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Old March 5th, 2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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Estonian Classical Architecture

Classical/Historical architecture in the Baltic nation of Estonia.
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Toompea Castle- Tallinn

Toompea Castle was built in the 9th or 10th century and has been rebuilt several times over the centuries.

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Toompea Castle and Tall Hermann's Tower by tourism.tallinn.ee, on Flickr



The tower at the end is called Tall Hermann's tower. It was built in the 14th century and is named after a local medieval hero.
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St Mary's Cathedral - Tallinn

Built in 1240 and originally established by Danes. St Mary's Cathedral is the only structure to survive the Toompea Fire in the 17th century.

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Kadriorg Palace - Tallinn

Constructed in 1718. The house was built by Peter the Great as a vacation house of sorts for he and his wife Catherine.

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Tartu Town Hall

This baroque gem was built in 1786 by German architect Johann Heinrich Walter. It was built after the Tartu Fire of 1775.

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I really like how simple some of these projects are, yet how beautiful their proportions.
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Thank you, very nice
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Kadriorg Palace - Tallinn

Constructed in 1718. The house was built by Peter the Great as a vacation house of sorts for he and his wife Catherine.

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Kadriorg Palace by dgaponenko, on Flickr


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Stunning - and very similar in design to Rastrelli's magnificent accomplishments in St. Petersburg. I just checked Rastrelli's birth anad death dates and it seems impossible for him to have designed it. But they are very similar. I wonder if his father designed any buildings in that area?

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Kuressaare Castle

Records of Kuressaare Castle exist since the 1380's but it may have existed as a fortress since the 1260's. The residents of Saaremaa Island put up a resistance toward Christianity so it is said that Crusaders built the castle to gain control of the island.

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Stunning Architecture.
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Laitse Loss - Built in 1642 as a manor for a German estate. Located 35km southwest of Tallinn.

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