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Tallinna Mustpeade Maja, House of Blackheads Guild
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Title: Tallinna Mustpeade Maja, House of Blackheads Guild
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At Pikk 26, in Tallinn, Estonia.


The Tallinn Brotherhood of Black Heads, established in 1399, leased the Pikk street building in 1517 and added a big festive hall to it in 1531-1532, the initial ornament paintings of which can still be seen in the windows.

In 1579, the façade was renovated by the builder-stonecutter Arent Passer. In addition to the coat of arms of the brotherhood that bears the picture of St. Mauritius, the stone decor also represents the portraits of the landlords King Sigmund III and Queen Anna; the coat of arms of Tallinn's partner factories in the Hanseatic League: the Steelyard in London, Peterscourt in Novogord, the Oosterlinghuis ui Bruges and Tyskebyryggen in Bergen; above these, Black Heads on a tournament, Justicia, Pax and Christ Almighty can be seen. The rooms in the House of Black Heads and Olev's Guild were modernised between 1908 and 1922.

Keywords: facade
Image data
Image sizes: 2304*3456px, 2098kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 20101007-102833
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Iso: 100
Speed: 1/160s
Aperture: F10.0
Focal length: 26.0mm
Aperture: 42mm
Position coordinates:WGS84 LONG 24.7466209531°, LAT 59.4389781677°
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG 24.7467362881°, LAT 59.438931799°
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Author: Alexandra Medwedeff
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