Photographer's Note

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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