25 July 2014

Churches, statues and dead sailors

tallinn, postcard, mermaid, old town, st. olaf's church, rusalka
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This card shows the beautiful old town of Tallinn, including St. Olaf's Church, erected in the 12th century. On the right, you can see the Russalka Memorial, also called "Mermaid". It commemorates the loss of the Russian warship Rusalka, which sank in a storm on 7. September 1983. 177 seamen died.

postcard, tallinn, town hall, church of the holy ghost, old town
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Here's more of the old town, and this is also where it gets a bit tricky. If I'm not mistaken then the building in the lower part of the postcard is the Town Hall. In the upper part, it can be seen on the very right, if you look closely. The tower in the middle that looks very similar to that of the Town Hall belongs to the Church of the Holy Ghost.

The stamp shows a 1 Euro coin. Estonia adopted the currency on 1. January 2011.

stamp, euro, coin, estonia

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