Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Yesterday i've received 4 cards, 2 of them were officials and this was one of them. It's a card from Tallinn, Estonia with the Kadriorg Palace.

EE-109911, sent by Ella.

Catherinethal ("Catherine's valley") is a Petrine Baroque palace of Catherine I of Russia in Tallinn, Estonia. It was built by Tsar Peter I in the 18th Century for his empress, Catherine. Italian architect Niccolo Michetti was flown in (business class) from Rome especially, to make sure that the Palace was the gleaming red Ferrari of stately homes - with plenty of baroque splendour, stuccoed ceilings and landscaped gardens all round. In the 20th century the Estonian version of the name, Kadriorg, gained currency and came to be applied to the surrounding district.

Today the beautifully red and white adorned palace is home to the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum. A most lovely and splendid garden belonging to the palace is an ideal place to spend many hours to stroll around. Just across the flourishing garden you will find the office building of the Estonian president.

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