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Monochrome Madness (18)- Old Tallinn Town

This is my week 18 submission to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

 

These are taken from The Towers Square in Tallinn. All Photos can be enlarged by a click.

Built up from the 13th to 16th centuries, when Tallinn – or Reval as it was known then – was a thriving member of the Hanseatic trade league, this enclosed neighbourhood of colourful, gabled houses, half-hidden courtyards and grandiose churches is, quite rightly, the city’s biggest tourist draw. And the fact that it’s all neatly packaged within a mostly intact city wall and dotted with guard towers gives it an extra dose of fairytale charm.

Tallinn Old Town is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

more at Monochrone Madness in a weeks time 😉