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Ruins of Pirita Monestary  
   

Ruins of Pirita Monestary

This is the ruins of Pirita Monastery, belonging to the Swedish Briggittine order. This is a ruin but nextdoor there is a working monestary.
A couple of hours in Tallinn

March 30th 2007
I have just come back from a quick visit in Tallinn, Estonia. Strictly this was not a holiday because I was there for a conference. But I had the opportunity to spend a few hours in Tallinn and tried to make the most out of them. I decided on spending the time on visiting two different sights. First Pirita, an area on the coast of the Baltic Sea j ... read more
Europe » Estonia » Tallinn

Estonian Flag After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940, it regained its freedom in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops le... ... read more
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