Evening in the Raekoja plats in Tallinn. During the blue hour I was near the Orthodox cathedral, when I came down it became black hour.
The Tallinn Town Hall is the oldest town hall in the whole of the Baltic region and Scandinavia.
The building is located in the south side of the ancient market square.
The vane Old Thomas (Estonian: Vana Toomas) on the top of the Town Hall's tower, that has been there since 1530, has become one of the symbols of Tallinn. The height of the tower is 64 metres.
A Town Hall with a huge meeting room was firstly mentioned in a Real Estate book in 1322 as a "consistorium", which had a giant warehouse (cellarium civitatis) for that time.
In conjunction with the Tallinn Old Town, the Town Hall has been on the UNESCO world Heritage Sites list since 1997.
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saxo042 (37588) 2014-03-02 11:18
Very fine illuminations of these old buildings. The warm lamp lights provide a very attractive contrast against the black sky. A very interesting note. Surprisingly empty of people, it was not that late at night...
macjake (57490) 2014-03-02 11:31
couldn't resist this one, i knew I liked it from the get go. Black hour is a wonderful time of 'day' to capture city lights and the overall ambiance.
beautiful looking Town Hall, reminds me of the Town Halls in Poland we visited outside of Warsaw :)
love the sharp angle of the roofline, and the illuminated tower.
Very nice indeed, and you're here almost alone!
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rbassin (18798) 2014-03-02 11:41
C'est une superbe photo de nuit.
Les bâtiments sont très bien mis en valeur avec les lumières, et principalement l'hôtel de ville.
boa (6081) 2014-03-02 12:22
a really nice picture from a beautiful town i visit every year. You have captured the Town hall and the surrounding buildings in a good way, atmospheric with the illuminated houses. Not many people in the streets, they are perhaps at the restaurants? Tfs!
Have a nice evening/
willperrett (7432) 2014-03-02 12:30
I think you must have been standing in almost exactly the same spot as me! I think I did the opposite journey, and got to the cathedral too late for the blue hour. Was it as cold as when I was there (-30 degrees at night)?
carlo62 (34572) 2014-03-02 13:46
è sempre un piacere osservare cose nuove attraverso gli obiettivi degli altri. La storica capitale estone non è certo tra le mete più utilizzate dai turisti, per cui ogni particolare è uno spunto interessante da osservare.
Bella atmosfera, il luogo sembra molto tranquillo e piacevole, probabilmente il freddo ha giocato il suo ruolo nella mancanza di persone che passeggiano.
tenretin (2436) 2014-03-02 13:48
Nice shot, the colors are natural and well balanced framing and composition. Just a little digital noise.
Well seen and well done.
ACL1978 (7507) 2014-03-02 16:12
I missed Tallinn the only time I have ever been in the region, Malgo, and I regret it, as I love the shots I've seen from there. This cathedral, shot here from the reat, is beautiful lit up as it is, and the lights around it make up for the slightly darker sky. Looks like a cold evening too - not many people on the streets! Thanks.
rychem (24654) 2014-03-02 19:59
W takich zdjęciach jest zawsze trochę tajemniczości: cóż może sie kryć w mroku, piękne nocne zdjęcie, swietnie ujęte
jjcordier (77026) 2014-03-02 22:50
Belle photo nocturne de l'Hôtel de Ville de Tallin. J'aime les photos à l'heure bleue mais j'aime tout autant celles prises pendant la nuit noire qui fait bien ressortir les bâtiments éclairés.
danos (87937) 2014-03-03 0:12
very nice Wintery evening in Tallinn with the light managemet to makes the scene so beautiful and unique.I like the fascinating creative atmosphere as the excellent presentation.
Have a good week,danos
papagolf21 (86998) 2014-03-03 0:17
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Très belle présentation de cet édifice religieux bénéficiant d'un éclairage de toute beauté.
Le résultat général est superbe.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-03 3:16
exquisite night shot this. All the detailing and beauty of the place are clearly visible and you have captured the atmosphere so perfectly. Glorious!
Have a great week - B.
batalay (35791) 2014-03-03 7:34
Superb light management and sharpness, complemented by an informative note. You captured the entirety of the old tower in a photo that reveals its octagonal cross-section. Of course, when we were there in 2010 it was just during daylight hours (the nature of visiting port cities on a cruise).
Warmest regards, dear Malgo,
PaulVDV (23023) 2014-03-03 10:54
When I was there at daytime there was a market which surely brought a lot of life on this square.
I've seen the square also in the night but I don't have a picture of it.
Looking at this photograph, you wouldn't tell it is winter. I love the warm red tones of the facades and the tower. Magnificent in the dark night.
Best regards, Paul
Waylim (25362) 2014-03-03 10:59
In the winter time, the blue hour is short, you did a very good job here with this night shot. Even if the blue hour is over. I love golden tone and details.
Excellent photo with good composition, colors are rich and lots of details.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-03 14:05
piekne swiatlo odbijajace sie na tle ciemnego nocnego nieba. Ladny kadr i dobrze obrany punt widzenia. Ratusz dominuje kompozycje, ale jest tez miejsce na urocze kamieniczki wokolo.
ikeharel (58941) 2014-03-04 8:18
Good evening Malgo,
Excelent camera set for this night scenery. Clear details and fine light upon, no excessive bulbs-glare.
Prominently above city skyline, the tower looks immaculately.
kasianowak (7073) 2014-03-05 11:50
Piekny, slicznie oswietlony Tallinn na eleganckim, ciemnym tle! Super, ze udalo ci sie zmiescic caly ratusz, lacznie z ta wysoka wieza. :)
fritzi007 (6619) 2014-03-06 16:25
Good day Malgo,
brilliant night shot, just perfect, very good information, I congratulate you very much!
jmdias (56655) 2014-04-25 17:31
very beautiful the shapes of this architecture and this contrast between the golden hues and the darkness of the night. TFS this view from this town I didn't see many images.