Monday, July 27, 2009

The Holy Ghost Church, Tallinn , Estonia




Tallinn became a city in the 13th century, being under Danish rule. The name Tallinn comes from Taani Linn, meaning Danish City. Tallinn became a member of the Hanseatic League at the end of the 13th century, and the city became one of the most important towns in Northern Europe until the mid 16th century, being a strategic trading port town between Western Europe and Russia.

Church of Holy Ghost is the only sacred building from the 14th century in Tallinn that has preserved its original form.
The Church of the Holy Ghost holds an important place in Estonian cultural history.

The stamp is about UNESCO site ~ city hall in Tallinn Old Town



3 comments:

Chris Overstreet said...

What must it be like to walk those Medieval streets in the snow?

Up a bit early, aren't you? :)

LaY hOoN said...

Yes. I used to wake up early to blog. Need to drive to walk early to avoid terrible traffic jam.

Pilland said...

I invite You to visit the Italian-Estonian site "Confini amministrativi-Riigipiirid". A lot of views of borders! Go to http://pillandia.blogspot.com and enjoy Yourself.