Deep and crisp and even: snowdrifts on Rahukohtu, Toompea, Tallinn, Estonia.
Toompea (from German: Domberg, "Cathedral Hill") is a limestone hill in the central part of the city of Tallinn. The hill is an oblong tableland, which measures about 400 by 250 metres, has an area of 7 hectares (17 acres) and is about 20–30 metres higher than the surrounding areas. In folklore the hill is known as the tumulus mound over the grave of Kalev, folkloric hero of Estonian legend, erected in his memory by his grieving wife.
The history of Toompea is closely linked to the history of rulers and power in Estonia. Today Toompea is the centre of the Government of Estonia and the Riigikogu (parliament), both of which are often simply referred to as Toompea. Toompea is part of the Tallinn Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This photograph was made next door to the Dutch Embassy.
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prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-03 7:14
good shot with nice framing by the snow covered roofs & the naked trees...nice play of light & shadows over the snowy field...nice picture from winter season...
good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
Happy New Year 2012.
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-04 1:02
a lovely place framed in a superb way.I like the light and the softness given by the snow and the blue sky,with some lightened parts and others in the shadow.Superb!
danyy (0) 2012-01-14 0:07
quelle chance d'avoir eu de la neige l'hiver dernier car cet hiver ne ressemble pas au précédent. C'est froid bien entendu, mais cela fait partie de nos rythmes saisonniers, un peu perturbés ces derniers temps.
Une photo simple mais typique.
Tigerlily (2855) 2012-07-04 8:23
This is really beautiful.. I love the blue and light..Gret atomsphere.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (5648)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 4:31