Tallinn, 2004


When Peter the Great conquered Estonia, he had a chateau built to the East of Tallinn.
Kadriorg Palace
It has very French gardens
Kadriorg Gardens
As well as a collection of porecelain stoves.
Kadriorg Stove
Here is a detail from another one, where one can see how delicately the tiles are painted.
Kadriorg Palace, Stove Detail
The museum contains quite a lot of Dutch and Dutch-inspired painting.  Here is an example:
Kadriorg, Idealised picture of peasant life
The park area around the palace became a chic suburb.
Kadriorg Park, Villa
And pastel coloured embassies (this is the Chinese)
Kadriorg, Chinese Embassy

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