This is St. Catherine's Passage, Katariina Käik, one of the most genuine remaining medieval streets of Tallinn's Old town.
Contrary to many other streets in the area it is not lined with restaurants and shops whose staff are all wearing medieval style clothes. That probably explains the nice atmosphere of this narrow passage.
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rychem (23994) 2013-07-17 10:49
Beautiful old, narrow street, excellent management of light, beautiful composition with the pair in the strong point
saxo042 (37578) 2013-07-17 11:53
Du har fått med alla viktiga ingredienser en bra bild behöver, intressant arkitektur, några personer och framför allt några iögonfallande färger. Dessutom är bilden perfekt komponerad.
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Fis2 (86283) 2013-07-17 12:15
Good frame and colour.
The persons add savor of photo.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-07-17 12:44
wonderful contrasts ~ the modern, young couple against the medieval stone walls, it would not be nearly such an interesting photo without these people in it. lovely off center perspective with touches of red throughout and the gold orange in the tile above repeated in the young girl's hair.
would love to wander down this amazing alley in search of an afternoon glass of wine...
pajaran (52602) 2013-07-17 12:56
Lep pogled na ulicu i prolaz, sa mladim zaljubljenim parom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontarst, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
A nice view of the streets and alleys, the young pair in love ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time indicated.
A good time recording, kontarst, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best.
Royaldevon (30225) 2013-07-17 13:55
This scene looks like a film set!
Apart from the clothes of the young couple, this really seems like a step back in time! I applaud your viewpoint with its good guides, nicely off-centre. The textures are very well rendered, you could almost touch them!
My warm regards,
carlo62 (33793) 2013-07-17 15:01
mi piace molto questa composizione, è un augurio anche alla giovane coppia, che possa attraversare le difficoltà della vita, come attraversa questo vicolo.
Graal (97857) 2013-07-17 23:27
interesting old walls and passage in Tallin. Good shot. I like the perspective and walking couple. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
bayno (18342) 2013-07-17 23:44
nice romantic moment taken up in a wonderful context, I like the tone and texture of rocks and flooring, excellent framing and details, it seems a very ancient and rich in history, I really like your shot...more ottimist than my last one;)
have a good day...
kato (11630) 2013-07-18 0:02
You're capturing well this old passage by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the strong wall and the passage built of stone in medieval times. It's good at color contrast with brown door/window-frame. And, a couple walking along this passage draws out a good impact. It is fine in the meaning which experiences the atmosphere of medieval times that there is neither a store nor a restaurant as you note.
SnapRJW (31435) 2013-07-18 0:14
Hello Gert - The textures of the walls here are fantastically captured and make me want to reach out and touch their roughness. Attractive light and the inclusion of the young couple has added atmosphere to this beautiful old passage. Warm regards Rosemary
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2013-07-18 2:53
namaste Gert, a complete photography... Everything is superb here. Like the intense light. Like the depth, colours, sharpness. Excellent composition with the couple in middle. The arches on top really added a lot to it. Just a superb frame... Tfs.
Nicou (123236) 2013-07-18 4:42
Merveilleuse iamge et compo deux amourueux dans cette rue, ce pavage et ces arches qui s'enchaînes et la touche de couleur du couple une splendeur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (50022) 2013-07-18 7:10
What a charming and romantic old street. I love the textures and the cold touch of the place. Well taken, enjoy a good evening.
ourania (32083) 2013-07-18 7:50
a lovely medieval alley, so solid, textured and atmospheric. There are very few elements that introduce modern daily life and the textures are really fascinating. The couple walking in each other's arms vivify the scenery and make it romantic. The depth is captivating and the light is diffused in a very soft and delightful way. There's a wonderful, calm, romantic atmosphere very much enhanced by the presence of the couple. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
abmdsudi (43718) 2013-07-18 8:21
What a quaint alley and timeless like a stepping back in time and has perhaps the most impressive preserved medieval interior. The mixture of fading daylight has worked really well here. Wonderful clarity and good detail from the cobbled alleyway right through the archway and the idea of the open door at the end makes you want to find out what's beyond it. In fact there are numerous antique stuffs for the eye to linger around this small portion and your impressive pov ensures focus is glued firmly there without any distraction. Colors are matured and natural. Very well done shot and thks for sharing this unique place, Congrats.
zoomer (6) 2013-07-18 9:45
Hi,this young couple fits perfectly into this ancient setting.Marvelous detail and color,friendly regards,Wolf.
marabu61 (8589) 2013-07-18 14:31
Oh yes, I remember this street, I have almost the same shot in my archives somewhere.
It is definitely one of the more pitoresque streets in Tallin, so different from the commercial main thoroughfares.
The walking couple gives in their modern clothes, gives the composition a nice touch of Pep.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-18 15:07
Amazing capture with so romantic composition and atmosphere.Perfect colors and lightning usage.Very good POV too.I like the result.
Greetings from Greece
macjake (57074) 2013-07-18 15:28
I'll first start by saying that its too bad that overly bright light at the top of the scene is presenting itself. Its a bit annoying as it seems to bug my eyes when looking at that overall scene.
But when I scroll down the frame to eliminate it the photo is perfect! So I know you have yourself a fine photo here.
and i agree with you 100% that the restaurants with the people in costumes is pretty tacky - this is where people should be strolling with loved ones.
a real-life scene.
fabbs99 (16477) 2013-07-18 21:02
Great shot of the romantic pair in the St. Catherine's Passage.Very well done.Keep posting.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-19 4:40
It is a retro shot, going back to the Middle Age, only the couple is not dressed accordingly. Excellent DOF with high sharpness. Well done
jurek1951 (42158) 2013-07-19 11:35
Good angle view here in this work and well captured here this scene.
williewhistler (14611) 2013-07-19 14:18
Hello Gert,there is a lovely flat light that allows all of the Olde Worlde atmosphere to be very well portrayed,the young couple contrasting well with their older surroundings.
A very interesting location.
kasianowak (6849) 2013-07-20 5:10
Thank you for the reminder of this hidden gem of Tallinn. :) Indeed so much better than the main tourist spots.
Interesting contrast between the stark surroundings and the couple's attire.
maloutim (9637) 2013-07-20 7:08
A very pleasant medieval atmosphere indeed, except that it was probably more crowded and dirtier in those days !
I like the paved road, the rough stones of the walls, the vaults created by the passages in the houses between the two sides of the street.
The presence of the loving couple add a touch of life and modernity to the sight.
Thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (28513) 2013-07-20 9:55
This street does look and probably very old from the look of the materials of those buildings. Awesome documentation of the times past and nice to have the people for scale and contrast the past and the present. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (123561) 2013-07-20 14:41
Ciao Gert, nice scene on lovely narrow street, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2013-07-20 18:39
Hi dear Gert
Great shot at all! I ccheked "date taken" and comfirmed this is taken this year not 30 years ago!
So fantatsic street indeed! Seeming like a location for film. I can share with this at-home feeling and good mood. The best framework and sharp prensetation are as always as your trademark.
Thanks a lot and have a beautiful Sunday! Takero
nikkitta (14858) 2013-07-22 14:16
Beautiful alley, good without touristic restaurants but alive with the pair of people walking in a romantic way
Well captured the contrast old houses- modern people
Greetings and TFS
emka (79875) 2013-07-22 14:25
Hi Gert, this street could look so some hundreds years ago. The only nee addition seems to be thecwaterpipe. You found a real gem. Wonderful stone walls fit the stone pavement, interesting arches. The doors look intesting too. The passing couple isvimportant in this beautiful composition. Splendid mediaeval atmosphelre.
Warm regards malgo
Angshu (55914) 2013-07-25 2:20
Really a fine shot...and great timing as you got the couple in the perfect place! The street or passage has the pure authentic medieval feel. Another interesting aspect which I loved is the uneven light which has made this picture very dramatic!
Kielia (23703) 2013-07-26 9:45
I can really understand why you have been attracted by this view. The moody colors in this fascinating light are very attractive and the perspective is excellent. A very interesting impression!
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-07-26 22:52
this to me is a typical european setting.love the colors and the light and the whole mood.the humans complete the pic.
mkamionka (30694) 2013-08-01 8:33
lovely capture, so atmospheric. I am impressed by the good exposition which you achieved in this passage with scarce light available. The walking couple adds a romantic touch.
Very well done!
worldcitizen (7067) 2013-08-06 16:10
It's always interesting for me to see places that are so old. Here in NYC the oldest streets and buildings remaining are from the late 1700's. I like all of the cobblestones and stones in the walls. The gray tones are nice, and the people's clothes and hair jump out against them. It's great that this strolling couple passed by. They bring the scene into the 21st century.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-08-25 6:44
un angolo particolarmente interessante della città baltica di Tallin che ci ricorda il suo passato medioevale.
Bella composizione valorizzata dalla presenza dei due giovani che danno una bella nota di vivacità al grigiore dell'ambiente che li circonda.
Ottima la nitidezza e molto ben curato il contrasto.
Ciao e buona domenica
Miguel82 (24223) 2013-10-11 11:50
A romantic view Gert, that couple is walking in a passage of Tallinn's old town, the architecture is still well-preserved, a cobble stone pathway
a brillant picture and clever inclusion of the characters
All the best, have a nice evening
tyro (20696) 2015-01-25 6:13
Hello again Gert,
I was, of course, directed to this picture from your most recent posting and it is remarkable that this image was taken just a few metres away from it, though presumably looking in the opposite direction.
The architecture is delightful and I like the rough and worn walls on either side. Your composition is excellent, the lines in the cobblestones leading us nicely to the distant archway and, of course, the romantic couple lead us that way too as well as being perfectly placed in the frame and adding a welcome splash of colour.