Travel Photo of the Day 06-19-2013

And the Danish were here too….building Churches. And I have to say this is a gorgeous one, having been lucky enough like this blogger, to visit it first hand.

Polit-onomics & Travel

Toomkirik: its full name is Tallinna Neitsi Maarja Piiskoplik Toomkirik. In  English it means “The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin.” It is also known as the Dome Church. It is located on Toompea Hill in the lower town (old town) section in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally the church was established by the Danish in the 13th century. It is a textbook example of simple Northern European Gothic architecture. It is the oldest church in Tallinn and mainland Estonia. It was originally a Roman Catholic cathedral and then in 1561 it became a Lutheran church. It now belongs to the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Tallinn who is the spiritual leader of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and Chairman of that Church’s governing Synod.

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About Forestwoodfolkart

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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