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Vanalinn

This is my second photo from the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn, which I visited in 2011. My first picture was a view of the historic city centre taken from the white church tower you can see here.

Tallinn (which probably means Danish castle and until 1917 known as Reval) has got about 430,000 inhabitants and is located on the Gulf of Finland, 80km south of Helsinki. A former member of the Hanseatic League, the medieval city centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Vanalinn, Estonian for Old Town, is the historic heart of Tallinn. The white tower is part of Oleviste kirik (St. Olaf's Church) and is claimed to have been the tallest structure in the world between 1549 and 1625. The smaller towers are part of the medieval defensive walls. The photo was taken from the Toompea hill.

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