Friday, July 8, 2016

Tallinn Estonia

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia and the birthplace of Skype (fun fact). It has a beautiful old town very close to the busy port.


 Views of Tallinn from the old town walls.

One of the old town towers. 

Part of the old town wall. The wall and towers are mostly intact. They are the best we have seen on our trip.

St Olaf's church steeple.

Dome Church steeple

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Town Hall Square

Interesting building facade

Really nice Art Nouveau facade                                                           Simple entry


Bill and his new friend

Antique store entrance

Jewelry store entrance

Souvenir store entrance

 Freedom Square

Part of Russalka Monument. This was a huge monument all made of concrete.


Linnahall - Built for the 1980 Olympics by the Soviets. It is typical of the Soviet style, very large and made of concrete.


We saw a lot of these vehicles in the parking lot at the ferry terminal. Can you imagine driving on secondary roads in an older car using no GPS on a long road trip through Europe. We can't! In the city we use both GPS and Google Maps at the same time. They usually don't agree on the route, so we use both then decide which to follow. These guys must have a very large map cabinet.


Loading onto the ferry to Helsinki. The bow opens for loading. We had a 2 1/2 hour smooth crossing.

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