During the 1980 Olympics at Moscow, which was boycotted by most western states because of the Soviet Union's recent invasion in Afghanistan, the sailing competitions were held at this marina in the baltic city of Tallinn, now (again) capital of indepedent Estonia.
The Estonian Parliament is housed in the Toompea Castle.It is one of Estonia’s oldest and grandest architectural groupings. Built in the 13th to the 14th centuries, the castle is situated on the steep limestone coast, 50 meters above sea level. It is one of the most potent symbols of reigning power, conquered over the centuries by various nations
Tallinn Zoo has one of the most exciting collections in Scandinavia.Established in 1939, the zoo is home to over 5,400 animals, representing nearly 350 species. The zoo has many rare creatures from temperate and Arctic zones, as well as animals from more exotic climes
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn’s largest and grandest cupola cathedral.
The large, richly decorated Orthodox church, in mixed historicist style, was built on Toompea Hill in 1900, when Estonia was part of the Russian tsarist empire. The architect of the church was Mikhail Preobrazhenski from St. Petersburg. The church is dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod, Alexander Yaro...
The St.Nicholas Church - currently an interesting museum and concert venue - has three of the four most important Medieval works of art in Estonia on display. The impressive 13th-century church houses a concert hall as well as museum dedicated to church art.
The M/S Estonia was a Roll-On Roll-Off car and passenger ferry built in 1979 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The M/S Estonia sank on September 28, 1994 at about 00:55 to 01:50 (UTC+2) en route from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden. Out of the total 989 people on the ship only 137 were saved. The direct cause of the accident was the failure of locks on the bow vi...
Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. She was launched in San Francisco, California in 1892. She is similar to many early steel warships built in Philadelphia for the US Navy.
On May 1, 1898, Olympia devastated a Spanish
fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines, beginning
the Spanish-American War. Olympia helped
catapult the United States into ...
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