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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Tallinn between Christmas and New Year - a winter fairytale

Just before New Year I visited Tallinn for 2 days - wanted to catch the Christmas spirit in the city. I wasn't disappointed. Tallinn's Old Town in this time felt even more cosy than usually, it was also lively and charming like a real fairy-tale town. I also took some photos of downtown area.

Estonia surprised with it's countryside also - after leaving grey Latvia, Estonia came with clear blue skies and snow on trees...









Poster informs about Tallinn's Christmas market before entering Old Town



And there it is...









Old Town's rooftops together with modern skyline:



To be continued...
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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Lovely!!!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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great pics mate..so much snow!! A lovely world class city indeed! Thanks :-)
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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Wunderschöne Hansastadt!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:56 PM   #5
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Next photos.

Don't what's that building but view from it should be fantastic up there.





I like how the Sokos hotel highrise sticks out in the background. That says something about evening in Tallinn's winter tourism season - part of tourists strolling through this main street should be coming/going from/to their rooms there:



Another scenic street view





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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:03 AM   #6
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i wanna go there. I was in Latvia for a week and something in November 2008. Well, I was in a village in the north near Valmiera and the border and it was funny, small, we celebrated their independence there and never experienced something like it. And I got blue sky!
your pics make me wanna go to Talinn. I love those city centres, that pic with the town, carousels, people, market remind me of a lovely UNICEF puzzle I have here and which I did so many times. So peaceful, white, I discovered Xmas markets while studying in Heidelberg (which I advise a lot). Amazing photos, great experience!

I'd like to visit Estonia for the singing festivals.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #7
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lovely images...it would be a memorable moment to spend christmas or new year's eve specially with love ones on those sceneries.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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lovely winter photos...
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Old January 11th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #9
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That is cosy indeed
Picure 10 with the skyscrapers in the background is amazing!
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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #10
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Not in such scale like in Vilnius, but also Tallinn's commieblocks has placed in the way which creates impression of a large city











What do Talliners think about this controversial modern building in the heart of Old Town?



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Tallinn looks beautiful
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Tallinn is truly a perfect case of small old town meets big modern city!
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Beautiful photos, lucky you found snow

no bloody snow in western and northern europe this winter
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Great shots, seems like a lovely city to visit!

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Beautiful photos, lucky you found snow

no bloody snow in western and northern europe this winter
Wrong. I can swim in it right now
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Wonderful, very nice photos
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Some pictures in & around downtown...





















This street reminded me Warsaw







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this is one great photo tour of your lovely city. I enjoyed looking at them.
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Wow! Wonderful, beautiful!
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Thanks, guys! It seems that Tallinn is much more welcomed here, than Vilnius...
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