An Album of Tallinn capital city of Estonia
Viru Gate Tower
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, built 1900 by a St Petersburg architect on the site of a memorial garden to Luther, this Orthodox Cathedral now commemorates Russian General Nevsky who defeated the Germans in 1242. It holds a collection of bells the largest of which weighs 15tonnes.
Nigulske (St Nicholas Church). The church and the area in front was destroyed by soviet bombing of the occupying Germans on March 10/11 1944 and has been kept clear ever since.
The Old Town Hall on Raekoja Plat (Old Town Hall square) Tallinn
"Any more Fares please?" Simon is a Vintage Conductor on a Vintage Tallinn Bus.
Raekoja Plat (Town Hall Square) with a rally of Vintage Estonian Buses, part of the Tallinn Festival
St Olavs Church, when originally built this tower was the tallest structure on this planet, and was for a long time the tallest in Europe. In Tallinn it was forbidden to build higher than St Olavs and in recent years a tower block that went too high was forced to shorten.
View down Lai from St Olavs
Looking from St Olavs with the Port and Navy ship (and Ferries) in view
View from St Olavs with the treed street of Uus running across the frame. Our apartment was on Uus but out of frame to the right
St Catherines Passage in the evening
St. Catherine's Passage (Katariina käik), on the wall are hung stone tombstones, remnants of St Catherines Church which used to stand here.
Church of the Holy Spirit 14th Century with its 17th century clock on the wall. The oldest public time keeping in Tallinn
Streets in the Old Town of Tallinn
This tower thrusts up from a little Church of the Holy Spirit a delightful 14C Lutheran Church at the junction of Puhavaimu and Sajakang in Old Town Tallinn
St Catherines Passage in the OId Town of Tallinn
Walking down a side street, Sulevimagi, with the tower of St Olavs in front
Tallinn City Theatre. At the junction of Aida and Lai is this open air theatre. All the buildings you see belong to the theatre and can be used in performances.
The tower of the Jaani Lutheran Church (1862) stands in front of the millenium monoliths. The Jaani church is also on the edge of Vabaduse Valjak (Freedom Square) which is being redeveloped and the term "freedom" is in controversy at this time.
A square tower and the spire of Niguliste (St. Nicholas)
A round tower and a square tower seen looking down from Toompea
Four Towers in the Suurtuki area of Tallinn
View from St Olavs, the towers on the horizon are (left) Niguliste (St. Nicholas), Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Castrum Danorum , St Mary's Cathedral
Towers on the Tallinn Town Wall in the Kooli area
Inside the Town Walls of Tallinn on Muuurivahe. Our Apartment was just by the tower but on the outside of the wall (see http://www.ites.ee/)
Looking over a Town Wall Tower and the Mere Road to the Port of Tallinn with its Ferries
Looking over a Town Wall Tower and the Rannamae Tee Road to the Port of Tallinn