Tagged With "Baltic"

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Re: December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been wondering about these arches, Mac. Were the purely aesthetic, or is there some function to them that you could discern?
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Re: December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

Mac ·
I think the arches were actually functional, probably bracing the wall of the building on the right against the thicker fortress wall on the left. The tiled tops must be to protect the arch against the effects of the weather eroding the arches. Unusual, in any event.
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Re: Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

Marilyn Jones ·
Wonderful narrative and photos!. You make me want to go to Poland even more now.
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Re: Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for this. Poland really is wonderful and the people are some of the most generous in the world. I spent some time there in the 1980's, and at that time a tourist, could live on a dollar a day, although the government forced tourists to exchange more. Even though it was so cheap for me, my Polish friends insisted on paying and life there for them was expensive.
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Re: Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

DrFumblefinger ·
Great post and photos and a nice introduction to the Baltic region. I look forward to your second post next week on Latvia! I'm coincidentally in Krakow today, and there is a familiarity to the architecture here in this city with what's in your images. Having a nice time. They Polish people are very kind and the country certainly is a travel bargain.
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Re: Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

RugileRar ·
I really love Krakow. Those colourful streets, little squares, amazing castle... Once while backpacking (it was supposed to be walking holidays in Lithuania ) I crossed Krakow and decided to stay there for all that time (10 days), I just went for hiking around, went to Warsaw and understood that Poland is the most amazing place in Europe! Everyone should visit it at least once!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was: #6.5

PortMoresby ·
Wouldn't you know, the mystery within the mystery. And while I'm at it, WE WANT MORE WALLANDER!! In English or otherwise. I kind of liked the original version. Scandinavians do depressed so well.
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Where Gumbo Was: #6.5

PHeymont ·
    See original puzzle HERE. This week's second puzzle, the puzzle set for the TravelGumbo detective squad has a detective story of its own. These buildings are on Apotekesgatan, part of the medieval core of Ystad, Sweden, the...
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Well-aged (340 years) cheese surfaces in Sweden

PHeymont ·
At a naval shipwreck site in the Baltic Sea, researchers have found a tin of what appears to be ancient cheese.
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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 1) Poland

Linguists on the Loose ·
  If you want to escape the crowded cities of Western Europe (and spend less money) head east! Eastern Europe has much to offer backpackers; cheap lodging, with ever more boutique hostels popping up in major cities, low transport costs, great...
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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 2) Riga, Latvia

Linguists on the Loose ·
  Riga was our second destination in the Baltic; we spent a week in Riga in mid-June, arriving the week of the Janus festival celebrations. It was a fantastic week to be in Riga; there were pop-up art and cultural exhibits, concerts and Latvians...
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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 3) Tallinn, Estonia

Linguists on the Loose ·
  Our final Baltic destination was Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. We spent the week wandering around the old town, admiring the medieval architecture, haggling with vendors at the Russian market, wading in the cool clear waters of the Baltic,...
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December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

Mac ·
From his shoebox, Mac pulls another incredible image of Tallinn
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