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Old October 25th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #21
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It's sad that the Rotermanni quarter is almost always empty....but I hope it will start to work as a public space when time goes by.
Is it? That's sad to hear. The place was full of promise!

So I'll hope with you that it'll be filled with life and activity soon!
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Old October 25th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #22
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Really cool pics! Keep em comin'! Though you missed the house with three towers from Rotermanni quarter.
Thanks,here it is.

48 Former woodcrafters workshop in Rotermanni quarter.


49 ..and photo showing how close Rotermanni quarter is to the harbour.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #23
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50 More photos from passenger harbour.


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52 C-terminal.


53 A- and B-terminals.


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55 I bet most of those people's are carrying cheap booze in their bags
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Old October 25th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #24
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56 Hotel with quite exaggerated exterior design.


57 Ahem,some nice ...statues there .


58 Tallink's headquarters (completed less than a year ago)


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62 Next we have Linnahall (public concert/icehall,constructed in 1980 with very poor quality). As it's too damn large and badly visible from ground (pyramid shaped building),you'll see only bits and pieces of it on my photos.


Let's climb on top of the Linnahall building...

63 One last view towards passenger harbour.


64 Nice view of downtown skyline.


65 And another one.


66 Those bits and pieces of Linnahall.


67 Most walls are covered with graffiti and there are small trees growing of the roof .


68 Looking towards Old Town.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #25
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Once again, great photos!
Lets just hope that the Americans fix the Linahall building fast. And can't wait for the new town hall to be finished.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 12:44 AM   #26
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It wud look better on the sunny day with the blue skies in the bak...btw why americans?
Great work dude!
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Old October 26th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #27
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Finally the thread about Tallinn! Hope you will supply it with new pics regularly and it won't get lost.

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Tallinn looks way better than Vilnius in closeups. Riga is very behind. I am talking about high-rise-wise, of course.
Yes, I also love how Tallinn's downtown looks and feels from the street level, much better than Vilnius NCC for sure. But Riga isn't behind, Riga just hasn't such type of cityscape at all. You can't compare something with nothing. Let's wait when Ķīpsala finally gets some towers more and then compare - but it seems, it will be even worse than Vilnius version, from the street level. If serious redevelopment could be done with whole Preses nams complex - f.e., establish some huge shopping area there in that low floor typograhy, and all those towers - Z towers, Da Vinci, Ellipse, Riverside Plaza, Saules Akmens and some new tower in Preses nams place around it, then it could be lively and great modern highrise district.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 10:21 AM   #28
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It wud look better on the sunny day with the blue skies in the bak...btw why americans?
Great work dude!
Tallinn signed a contract with some Americans, who wanted to fix it up and build some hotels or something. Not really familiar with that project though, so feel free to correct me .
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Old October 26th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #29
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@ S.T.A.S. - Americans are the most recent developers trying to rebuild Linnahall,but soo far we've heard only talk and have seen no action. And here hasn't been a blue sky for over two weeks now (only damp and cloudy weather )

@Vecais Sakarnis - I have ambitious plan of covering entire Tallinn and it's suburbs in this thread,so it's not going to be lost.

69 I made it on the other side of Linnahall just in time to see Lindaline's small ferry leaving to Helsinki (on the sea side of Linnahall is a tiny Lindaline port)


70 Looking west,former Patarei prison in distance.


71 Patarei prison. Quoting myself from another thread:
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Patarei prison was built in 1800s as a naval fortress with three gun batteries. Hence the name - Patarei (estonian) > battery (english). However it gained infamy as a prison. Its was used as a prison by Imperial Russia (while it still was a fortress),first Estonian Republic,nazis,Soviet Union and current Estonian Republic (it was closed due to highly unsanitary conditions) I'd say,in Estonia it was as notorious as Krestõ (Kresty in english) prison was in Saint Petersburg,Russia (google for more,both were part of Gulag system)


72 Old fishing port is in really bad shape,most of the quay is falling apart.


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75 Apartment building near the sea.


76 Ilmarise quarter (another old factory rebuilt,this time as a residential area)


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78 Apartment buildings in Ilmarise quarter.


Next you will see Old Town...
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Old October 26th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #30
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Damn, Tallinn needs major fixing, I wonder when is that going to happen .
I just love those Ilmarise quarter apartments, they look really foreign in a cool way. :P

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Old October 26th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #31
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yes, those residentials are really great - great location, great by themselves! Just shame that surroundings is so run-down.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #32
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Imagine how great this place would look if built up with perimetral blocks...

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Old October 26th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #33
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Good job tincan. And, the building with the three towers - not a grain elevator. In Estonian its Laudsepa töökoda. Which means, i dontknow, woodworkers workshop? Dont know.
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Finally the thread about Tallinn! Hope you will supply it with new pics regularly and it won't get lost.
My thoughts exactly!

Thanks for this thread Tin_Can. It's great!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #35
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Thanks,ch1le,I fixed it.

Btw,I didn't knew that Tallinn's photo thread was so desperately needed here . Unfortunately weather failed me today,so I'm not able to make a full size update. Don't worry though,in few days time I'll post lots of photos from Old Town.

But until then...

79 MS Estonia memorial (passenger ferry,sunk in 28th sept.1994 during storm on Baltic Sea. disaster claimed lives of 852 people) near Suur Rannavärav / Great Coastal Gate.


80 Nice,calm memorial. That black pillar cut in two halves symbolizes unfinished voyage (one half is for people who survived,the other for people who perished)


81 Another view.
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Those (not so) great chimneys need to go!
They really ruin the wonderful old town skyline!
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #37
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Great pics thus far. Thanks!
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Old October 28th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #38
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Some nice contemporary architecture (not just highrises, I mean) can be seen in Tallinn. Too bad the weather wasn't perfect but I enjoy such comprehensive tours.
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Tallinn's Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage site no.822,listed in 1997) Quote from UNESCO webpage:
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..Tallinn is an outstanding and exceptionally complete and well preserved example of a medieval northern European trading city..
82 Stolting tower.


83 Great Coastal Gate (Suur Rannavärav) with Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) cannon tower. Gate is first mentioned in 1359 (first gate has not survived,many times rebuilt),current gate with towers dates back to 1520s.


84 Fat Margaret cannon tower (currently used as naval history museum)


85 The gate.


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88 Small sign commemorating British sailors who lost they lives in Estonian War Of Independence.
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89 Random buildings near Coastal Gate. Photos taken mostly on Pikk,Lai and Tolli streets.


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94 Pagari (Baker) street. Notorious for having KGB headquarters there during Soviet times (most people interegated there would later end up in Patarei prison or Gulag camps)


95 Corner building has interesting motif.


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