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Suur, suurem / Big, bigger (10) - St Olaf's church

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Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 25 March 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

St. Olaf’s church in Tallinn, Estonia (at left), is believed to have been built in the 12th century. Around 1500, the building reached a height of 159 meters and with that height was the world's tallest building from 1549 to 1625. Following several rebuildings, its overall height is now 123.7 meters. Tower in the right belongs to Church of the Holy Spirit.

Tallinna Oleviste kirik (vasakul) on arvatavasti ehitatud 12. sajandil. Aastatel 1549 kuni 1625 kandis ta oma 159-meetrise kõrgusega maailma kõrgeima ehitise tiitlit. Sellest kõrgusest on praeguseks järele jäänud 123,7 m. Paremal on Pühavaimu kiriku torn.

Tallinn, Estonia @ July 2009

Canon EOS 500D 1/400 second F/14.0 ISO 1600 17 mm

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Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great rooftop view and that's quite a height for a church!

25 Mar 2011 5:35am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Väga hea vaade ja huvitav info!

25 Mar 2011 7:52am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful point of view on the roofs of this nice town and its 2 churches.

25 Mar 2011 12:12pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Roofscapes say so much about a place . . love how this tells a story.

25 Mar 2011 12:21pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful panoramic view over the red roofs of the old town! i thoroughly enjoyed walking the cobblestoned streets and the walls and viewing the city from the upper town! again, if you are interested, here's the link!

25 Mar 2011 1:09pm

Alun from cheshire,, United Kingdom

Love all the rooftop, great colours, nice one

25 Mar 2011 8:24pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great roof top view and color very nice !!

25 Mar 2011 11:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like the sea of red roofs surrounding those towers. A really nice shot.

29 Mar 2011 2:27am