Monday, August 24, 2009

Worshipping in Tallin


I've been lucky enough to go to Tallin, the charming capital of Estonia, a couple of times. The old part is quite small, and very walkable, and it has a surprisingly Germanic feel. One thing that surprised me was how many beautiful places of worship were built in such a tiny space, all happily contributing to the city's life and landscape. Here are two of my favorites.

4 comments:

James said...

You are very fortunate indeed. I would love to go there. These are wonderful photos.

ProdigalWife said...

Thank you very much. Yes, I have been fortunate in that I've been able to indulge my wanderlust! And hopefully next year...

Emm said...

The top one is my favourite. It is really pretty! What religion was that?

ProdigalWife said...

Hi Emm! Just found your comment, so sorry! That is, I believe, the Russian Orthodox Church; they have beautiful onion domes, though they're more often blue-and-gold, the green seems a bit unusual to me.
Frances