Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tallinn, Estonia: Toompea Castle

Most national legislative bodies work in impressive buildings. Estonia's group works in a castle.

This is the Toompea Castle, which would be called, no doubt, the Pink Palace in a place like Las Vegas. It's up on top of a hill in Tallinn, an excellent spot in the Old Town.

The castle was built in 1770 and has been adapted for various uses by Estonia's leaders over the years. It's last major remodeling was in 1922. There are tours available, and visitors can go in and watch this branch of government hard at work.

I've read that this is the only Expressionist Parliament building in the world. That probably has architecture students booking flights to Tallinn as we speak.

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