Taylors in Finland

The Grand Adventure

Mary Ann's Fulbright Exchange to Oulu, Finland
August 2001 - June 2002

Photo Album

Tallinn, Estonia Weekend
06-09 December 2001



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Tallinn Passport Control was a forty-five minute process.  (1853)

Viru Gate dates from the 15th Century.  (1855)

Viru Street, looking west towards Town Hall. (1856)

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Viru Street, looking east back towards Viru Gate. Yes, that is a McDonalds on the corner.  Beyond the gate are eight to ten flower shops in a row.
(1857)

Tallinn's Town Hall Square.  This year is the first they were having a Christmas festival in the square. That's Mary Ann, with the backpack, just in front of me.  (1863)

Looking south from Town Hall Square on Küllassepa. (1865)

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Tallinn's Town Hall Square.  (1866)

Blacksmith booth in Town Hall Square.  Nails, bottle openers, corkscrews, hinges and hardware.  (1868)

St. Nicholas Church, from the 13th century, is now a museum and concert venue. (1871)

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A view of the southern wall of Old Town with the Alexander Nevski Cathedral in the distance, behind the trees. (1873)

Southern wall of Old Town and one of the 26 remaining towers.  St. Nicholas Church in the distance. (1875)

Weapons in the tower which was the tallest in Tallinn.  The hole in the floor was used to hoist supplies between floors.  (1876)

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View north from Kiek in de Kök Tower's top floor.  In the distance are some of the ferries and the Gulf of Finland.  (1881)

Another view, including St. Nicholas Cathedral. (1884)

Glass art?  New designer in town?  No, it's ice on the inside of the outer pane.  There is a hole on the inner pane. (1885)

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A night view of the streets in Old Town by the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. (1896)

Night view of Church of the Holy Ghost from the 13th century. (1903)

St. Nicholas Cathedral from the north, looking from an overview we visited during our Friday morning tour. (1909)

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Toompea Castle, now the seat of Estonian government. (1912)

Alexander Nevski Cathedral from the 18th century.  It remained in use during the Soviet "occupation". (1913)

The Christmas Festival in Town Hall  Square included a fashion show.  Tallinn is not wasting any time "catching up". (1917)

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The Town Square Friday evening. (1921)

Great Coast Gate, 16th century, was once only 300 meters from the sea.  Note the coat of arms over the gate.  Fat Margaret Cannon Tower is to the left. (1933)

Three Sisters, 15th century, are typical dwelling house/warehouse combinations. (1935)

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View south along Pikk. (1939)

West city gate and one of 26 remaining towers. The entrance to the wall walk is the peaked door to the left of the gate. (1941)

More of the wall and some towers. (1944)

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A part of Helsinki harbor is beginning to freeze. We were walking to the Fulbright Christmas Party. (1954)

Our hostel room in Helsinki. (1988)

The Helsinki train station at 0900.  (1993)

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This bank is getting ready for the Euro conversion, effective 01 Jan 2002. (1994)

Helsinki train station shop area. (1995)

Our train to Oulu awaits us on track 7. (1997)


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