Monday, 5 June 2017

Estonia: Tallinn

On Saturday I got three postcards: one from Estonia, one from New Zealand and one from Vietnam.

The card from Estonia shows the Old Town of Tallinn. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland and is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Between the 14th and the 16th century it was a major trade hub, when it was a member of the Hanseatic League. In recent years Tallinn has developed into one of the most digital cities in the World. It is the home to the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the birthplace of many international companies including Skype. Since 1997 is the Old Town of Tallinn on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2011 it was the European Capital of Culture.


The card was signed during the Postcrossing Meet-up in Tallinn.
Stamps:
Definitive (from set of three) (issued 10-01-2013)
500 years Reformation (issued 27-05-2017)
Definitive (from set of three) (issued 18-01-2017)


Thank You very much Jaan!

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