Thursday, May 18, 2006


Tallinn seems to have been built of grey limestone, paekivi, they call it here. It is not a very dense stone (not too hot on geologiy, but I think it's quite porous and, with Estonian wetness and winters, suffers from freeze-fracture) and many old buildings have crumbling walls. Obviously too, perhaps, it depends on age. This one probably dates back about 100 years, and so is in reasonably good repair. I like the marrying of modern around the old. Or, rather, the rather boring modern structure is redeemed by the old. Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

Blogger Estonia in World Media (Rus) said...

looks like these genetically modified tomatoes

May 18, 2006 4:23 pm  
Blogger Louz said...

Nice photo. I like the way the old building goes with the new too.

May 20, 2006 5:40 am  
Blogger perle de rosée said...

Is it not possible to make the old buildings more stabil to preserve them of the crumbling down. It would be wrong to loose the old buildings.

May 26, 2006 11:30 pm  

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