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we arrive in evening; an unusual welcome
we arrive in evening; an unusual welcome
next morning, at the Viru Gate, entrance to the lower old town
next morning, at the Viru Gate, entrance to the lower old town
walking up the medieval streets
walking up the medieval streets
colorful doors are a strong feature of this city
colorful doors are a strong feature of this city
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731329.XWy9mGww.jpg in the upper old town, the Russian orthodox Nevsky cathedral
in the upper old town, the Russian orthodox Nevsky cathedral
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731331.jlaOk1YP.jpg Pikk Herman tower in the Toompea castle
Pikk Herman tower in the Toompea castle
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731334.DuJUO60n.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731335.wWJ5iSEk.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731336.LSXPOClP.jpg a view from the castle over the Baltic, toward Finland
a view from the castle over the Baltic, toward Finland
the lower old town, St. Olaf's church in the distance
the lower old town, St. Olaf's church in the distance
further out, the new town
further out, the new town
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731341.2dXsGHP6.jpg the Dome church, in the upper old town
the Dome church, in the upper old town
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731354.cvNcYvGu.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731356.lj1BNCQC.jpg the Great Guild Hall, now the museum of Estonian history
the Great Guild Hall, now the museum of Estonian history
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inside, a collection of old artifacts from this new country
inside, a collection of old artifacts from this new country
an 11th c. sword; when a warrior was killed, his sword was also 'killed'
an 11th c. sword; when a warrior was killed, his sword was also 'killed'
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a model of the Guild Hall
a model of the Guild Hall
relics of an unpleasant time
relics of an unpleasant time
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Tallinn's charming photography museum...
Tallinn's charming photography museum...
...featuring many native artists and equipment inventors
...featuring many native artists and equipment inventors
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731380.xZD3RGc1.jpg back in the old town
back in the old town
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731373.taWaBPbZ.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731374.XH7Y9amF.jpg on the hunt for Jewish Tallinn; here in the old town, an abandoned synagogue
on the hunt for Jewish Tallinn; here in the old town, an abandoned synagogue
now we're in the new town...
now we're in the new town...
...home to the one active synagogue in the city
...home to the one active synagogue in the city
a tour inside
a tour inside
back in the old town to see more of the ancient architecture...
back in the old town to see more of the ancient architecture...
...including some surviving interiors (here's a painted ceiling)
...including some surviving interiors (here's a painted ceiling)
thru a stone passageway...
thru a stone passageway...
...to the ruins of the Dominican church
...to the ruins of the Dominican church
an impressive collection of gravestones
an impressive collection of gravestones
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731388.qD1cmxMl.jpg the exterior of the church, now St. Catherine's passage
the exterior of the church, now St. Catherine's passage
back in the old town alleys near our hotel
back in the old town alleys near our hotel
this house has lost its facade
this house has lost its facade
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731393.3HbM3Yvo.jpg at first we thought this was advertising a purse snatching festival!
at first we thought this was advertising a purse snatching festival!
a long walk thru new town to the Kadriorg neighborhood...
a long walk thru new town to the Kadriorg neighborhood...
...home to many 19th c. wooden houses
...home to many 19th c. wooden houses
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731397.s7vVpyq1.jpg a few very modern buildings as well!
a few very modern buildings as well!
in the Kadriorg park, once the president's palace grounds
in the Kadriorg park, once the president's palace grounds
KUMU, the national museum of modern art
KUMU, the national museum of modern art
the architecture is as interesting as the contents
the architecture is as interesting as the contents
the temporary exhibits feature new media such as live video...
the temporary exhibits feature new media such as live video...
...while the permanent collection features native artists and national folk themes
...while the permanent collection features native artists and national folk themes
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each globe represents a different mapping of international networks
each globe represents a different mapping of international networks
words from current news spelled in a falling stream of water droplets
words from current news spelled in a falling stream of water droplets
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f137731404.g8Ctmvw7.jpg a view back toward old town
a view back toward old town
thru the park to the Baltic shore, a monument to shipwreck victims
thru the park to the Baltic shore, a monument to shipwreck victims
looking across the bay to the ferry terminal
looking across the bay to the ferry terminal
back into old town via the Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret's Tower
back into old town via the Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret's Tower
near the upper city wall
near the upper city wall
Harju street, an ancient city entrance rebuilt after destruction by the Soviets in 1944
Harju street, an ancient city entrance rebuilt after destruction by the Soviets in 1944
at St. Nicholas church, home to a rare 15th c. oil painting of the Dance Macabre
at St. Nicholas church, home to a rare 15th c. oil painting of the Dance Macabre
a last view toward old town...
a last view toward old town...
...and Old Thomas waves goodbye!
...and Old Thomas waves goodbye!