Monday, June 24, 2013

St. Olaf's Church In Tallinn

St. Olaf’s Church or St. Olav's Church (EstonianOleviste kirik) in TallinnEstonia, is believed to have been built in the 12th century and to have been the centre for old Tallinn's Scandinavian community before Denmark conquered Tallinn in 1219. Its dedication relates to King Olaf II of Norway (a.k.a. Saint Olaf, 995-1030). The first known written records referring to the church date back to 1267, and it was extensively rebuilt during the 14th century.

                                              Viiew from St. Olaf's Church (60m high)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hotel VIRU In Tallinn

The Russalka Memorial In Tallinn

    The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost their lives on the Russian navy vessel of the same name. It is situated just opposite Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The sculpture, created by Amandus Adamson in 1902, was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts an angel pointing an Orthodox cross in the direction of the sunken ship. 
Did you know...? *During the Soviet era the Orthodox cross was removed from the statue, which simply indicated the direction of the Russalka with its now empty hand