The Toompea (Domberg) or "Cathedral Hill", which was the seat of the central authority, first the ruling bishops, then the Teutonic Order, then the Baltic German nobility; it is today the seat of the Estonian government and many embassies and residencies.
The Old Town, which is the old Hanseatic town, the "city of the citizens" - this was not administratively united with the Hill until the late 19th century. It was the centre of the medieval trade on which it grew prosperous.
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mikebv (0) 2006-06-14 11:52
waw very cute picture, love it a lot
i like th arhitecture it seems wonderfull
Kirych (2703) 2006-06-14 12:00
Wonderful city roof panorama! I like bright roofs and composition.
atus (15838) 2006-06-14 13:22
egy ùjabb szép fotò kivàlò ràlàtàssal. A szìnek szépen telìtettek, a fény is egészen jò csak az a frànya égbolt tùl vilàgos. Ha nem veszed rossz néven megpròbàltam egy WS-t,hogy a hàttérrel csinàljak valamit. Eloszor egy kicsit besotétitettem az eget,hogy jobban kirajzolòdjanak a felho sàvok,majd kivilàgosìtottam a kép tobbi részét és a szìn telitettségbol is visszavettem egy kicsit. Remélem nem rontottam el a szép képedet.
agbonavita (0) 2006-06-14 13:44
Great photo George! I link to the past it is!
I very good see the hystory over city buildings, i like that. What did you means about Teutonic Order?
Good colors and sharp!
alana (2625) 2006-06-14 14:39
I have never been to Tallinn, so,I think, you gave me a chance to look at its beautiful image. Great composition and colors. It is a pity, the sky didn't cooperate. Very well done
MIG13 (0) 2006-06-16 16:11
Hi, George! Another nice pic of a surprising city (for me)! You've captured it in a great composition, making it easy to see the walled old town. Thnks for sharing! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
RGatward (20062) 2006-06-17 3:27
Good and unusual PoV for a view of Tallinn, most people, including me, use the wall the hill as a PoV for th old town. This really catches the story book illustration look of the place, the OS not too much here IMO.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-00
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Tallinn, The picturesque medieval city [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-14 11:38