|Some of the more interesting
buildings of Tallinn's Old town
(St. Olav's Church and the Walls).
|Paks Margareeta (Fat Margaret
Bastion) is part of the 14th Century
Lower Town Walls.
|Great Coast Gate the Medieval
entrance to Tallinn.
|A restored tower in the Lower
|The Medieval town walls built
in the 14th Century.
|Stone Walls on the edge of the
limestone cliffs of Toompea
|A square tower in the Lower Town
|A restored section of the Town
Walls where the parapet has been
|The ruins of Viru Gate leading
to Old Town.
|The tower of Oleviste Church (St. Olav)
was the tallest building in the world
from 1549 to 1625 (159m).
|The interior of St. Olav's Church
dedicated to King Olaf II of Norway.
|The narrow viewing platform at
the base of the steeple of St.
|The distant ferry harbour to
Tallinn and Fat Margaret Bastion
in the foreground.
|Tallinn rooftops as seen from the
top of St. Olav's Church.
|A closer view of Toompea
(Cathedral Hill) at one time a
separate walled town.
|The tower of St. Olav's Church was
struck by lightning 8 times burning
the church down several times.
|Alexander Nevsky Cathedral built
during Russian occupation from
1894 to 1900.
|Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was
marked for demolition in 1924 while
Estonia was independent.
|Raekoja Plats (Town Square) and
Old Town Hall of Tallinn.
|The only preserved Gothic style town
hall in Northern Europe - a building
was on this site since the 12th Century.
|The weather-vane was placed
atop Town hall in 1530 and is
known as Old Thomas.
|The wooden attic of the Town
|The Council Hall in the Town
|Toompea Castle the home of
Estonia's parliament and
traditional seat of power.
|The Town Square from the
second floor of the Town Hall.
|The Raeapteek (Town Council
Pharmacy). There has been a
pharmacy here since 1422.
|Town Hall Square.
|Town Hall Square. The building
in the center houses the Fellini
Restaurant where I had Dinner.
|Restaurants along a side street
near the Town Hall Square.
|A Museum of Torture
|A building called the
Peppersack in a group of 14th
|The Town Hall Tower from the
|A woman in Medieval dress
selling sugar coated nuts.
|The "Olde Hansa" restaurant. With
authentic Medieval fare and
waitresses in period dress. Quite pricey.
|The Gateway from Lower Town
|A Medieval building with an old
wooden clock (inset) telling the
|Souvenir shop selling the
Amber jewelry that was for sale
|Archway leading to a rampart in
Toompea. From a distance it
looked like it said "Werewolves".
|Buildings in the Lower Town.
|The "Hell Hunt" one of the first
pubs to spring up in Tallinn.
|The Town Hall Square of Tallinn
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