Fotos

Photographer's Note

Tallinn (historically known by the German, Swedish and Danish name Reval or the Polish name Rewal, among other names) is the capital and largest city in Estonia. It lies on the northern coast of Estonia on the Gulf of Finland. The city is an important industrial, political and cultural center and seaport.

As an important port for trade between Russia and Scandinavia, it became a target for the expansion of the Teutonic Knights and Kingdom of Denmark during the period of Northern Crusades in the beginning of the 13th century when Christianity was forcibly imposed on the local population. Danish rule of Tallinn and Northern Estonia started in 1219.
In 1285 the city became the northernmost member of the Hanseatic League - a mercantile and military alliance of German-dominated cities in Northern Europe. The Danes sold Tallinn along with their other land possessions in northern Estonia to the Teutonic Knights in 1346. Medieval Tallinn enjoyed a strategic position at the crossroads of trade between Western and Northern Europe and Russia. The city, with a population of 8,000, was very well fortified with city walls and 66 defence towers.

liviu, ChrysK, elendim marcou esta nota como útil

Photo Information
  • Copyright: KIRIL SVRAKOV (KSVRAKOV) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 40] (304)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-30
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/320 segundos
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-28 8:01
  • Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Viewed: 3184
Points: 6
Discussions
Additional Photos by KIRIL SVRAKOV (KSVRAKOV) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 40] (304)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH