LAHORE, PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: MINAR-E-PAKISTAN 1947

Minar E Pakistan مینارِ پاکستان, “Tower of Pakistan” was built between 1960 and 1968 on the site where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution (which was later called the Pakistan Resolution) on 23 March 1940 – the first official call for a separate and independent homeland for the Muslims of British India, as espoused by the two-nation theory. The resolution eventually helped lead to the emergence of an independent Pakistani state in 1947.

The tower is located in the middle of an urban park, called the Greater Iqbal Park.

The tower reflects a blend of Mughal/Islamic and modern architecture.

The tower base is shaped like a flower. The area surrounding the monument is covered with parks and flowers. The location is often used for political and religious events. It is also known as the “Liberty Tower of Pakistan”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minar-e-Pakistan

30july22

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: OLD & NEW

Georg Stude Villa
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Poska 53. a cultural monument. This house was completed in the late 1880s according to the project of the well-known bakery market, Georg Stude.
𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢’𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘝𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘒ü𝘯𝘯𝘢𝘱𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘬.
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𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘯, 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 🇪🇪
55 Narva Mnt
Est. 1928

1apr22 Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: OLD & BEAUTIFUL

first mentioned in 1414. a merchant’s house built with an adjoining gatehouse. Pikk 51.
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Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
2apr22
Est. 2nd half of the 15th century
Pikk 53/55
apparently very well-preserved, not many changes since it’s inception
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Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: THE LITTLE RED HOUSE…

This house was the headquarters of the famous Estonian literary group Siuru, which was active in the last century. August Gailit, Artur Adson, Marie Under, Johannes Semper, Friedebert Tuglas, Henrik Visnapuu are probably the best known members.
34 Pikk St
Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
2apr22
Building Pikk 17 was built in 1407–1417 as the building of the Tallinn Great Guild.
Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
On the corner of Pikk 45 Vaimu Street. Dates back to the 14th century, a two-storey medieval residential building with a high pitched roof and a small courtyard. The building is first mentioned in 1380.
Old Town
Design Shop Oma Asi.
“The Little Red House”
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The works of over 60 Estonian designers can be found in the smallest house in Tallinn Old Town, built in 1656.
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TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: KADRIORG PARK

Kadriorg Park
Around 1718, Peter the Great had plans for a huge estate here.
He died in 1925, so park people took over and it slowly developed into what you see now, last addition in 2011 was a Japanese garden.
I didn’t intentionally show up here. I missed the turnoff to Tallinna Linnahall miles back, so I just kind of discovered this. 🤫 Don’t tell anybody. I’d like to keep it all to myself. Me and the Tsar’s Ghost…
The last two pics are of Jaan Poska: He was mayor of Tallinn during 1913–1917. He supported reforms like healthcare and the founding of two schools. In April 1917, he became governor of the Autonomous Governorate of Estonia. When he died in 1920, 20,000 Estonians attended his funeral. So, he was a beloved guy.
1apr22
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: TALLINNA LINNAHALL

Tallinna Linnahall
One of the best examples of Estonian Soviet-era architecture
built 1980 to be a ⛵️ regatta venue for the Moscow Olympics
Fell into disrepair and closed in 2009.
Overlooks the bay / Gulf of Finland 🇫🇮
has the only public 🚁 helipad in Estonia 🇪🇪
Tallinn
1apr22

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: HOUSE OF DOSTOEVSKY

“Between 1830 and 1840, Mikhail Dostoyevsky lived in Uus Street in the old part of Tallinn, being employed at the Reval Engineer Commando. His brother, the superb Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, frequently visited Tallinn at that time.”
Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
13mar22

TALLINN, ESTONIA 🇪🇪 STREET ART: FRIEDRICH REINHOLD KREUTZWALD by ROBOT MURALIST

Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald. Estonian writer considered to be the father of national literature for the country. He is the author of the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg.
🧑‍🎨 🤖: Robot Muralist, who is actually two robots named Leonardo and Albert. Leonardo is a hand robot, and Albert can climb on the wall himself to create something new and beautiful. The mural was completed in 2020.
🏙: Telliskivi, Tallinn, Estonia 🇪🇪
12mar22

TAPA, ESTONIA 🇪🇪: TAPA RAILWAY STATION

The station, which was built in 1870, is one of the oldest in Estonia. A cultural monument.

4feb22. Tapa, Estonia 🇪🇪