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7 AUG 12

7 AUG 12

Tallinn - Estonia

The Kiek in de Kok Tower, so named because people in the tower could see into the kitchens of nearby houses.
It was built as an artillery tower, in 1475. The two lowest floors became surrounded by earth works during the 16th and 17th centuries, and the top floor gained a new outer wall and roof. By 1760 the tower's original use had become obsolete, and it became a store for archives, with some living quarters. Restoration work took place in the 20th century and the tower is now a museum. Cannon balls dating back to 1577 are still embedded in its outer walls.

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Pawel Kazmierczyk14-Sep-2012 19:50
i like to off-center compo here, and a good story of what the place is. Nice!
blizzard13-Sep-2012 12:50
well done this could be a post card
Martin Lamoon08-Aug-2012 08:10
Fantastic picture and history, would love to visit. V
soulis07-Aug-2012 23:18
Very beautiful capture. V.
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