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Kiek-in-de-Kök (1475)
07-JUN-2012

Kiek-in-de-Kök (1475)

This was one of the most powerful cannon towers in Northern Europe in the 16th century and was the main bastion of Toompea Hill. The Low German name means "to peek into the kitchen," ostensibly to mean that defenders had a good vantage point over the enemy, but some thought it referred to soldiers looking into people's homes below it.

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Kevin Warren19-Jul-2012 20:20
Another impressive capture, Helen, this is beautiful!
Graeme13-Jul-2012 08:53
A very interesting and well captured tower, Helen.BV
Mairéad11-Jul-2012 21:53
I really like how the light is shining through the leaves in front of this sturdy
old tower. V
Stephanie11-Jul-2012 21:23
A beautiful tower! Did you climb to the top? V
Jim Coffman11-Jul-2012 21:02
Every home should have one of these! Nice capture,Helen!
Martin Lamoon11-Jul-2012 20:50
Superb shot of this fantastic old building. V
janescottcumming11-Jul-2012 20:34
Pretty light an a beautiful composition show off this old tower very nicely! V