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Tallinn City and Lennusadam - October 2010

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Walk in Tallinn city centre and in old military harbour (maritime museum).

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House at Raekoja plats 12.
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The Tallinn Town Hall (Estonian: Tallinna raekoda) is a building in the Tallinn Old Town, in Tallinn, Estonia, beside Town Hall Square. It is the only gothic style town hall in the Northern Europe. The first recorded mention of the Town Hall dates from 1322. Its present form dates from 1402-1404, when the building was rebuilt. The spire was destroyed in an aerial bombing on March 9, 1944. It was rebuilt in 1950.
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The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn's largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. It is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake [...]
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The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn's largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. It is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake [...]
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In Eastern Christianity an iconostasis is a wall of icons and religious paintings, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church. Iconostasis also refers to a portable icon stand that can be placed anywhere within a church. The iconostasis evolved from the Byzantine templon, a process complete by the fifteenth century.
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Along the wall, starting from the front: Nunnatorn, The Tower of Nun. Saunatorn, The Tower of Sauna. Kuldjala torn, The Tower of Kuldjala. Nunnadetagune torn, The Tower behind the Nuns. Loewenschede torn, The Tower of Loewenschede. In the centre: Apostlik Õigeusu kirik. Oleviste kirik, St. Olav's Church.
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Põhja is a suburb in the north of the old city centre. On the right, along the wall, starting from the front: Nunnatorn, The Tower of Nun. Saunatorn, The Tower of Sauna. Kuldjala torn, The Tower of Kuldjala. Nunnadetagune torn, The Tower behind the Nuns. Loewenschede torn, The Tower of Loewenschede. In the centre: Apostlik Õigeusu kirik. Oleviste kirik, St. Olav's Church.
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Towers along the wall, starting from the front: Köismäe torn, The Tower of Köismäe. Plate torn, The Tower of Plate. Eppingi torn, The Tower of Epping. Grusbeketagune torn, The Tower behind Grusbeke.
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The Tallinn TV Tower (Tallinna teletorn) is a free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event (see Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics). It is located near Pirita, six km north-east of the Tallinn city center. The tower has a specified height of 314 m. The building is administered by the public company Levira (formerly Estonian Broadcasting Tran [...]
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The slim tower belongs to the Raekoja (Town Hall). The first recorded mention of the Town Hall dates from 1322. Its present form dates from 1402-1404, when the building was rebuilt. The spire was destroyed in an aerial bombing on March 9, 1944. It was rebuilt in 1950.
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The gate and tower was built around 1450.
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Kepta duona is a classic Lithuanian appetizer: black bread fried in oil and rubbed with garlic, often served with beer.
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Toompea Castle (also Latin: Castrum Danorum) is a castle on the limestone hill of Toompea in the central part of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which for a time was also one of the names for the whole settlement of Tallinn during the times of Danish Estonia in the 13th and 14th centuries. The first wooden castle (in some Finnic sources referred to as Kesoniemi), it is believed to have been built on the hill in either the 10th or 11th century by [...]
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Tallinna Neitsi Maarja Piiskoplik Toomkirik. Toompea Loss. Aleksander Nevski katedraal.
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This diesel passenger train belongs to the company Edelaraudtee (EDLR ).
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Nostalgic mechanical alarm clock sold as souvenir.
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Tallinn's tramway network consists of five lines still served with old Tatra trolleys from the 1970 and 1980 on a gauge of 1067mm. Some coaches were modernised and are now called KT4D, the Tallinn ones are used ones from Cottbus. Tatra KT4 is the name of an articulated tramcar developed by the Czech firm ČKD Tatra. The first pre-production vehicles entered service in Potsdam in 1975, with the first production vehicles in 1977. A total of 17 [...]
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Wooden structure and façade.
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Wooden structure and façade.
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The area belongs to the BLRT group.
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The area belongs to the BLRT group.
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The hangars were built in 1916 and 1917 for the military float of seaplanes during world war I. They are being renovated 2010.
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The hangars were built in 1916 and 1917 for the military float of seaplanes during world war I. They are being renovated 2010.
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Built in 1914 in Stettin (Szczecin) by Vulkan-Werke A. G. Length 74.4 m, large 17.5 m, steam engines output 5800 HP,. Formerly names: Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich 1914-1917. Volynets 1917-1918; 1941-1988, Wäinamöinen 1918-1922. Suur Tōll is the biggest icebreaker in the world preserved through two world wars. In 1914 the first home port of the ship was Tallinn. In March 1918, armed Finns captured this ship from Russian Bolsheviks by agreement with [...]
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The patrol-boat Grif was the first naval ship of regaining its independence with Estonia. Built in Feodossija in the Ukraine in 1976 as a guard boat for the coast guard of the SSSR and was used for patrolling on the Gulf of Finland and Moonsund. In 1992 the Defence Initiative Centre confiscated the ship. On the withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Estonia the “Grif” was transferred to newly formed Estonian Navy where its service lasted until [...]
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The Kalev Class consisted of two mine laying submarines built for the Estonian Navy. The newly independent Republic of Estonia followed the Finnish naval armament program and the common top secret defense cooperation in acquiring submarines. Unlike the German designed Finnish subs, Estonia opted for British built submarines. Both boats of the class Kalev and the Lembit were built by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness, in the United Kingdom. 1 [...]
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This may mean that therein is a cover to quench fire.
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A traditional design, the Admiralty Pattern, "A.P.", or simply "Admiralty", and also known as "Fisherman", is the most familiar among non-sailors. The design is a non-burying type, with one arm penetrating the seabed and the other standing proud. The anchor is ancient in design and has not changed substantially over time. It has a good reputation for use in rock, kelp and grass. On soft grounds it is important that t [...]
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Behind the Peninsula Paljassaare Poolsaar.
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Wooden structure and façade.
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Otto Sternbeck (1884-1941) was an Estonian military officer and a politician. He was killed by the soviets in the first days of their occupation of Estonia in 1941.
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Otto Sternbeck (1884-1941) was an Estonian military officer and a politician. He was killed by the soviets in the first days of their occupation of Estonia in 1941.
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