Tallinn, Estonia- Share your photos of this modern medieval digital city

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  1. Mrs. Gargoyle
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    The medieval walled old town of Tallinn has maintained a wonderful ambiance and old world character, yet Tallinn is a most modern city. The home of Skype, it is considered the most advanced in e-government. They just switched to the Euro at the start of 2011, but it is more affordable than most Eurozone countries.

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    The new Synagogue was just built a few years ago. Estonia was the first country which the Germans declared "Juden Frei" (free of Jews) in WWII, but the community has come back to life. The old Synagogue was destroyed during the war, and they didn't have a real Synagogue under the Communist rule, but now they have built this beautiful new building, together with a school and museum, and are once again an active part of Estonian society.

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    While the old town has maintained it's medieval character, just outside the old town you will find modern Estonia.
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    These young people are advertising the "Medieval Torture Museum"

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    Just in case you don't have money for your lunch bill...
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    Elaborately patterned tights seem to be the fashion, along with the stiletto heels which seem quite adapted for the cobblestone streets. ???

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    The Alexander Nevsky Russian church.

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    It is a wonderful city, a balanced mix of old and new, and it's just a 2 hour ferry boat ride from Helsinki. Visit Tallinn!

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    Thank you for sharing Mrs G, looks like an interesting place to wander around :)
     
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    Great pics!
     
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    Thanks for sharing your marvelous photographs with us Mrs Gargoyle.:)
     
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    Great photos.
     
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    A beautiful and interesting city to visit! Thanks for sharing your beautiful and indeed inspirational photos with us on MP!:)
     
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    Thanks so much for the lovely pics, Mrs. G!! Looks like a very cool place to visit! :)
     
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    Thanks for the cool pix, Mrs G! :)
     
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    Thanks for the great pics Mrs G. I have always wanted to go here for my birthday in February. Won't happen that way, but I am looking forward to my first visit
     
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    They had bear on the menu at the place where we ate, but it said they only had it when the hunters got lucky, and they didn't get lucky the week we were there. Instead we had ostrich with deer soup, it was very good.
     
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    Don't believe you! :mad:
     
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    Here's Gargoyle's photo of that meal.
    Ostrich in red wine sauce with a side of mushrooms in filo dough, with deer meat soup.

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    Evil you! :( :p
     
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    I hope to have some ostrich this weekend.
     
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