The Medieval Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia > Tallinn

09 April 2012

Tallin was first documented in the 12th century by an Arab cartographer, became a Hanseatic city-state, fell under Swedish rule, then Russian, before Estonia gained independence in 1918. Just before World War II, it was occupied by the Soviets, then the Nazis, to be forced into the USSR. Against all odds, in 1991, Estonia regained independence from the Soviets, together with the other two Baltic states — Latvia and Lithuania.

So on one fine cold day, we find ourselves wandering around Tallinn’s Old Town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — exploring and admiring the fascinating structures dating from 13th century. This slideshow is a documentation of this stroll, please watch in HD 720p for best effect. Thanks!

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