Sunday, 8 February 2015

334 Tallinn centre and around 2005-2014, part 1 of 6

I will post several photos of different buildings and street views in the centre of Tallinn and surrounding areas. Many of them are not blocks but just buildings that I've enjoyed during the years. Higher buildings will also appear in this series. Post nr. 319 has some more photos of the centre.

Admirali maja
10.12.05
It looks very nice.





22.07.12
Seen from one of the walls of Old Town over other buildings.

Hotel Kungla
27.01.07
Nice house but ruined with the colours. Built in 1960's or 1970's, demolished last year I think. New hotel is currently being built there.


22.06.12

Kaupmehe street
08.06.07
I was astonished when I was walking around in the centre and found this street. The houses, both old and new looked so cool that I felt that I'm not in Tallinn, but rather in Sweden or Denmark.







Kosmos cinema
Very nice example of 1960's architecture. I've seen one movie in there. Before it was built, there was a street (Vaestepatuste ("Poor-sinners") I think) from Pärnu road to Liivalaia street, which was bombed down in the war, after that the flat area was used for trams to turn around or something like that (in a triangle of rails). It has been recently renovated and "upgraded" to imax.
24.02.06

27.04.06

15.02.07

11.03.08

Liivalaia 29
Nice unique example of a "block" right next to hotel Olümpia.
10.06.06



01.05.09


23.06.09

Metro Plaza
This house was department store about 100 years ago, and is that again. It was abandoned for many years. Then finally the walls were conservated and new house was built behind it. This house has nice colourful lights around which "move around", especially in the dark. There's been even a contest for artists to create visual effects for this house. I find the original house should have been rebuilt as it was because architecturally, both are nice but not in this way, being melted together.
29.12.07

07.06.08

11.04.09

01.05.12

Nordic Hotel Forum
Right next to the previous house is a new building.
11.04.09

That looks really nice.


Rävala pst. 19
This is one of the stars of Tallinn! For me, one of the nicest buildings. It is located along Allika street. I think tourists usually won't see this because it's kind of hidden. Only if they wander around enough and peek into small streets, they would see it.
24.03.06


01.07.06







That's the other side of Allika street...

16.12.06
Music Academy is seen in the left.


Rotermann quarter
This place is certainly worth more pictures, but I didn't find any. An old industrial complex of buildings has been renovated and brand new buildings have been built there, each one different.
30.06.07


07.06.08

01.05.09

11.05.13

Port
There are plans to fill this area with new buildings. Now it is still somewhat shocking to arrive to Tallinn by a ship and see this flat area as first impression of Tallinn.
29.09.06

25.08.07






31.05.08

Another beauty of Tallinn, house in Lootsi street.


Solaris center
A nice house from 1980's was brought down to build this one. Only little part remained, seen in the left with the name of the former house, Sakala keskus. I don't have good photos of the new centre itself.
15.12.07




17.06.10
In the right.

03.05.14
Seen from the roof of Radisson Blu hotel.


Tartu road 29
Nice unique house.
10.06.06


08.10.06
Right after the reconstruction of Tartu road.

21.03.08



12.04.08

New house at Tartu road
I don't know its exact address.
22.04.12
Through bus window.


29.08.14


Välisministeerium (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
One of the modern buildings from 1960's.
24.02.06


08.06.07


03.05.14

Centre and port from airplane
18.10.14
Big radial streets are seen here: Narva road, Gonsiori street, Tartu road. Below is the reconstructed Järvevana way.


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