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Old September 23rd, 2013, 03:02 AM   #21
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #22
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #23
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TALLINN BY NIGHT:

This part is about Tallinn after dark, mostly the central parts. Many buildings are illuminated by night in Central Tallinn, especially the squares in the Old Town, that really comes alive after dark with its nightlife and open air restaurants.

Old Town:

The Town Hall, Town Hall Square, is illuminated after dark.


















Around Freedom Square:

St John's Church, Freedom Square (Vabaduse Väljak).


Victory Column, Freedom Square





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Toompea Hill by night:


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SKYLINE VIEW FROM TOOMPEA HILL:










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MODERN PART:


Solaris shopping center


Hotel Olümpia

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Great, very nice photos from Tallinn
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Old September 27th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #27
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Thanks, Christos! Next will be Rotermann Quarter and Kadriorg!
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ROTERMANN QUARTER:

Rotermann Quarter (Rotermann Kvartal) is a modern, but historical neighbourhood in central Tallinn, between Viru Square (Viru väljak) and the Harbour. Here you can find restored and redeveloped industrial buildings plus new office buildings, all with significant architecture. It got its name from the Rotermann Factories, founded by Christian Abraham Rotermann in 1829. The redevelopment begun in the early 2000s.













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Great contrast between the fairy tales old center and the bustling steel and glass district.
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Yes, it's really a city of contrasts!

VIRU SQUARE:

Viru Square is the large park/square that is situated between Viru street in the old town, where you find the Viru Gate, to Hotel Viru, a highrise hotel from the USSR period where you also can find a bus terminal and a shopping complex. The large Coca-Cola Plaza cinema complex and Bally's casino can also be found here.


Sokos Hotel Viru and the busy traffic circle of Viru Square. The hotel opened in 1972, then USSR, and was the first highrise in Estonia, with 23 floors, and other 500 rooms. During the Soviet era, the top floor housed a KGB centre, spying on the guests. It was found in 1994, and today it is a KGB museum.






Viru Gate, the Eastern gate to the Old Town, and Hotel Viru. The gate was built in the 14th century and was originally part of the wall.





PORT OF TALLINN - FERRY HARBOUR:
A lot of large ferries tours Tallinn's harbour, most of them to Finland and Sweden. I didn't visit the harbour personally (if you don't count the Rotermann Quarter to the harbour), but I took some photos from afar.

The ferry harbour seen from Toompea Hill. In the background you can see the TV tower, the tallest in the Baltics (312m to the spire) and a "commie block" suburb.

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I have enjoyed the pictures of Tallinn tremendously! Thanks for the feast! Now, all what is remaining is going there for a trip!
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I have enjoyed the pictures of Tallinn tremendously! Thanks for the feast! Now, all what is remaining is going there for a trip!
Thanks! But first, more pics!
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SOVIET LIFE EXHIBITION:

This is a museum/exhibition about the life in the USSR, including Estonia, during the Russian period, showing interiors, vehicles, furniture, clothes, lifestyle, magazines, posters and small stuff. It is very interesting and enjoying since most stuff seem very old fashioned today, and it was even by the standards of the time. But you can get an idea of how it was to live in the Soviet union during the communist regime. There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy small souvenirs from this period. The museum is situated in the modern Rotermann Quarter, between the city center and the harbour. Unfortunately it is only open summertime.


This old VAZ car and the gas pump attracts visitors outside the exhibtion. Except for that I only saw two old Russian cars during my visit.



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really nice collection of pictures of a really great city. I superb combination of old buildings, some nice modern element, clean, friendly people, some nice beers also
I was there in august 2012 > my old thread > http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1541881

@ Nightsky: dit you also visit the bar on top of the Radisson Blu hotel? > Lounge 24, it does give some great views, specially around sunset I must say!
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really nice collection of pictures of a really great city. I superb combination of old buildings, some nice modern element, clean, friendly people, some nice beers also
I was there in august 2012 > my old thread > http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1541881

@ Nightsky: dit you also visit the bar on top of the Radisson Blu hotel? > Lounge 24, it does give some great views, specially around sunset I must say!
I checked it out, seems like we visited many of the same places. Yes, it's really a friendly city (except for at the bus station).
Unfortuantely I didn't know there was a bar at the Radisson.
And I didn't visit the TV tower either, it was too far in the outskirts I think, and the views where great enough from Toompea Hill...and really amazing from the airplane! But I visited Riga TV Tower! More to come....
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KADRIORG
Kadriorg Palace, Park, Museum, Beach, Russalka Memorial, Presidential Palace And Neighbourhood

Kadriorg (or Kadrioru) is a neighbourhood just East of the city center. It took just a few minutes by tram to get there and is part of the Kesklinn district (same as the city center). It is famous for the Kadriorg Palace, that was built by the Russian emperor Peter the Great, today an art museum. A large park is connected to the palace, as well as what is now the Presidential Palace. There is also a beach and a large Russian monument just north of the palace, next to the busy Narva maantee road. It is also a residential area with wooden houses, many of them rundown but many have also been refurbished, and modern villas. The large, modern and recently built Estonian art museum KUMU (photos will come later) is also right next to the park. The weather was unfortunately not very good during my visit to Kadriorg, with grey skies and rainshowers.


Kadriorg Palace was built 1718-25 by Peter the Great for Catherine I of Russia in Petrine Baroque style and is considered the grandest example of palace and park design in Estonia. The name literally means "Catherine's valley". During Estonia's first period of independence (1918-40), it served as the presidential palace. Today it houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, so I visited musuem to see not only the paintings, but the interior of the palace. After WWII the palace neglected, but reopened again 2000 thanks to donations from Sweden. The palace serves as Art Museum of Estonia's branch for foreign art. There was a speical focus on portraits by Ilya Repin.








One of two great halls, Kadriorg Palace.




The highest hall





KADRIORG PARK:


Kadriorg Park is the large Baroque park that is surrounding the Kadriorg Palace and the Presidential Palace. Here you can see the Russalka Memorial, seen from close to Kadriorg Palace


A.Weizenbergi street and a vintage Russian car












The Japanese Garden, Kardiorg Park.

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE:


The Presidential Palace (Presidendi Kantselei) is situated opposite the Kadriorg Palace. Built in 1938 in Baroque style, drawn by Alar Kotli.


Guards at the Presidential Palace

KADRIORG BEACH AND RUSSALKA MEMORIAL:


The Russalka Memorial, situated between Kadriorg Park and Kadriorg Beach, is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson in 1902,to mark teh 9th anniversary of the sinking of Rusalka, a Russian warship. It depicts and angel holding an Orthodox cross towards the assumed direction of the shipwreck. The model was the sculptor's housekeeper Juliana Rootsi.




Kadriorg has a beach, with views of Tallinn's skyline and ferry harbour. It is situated only a few minutes walk from Kadriorg Palace, only divided by the road Narva maantee from Kadriorg Park. Unfortunately the weather was gloomy.

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