Thursday, 4 March 2010

Tallin - Estonia in winter

Last weekend we went across the lake to Tallin (yes, I know some people call this barely salty barely tidal lake with an inlet to the sea a sea, but well I've just said what I think)

Being an ex-soviet place its only since 1991 we've been able to get there ... so, here's some images ...

The place has a long history, back into medieval times, so the town square of the old town is quite interesting.

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climbing up to the ramparts of the old walled section of town you can get good views (even if you aren't making good panorama's with your camera)

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there was this fella up there to show us around ...

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The remaining sections of the old walls make interesting stuff for one like me from the "new world"

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with towers looking very nice in the winter.

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lots of olde churches in the old town too

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and really cool stair ways up into the walls

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Greek Orthodox is a major influence in the area ...

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no matter how tough the weather, the little old ladies keep going to mass...

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Looking around the old town there are lovely old homes ...

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but clearing snow seems to be a drag

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as you can see Tallin has had an amount of snow this year too...

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sorry about the lack of chatter ... but there you are ... what was in my view :-)

3 comments:

Noons said...

Wow! Love those walls with the wooden corridor on top! That is indeed very medieval.

tysonrobichaudphotography said...

Oh the beauty of photography, no matter the weather there are a bounty of shots to be had. Beautiful documentation and it doesn't escape me that there were no other human subjects in your shots... didn't look to be the warmest of weather!

Cheers,

tyson

obakesan said...

Tyson

good point ... I normally try to avoid photographing people, but I'll add a few :-)