Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tallinn, Estonia: Stenbock House

You might call this the entrance to the executive branch of Estonia's government, in a sense. You might also call this a poor picture of the facility, since the large building is best seen from a spot down the hill on the other side. (At least it's a good-looking gate.)

The prime minister works out of this building, and so does the Chancelllery that follows the orders. The land once belonged to Count Jakob Stenbock, which is why it still bears his name almost 200 years after his death. He first put up a building that overlooked Tallinn.

By the way, the building has a plaque that salutes the government leaders who lost their lives during the era of Communist domination. Nice touch.

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