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A Winter's evening in Tallinn's main square, Raekoja Plats. By now the temperature had plummeted from a warm -20 degrees to a somewhat chilly -30! The camera didn't like it much, and decided it wanted to go home just after this image was made, but I put it under my jacket for a while and it was OK for a bit longer.

Many of the winding cobbled streets in Tallinn lead on to the Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square), which is dominated by the imposing facade of the Raekoda (Town Hall). The building was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries and is the only surviving late Gothic town hall in Northern Europe. Its soaring steeple bears a 16th-century weather vane portraying the medieval warrior, 'Old Thomas', guardian of the city.

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