Always nice to see pictures of Tallinn. Love the Lounge 24 sunset photos. Thanks for sharing!
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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61.

One of the most busiest areas of Old Town Tallinn with Olde Hansa; great restaurant for medieval style food and beer

62.

Quiet streets in Old Town.

63.

Cathedral.

64.


Since april 2012 the tv tower of Tallinn is open again for the public.
65.

Looking down.

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67.

Lots of green around the tower and in the area of Tallinn.

68.

three cruiseships that day in the port of Tallinn.

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70.

The area of Lasnamše looks a bit more eastern europe/commyblock style.

71.

Wider view of the Lasnamše area.

72.

Old monestary of Saint Birgitta in Pirita, behind it are the buildings of the Olympic games of 1980.

73.

Outside at the entrance area of the tv tower.

74.

In the botanic gardens and tv tower.

75.

Rose garden.

76.

Tv tower.

77.

Three Sisters.

After this I walked the stairs going up the tower of the St Olaf church. (2 euros entrance). The views are very very impressive!

78.

Really nice view over Old Town.

79.

Tallinn looks and feels very green!

80.

View over the cruise terminal and the terminals of the ferries.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #7
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Awesome city. You clearly see the Scandinavian influence.
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Lovely pics. I hope to go there one day.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #9
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Interesting pictures. Thanks for posting. I too definitely hope to make it there some day.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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Very nice photos of my home town. Thanks!
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Old September 15th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #11
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love the woods..
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 06:36 PM   #12
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I actually forgot to post the last series in this thread.
So here it is!

81.
Rooflandscape in Old Town.


82.
Views of Tallinn 1


83.
Views of Tallinn 2


84.


85.
Old and New are often combined in architecture in Tallinn and if you look close you can see the airport also!.


86.
History.


87.
Rooflandscape (2)


88.


89.
Rooflandscape (3)


90.
Back on the streets in Old Town.


91.
On the roof of Fat Margaret.


92.
Three Sisters with Sint Olaf church.


93.
Just love this building!


94.
Part of the facade.


95.
This one is also very nice!


96.
Quiet and colourfull street in Old Town.


97.
By night (1)


98.
City Hall by night.


99.
Lonely.


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The END.
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Seems like we visited many of the same places, except for the TV tower. Yes, it's really a friendly city
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Looks like you had a great time. I love that modern midrise!
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Old October 9th, 2013, 05:55 AM   #15
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a neat and charming city I love it.
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