Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Churches in Tallinn

Four of the beautiful places of worship in Tallinn, the capital and largest city in Estonia.  Apart from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the rest shown here are medieval, dating from the 13th century. 

St Olaf's church spire at 159 metres was once the tallest building in the world.  It was probably intended as a signpost to ships at sea but it was also a very efficient lightning conductor.  The church has burned down three times.
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  1. I have seen all the churches when I was in Tallinn and they really are as beautiful as on the card. The cathedral is also richly decorated inside.

  2. I would love to see them some day.

  3. They are so beautiful. I wish I could have managed one of the cruises that visits that area.


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