Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Tallinn town-wall and ramparts. Posted by Picasa

2 Comments:

Blogger Louise said...

How old is the city wall? It looks amazing- was it effective at keeping out whoever they wanted kept out?

June 30, 2006 12:09 pm  
Blogger Simon said...

Not that well I think. The Estonians have been conquered and ruled by all but the ancient Assyrians. Joking aside, Tallinn was once one of the richest Hanseatic cities, but probably the greatest defender of the city has always been the cold and wet. Siege seasons were short.

July 01, 2006 12:38 am  

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