Sonntag, 18. Mai 2008

Tallinn - Modern and Old Side by Side

Tallinn is known for its Old Town which is UNESCO World Heritage since 1997. The origins of the Baltic Sea metropolis date back to the 13th century, when a castle was built there by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. But there is also the new and modern Tallinn that exists next to the ancient. It's an interesting combination that constitutes the charme and beauty of the Estonian capital.

Sonntag, 11. Mai 2008

Impressions from Kuressaare

Kuressaare is the capital of Saare County (island of Saaremaa). The town has approx. 15,000 inhabitants, and it is a popular Estonian sea side resort. It's a very cute town indeed - I hope, the pictures below will give the right impression.

Kuressaare castle.

The walls of Kuressaare castle.

In the streets of Kuressaare.

The townhall.