After the winter postcard from Riga, the postcard from baltic sister - Tallinn. The view from Toompea Hill on tyhe Old Town. The highest tower is Oleviste - St. Olav church. You can see a few wall city towers on the left.
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia.
Tallinn is situated on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, 80 km south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm and west of Saint Petersburg. Tallinn's Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.
The city was known as Reval from the 13th century until 1917 and again during the Nazi invasion of Estonia from 1941 to 1944.
Toompea – Upper Town was once an almost separate town, heavily fortified, and has always been the seat of whatever power that has ruled Estonia. The hill occupies an easily defensible site overlooking the surrounding districts. The major attractions is the medieval Toompea Castle (today housing the Estonian Parliament, the Riigikogu), the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran St Mary's Cathedral, also known as the Dome Church.
All-linn – Lower Town is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and the authorities are continuing its rehabilitation. Major sights include the Town Hall square ( Raekoja plats), the city wall and towers (notably "Fat Margaret" and "Kiek in de Kök") as well as a number of medieval churches, including St Olaf's, St. Nicholas' and the Church of the Holy Ghost.\(After Wikipedia)
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Sergiom (64117) 2014-02-10 4:12
Tu as su profiter d'un point de vue spectaculaire sur les toits de la ville de Talin. Tout guide le regard vers ce superbe clocher qui se dresse bien droit dans l'image. L'ensemble est d'une très belle netteté.
Noel_Byrne (26121) 2014-02-10 4:46
This is a beautiful skyline, the colours are really stunning. I love especially the red colours, which look lovely against the soft light blue. You got such excellent texture in the roof tiles too, I could almost count every individual tile! Thanks as always
emilbo (22616) 2014-02-10 6:25
Magnifique carte postale et quelle belle ville!.. Les tours petites et grandes sont superbes. Bel éclairage qui ravive les couleurs des toits. Encore plus beau en grand.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne semaine,
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-10 7:45
Another fine photo - you manage the light brilliantly: the rooftop colours work so well against that steel blue sky.
serp2000 (41424) 2014-02-10 8:19
I see this is not so easy task to make good composition when the one tower breaks the horizon line of the city ;) Anyway, excellent view, wonderful architecture, good report from Estonia - Eesti. I just envy you. I will write to you about my plans some later. I have a rest after surgery in hospital now.
Gigidusud (17327) 2014-02-10 8:27
Beautiful postcard from Tallinn, a nice view on the town with splendid light. Well done!
Have a nice week my friend.
rychem (25968) 2014-02-10 9:04
Rzadko widać zdjęcia z tego miasta, swietnie je pokazalas, zadziwiająca jest różnorodność form wież i dachów, pięknie złapane
adramad (39528) 2014-02-10 9:17
A dream ended with this precious corner, looking to move to another era, with a series of such beautiful sights, memories of the past, the view from a high is great.
The lighting and sharpness are perfect.
Well done. I love this image.
Have a good day.
A big hug, My friend.
mkamionka (31527) 2014-02-10 12:08
urocza pocztowka z Talina. Atrakcyjna asymetria. Udalo Ci sie zmiescic mnostwo ciekawych obiektow w kadrze no i oczywiscie sniezna zimowa dekoracje.
Bardzo mi sie podoba,
carlo62 (36247) 2014-02-10 13:41
è una città che non conosco, ma ho letto e visto molte cose su di essa, credo che sia poco conosciuta e poco pubblicizzata, non come meriterebbe.
La città è ricca di storia e di bellezze e tu ce ne mostri in quantità da questo ottimo punto di osservazione.
PaulVDV (23417) 2014-02-10 18:58
A very beautiful skyline of the old town.
All the towers and the dome are put nicely on a row.
I see that the tall chimney is still part of the decor. I posted once a picture taken from the other side (from on the water) and that chimney stood there also proudly between all historic buildings.
The sun has melt most of the snow allowing the red roofs to add their colour to the city view.
Best regards, Paul
Corry (4508) 2014-02-10 20:15
Très beau point de vue sur les toits de la ville et cette série de tours qui traversent l'image. Belles couleurs. Bien fait.
jjcordier (77870) 2014-02-10 23:18
Jolie lumière et beau point de vue sur Tallinn et ses intéressants édifices.
holmertz (43293) 2014-02-11 7:15
I remember this fine view very well and I also posted a picture of this church. I think you were standing in another place so this photo looks quite different from mine, not just because I used another tourist as a foreground. You managed to include more of the great old buildings and the colours are very well saturated.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-11 7:22
Tutti i colori della splendida Tallin sono concentrati nella tua fotografia.
Alla bella composizione si unisce un soggetto molto bello anche per le particolarità architettoniche che mostra.
Eccellente anche la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona giornata
cornejo (34088) 2014-02-11 10:09
Witaj Malgo, great picture of this nice view of the interesting set of buildings of this place, very well captured with a good pov, good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Great job well done, congratulations my friend, thanks for sharing.
Good night and happy week.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-12 0:14
What a super platform you are on here to take this splendid roof top and view of the towers and gorgeous church.
Great colours nice light, well managed. So many types of architecture and in turrets and roof tops, awesome.
macjake (58992) 2014-02-12 1:26
are you home now? haha
you know how I feel about these rooftop type of city views, they are some of my all time favorite styles of photography.
so of course this one is going to catch my attention right away. I can count at least 10 vertical 'tops' across the image :)
really like the lighting and colors, they stand out so well. Wish I could see this one in person.
see you around
jurek1951 (42190) 2014-02-12 23:39
piekny fragmet miasta ze swoimi wiezami,pozdrawiam