Monday, February 7, 2011

ESTONIA ~Saarema~

Here is a lovely card from Estonia...The yellow-golden colors are just fantastic with that beautiful Kuressaare castle on the backgrond

Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia located in the Baltic Sea. The capital of the island is Kuressaare, which has about 15,000 inhabitants; the whole island has over 39,000 inhabitants.Kuressaare Episcopal Castle is unique in being the only intact medieval fortress in the Baltic countries. The late Gothic dolomite was built of local dolomite with the purpose to house the bishop when he was visiting Kuressaare from mainland Haapsalu. The building is a convent-type castle with a square main plan around an inner courtyard, and the oldest part, the Tower of Tall Hermann, is thought to date back to 1260.

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