Harjumaa Off The Beaten Path

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Harjumaa Off The Beaten Path

  • Parks, Statues & Memorials

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    My granddaughter went up into this park which was near the Viru Gate and took some photos of some of the statues there. It is a park in Tallinn City Center which has a statue dedicated to a famous Estonian writer Anton H. Tammsaare. The park was established in 1948 on a former bombsite, and was originally called Stalin Square. After Stalin's...

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  • Open Air Museum

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    In Estonian open-air museum (Eesti Vabaohumuuseum) one can enjoy life as it was some centuries ago. There can be seen 12 old village houses and their inhabitants trade and belongings. You can enter the houses to catch that time view. Not mentioning village houses there are also some windmills and a church and school house. In one of houses there’s...

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  • Architecture

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    A narrow street which runs just inside the seaward walls, not over-visited, not on the main tour group paths.....rather run-down in parts, and very atmospheric. And along Laboratooriumi is a teeny-tiny church in a very obviously Medieval building. It's onlt been a church for a few years, being acquired by the Ukrainian-Greek Orthodox Catholic...

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  • Day Trips

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    Traveling to Tallinn in winter you can feel that you want to do something but cold winter Tallinn doesnt offer activies... It is a reason to do a trip to place called Kohtla-Nomme to the Centre of winter sports. Mountain activities offered there are mountain skiing, snowtubing, snowboarding. The ticket, equipment rental is not expensive. Slopes...

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  • Olympic Sailing

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    Rather a nice one, this, set up in honour of the Tallinn Sailing Regatta in the 2002 Olympics. It's called 'Merineid, by Edgar Viies, and is placed to the side of the huge Viru shopping centre. It's on the left as you look at the centre from the Vana-Viru gate. Nothing spectacular really, but its complexity is intriguing.

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  • St. Bridget's

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    Saint Bridget’s nunnery was founded in the 15th century and housed both as monks as nuns. But more than century later it was destroyed by Ivan the terrible leaving from the building only some part of the façade and some walls. As it was said the stones from it were used in all Estonia. There is also legend that there is secret underground way from...

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  • Song Grounds

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    One of the stops on the city bus tour was the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. The primary purpose of the Grounds is as a place for song festivals, concerts, exhibitions and other cultural and sports events. The Grounds have also been the location for concerts of international music stars such as Bryan Adams and Metallica. For Estonians, the Song...

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  • Kadriorg

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    The angel gazing out to sea on top of the tall monument that stands by the Baltic shore at Kadriorg commemorates the the sinking of the Russalka, a Russian military ship that went down in these waters in 1893. It was to be 90 years before the wreck was found, near the coast of Finland,

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  • TV Tower

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    In the lobby at the base of the TV Tower take the time to admire the fine stained glass windows which run the length of the outside wall. Each pane features a snippet of life and work in the socialist state. The lifts from the lobby take you to the observation deck/restaurant at 170m in a very short time (sorry didn't have my stopwatch with me).

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  • Pirita

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    In addition to the beach along the Baltic Sea, the Pirita section of Tallinn has a large path on which you can walk or ride a bike. Since my visit was in late October (not in the summer), the Pirita area was fairly deserted when I was there. I have been told that it is a popular outdoor spot in the summer months.

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  • Museums

    Tallinn Off The Beaten Path

    ....serves a new purpose today, housing the Estonian Art Museum's collection of works by foreign artists. There are some nice works here -but the real star is the palace itself. It's a really beautiful little building - well, little in terms of being a palace. The grace and proportion of the building is just about perfect. The central hall is a...

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