Friday, August 7, 2009

day 61, Estonia

Well, we continue on our journey across the Baltic States.......

Next stop is Estonia

More specifically Tallinn.......

The origins of Tallinn date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built here by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. It developed as a major centre of the Hanseatic League.

Its wealth is demonstrated by the opulence of the public buildings (just check out these churches!!) and the domestic architecture of the merchants' houses, which have survived to a remarkable degree despite the ravages of fire and war in the intervening centuries.

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