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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #41
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You mean an upgrade of the existing old train track, only in use by that tourist train on saturday?
Hehe, no, I mean build a completely new track. That tourist track can never become a viable alternative for commuter traffic as it makes quite a long detour from the north, compared to going directly west - towards Helsinki. I'm not sure if the track is suitable for modern trains either.

I have fond memories of the tourist steam train, as a kid it was awesome because old trains don't have the safety precautions that modern ones do so you could hang on outside the carriages.
Did you take a ride on it?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:27 PM   #42
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nice track I wanna absolutely do!
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:45 PM   #43
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Did you take a ride on it?
No, impossible.
We arrived in Helsinki-airport on saturday afternoon and left to Tallinn on thursday.
Why does that train only rides on saturdays? Normally you should expect sundays.
We have a museum between my own city and a neigbouring town, places which are far less touristic. But it does several rides on saterdays, sundays and sometimes (on request) on working days.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #44
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #45
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Old September 25th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #46
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Super! Great pictures, as usual.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #47
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Thanks a lot!

Some pics of the modern town, beginning at one of the eastern citygates.

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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #48
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Superb pix!!!!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #49
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Thanks a lot! More Tallinn:

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Old September 29th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #50
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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #51
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Thanks for this wonderful trip in amazing pictures
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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:07 AM   #52
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A lot more expensive than Porvoo, when it comes to renting at least. A lot of child families want to own a home in Porvoo so that can be quite expensive but for the rent I'm paying in Helsinki I could live like a sultan in Porvoo, if they built a train track between the cities I just might.
I don't think that a lot more expensive, not more than 2 times more expensive at least. And saved money you can spend everyday on gas to get to Helsinki.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:17 AM   #53
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Excellent photos!
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:03 PM   #54
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Thank you! Further east of the city center:
Kadriorg Park and Palace, Estonian Art Museum (Finish architect Pekka Vapaavuori - 2006), Russalkaa- and Maarjamaë-monuments.

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Old October 1st, 2009, 07:17 PM   #55
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Fantastic pics, thank you for sharing!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 06:36 PM   #56
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You're welcome!

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North of the Old Town: The Wooden Houses District.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:03 PM   #57
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Harbour area and Maritime Museum.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:37 PM   #58
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Wonderful pics! And great that you've visited different areas in Tallinn, not just the touristy sites.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #59
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Wonderful pics! And great that you've visited different areas in Tallinn, not just the touristy sites.
Thanks. We allways take our time to explore a city. Most of our trips we rent an apartment in the suburbs so we can explore daily life in the city and have a look 'behind the scènes'.
This time we stayed in Su Patarei, only 100 metres from this Patarei Prison:

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Patarei jail is not a regular museum. It’s old, noir and moist. Not very pleasant place to be for years and years and years… You have good opportunity to peek into the cells and many other rooms of that huge fortress.
Patarei is unique and grim remnant from our past. USSR still exists between these walls.You can see history in every part of that building. Old documents and newspapers, posters of long forgotten movies and dead plants are just short list.

It might not be very ethical to take visitors to the places like hanging room. But at least it makes people think about the horror of our past. It also makes them feel good about their/our freedom.
(www.estonia-holidays-eu)

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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #60
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