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This is a view from Upper Town toward the Town Wall Towers and the 15th century St. Olav's Gothic Church.

With 1.9km of its original city wall still standing, Tallinn boasts one of Europe's best preserved Medieval fortifications together with 20 defensive towers. In fact, a large part of what gives Old Town its fairytale charm is the system of walls and towers that surrounds it.

St. Olav's Church with 124m (400ft) tall tower was one Europe's tallest. The church was named for the 11th century Norwegian King Olaf II. However there is another similarly named person who is associated with this church-the architect Olev who offered to build the church for free if the people of Tallinn could discover his name.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 1911] (8056)
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