Soviet ruines in Tallinn
We have been wondering, what was hidden under the series of stairs on the bank of the sea just few meters by foot from our apartment ? 🙄🌊
A vast abandoned concert hall overlooking the Baltic Sea, it is a familiar, if not necessarily pleasant, sight to tourists and locals alike. There is no access into the building, but you can walk around the cultural center– and, indeed, on the roof top as well too.
Originally named Vladimir Ilitch Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport, Linnahall was built as a venue to stage sailing events connected with the 22nd Moscow Summer Olympic Games in 1980!! Is that make sense to you?
The maritime task fell on the capital of the Estonian SSR for the simple reason that Moscow, an inland city, had no access to sea.
Among the different spaces that constitute Linnahall are a 3000-seat ice rink and a 4800-seat transforming concert arena, the latter of which was inspired by Greek amphitheaters.
As for the exterior, architects Raine Karp and Riina Altmäe opted for a low design and sloping side walls to have the bridge between the sea and the land and not destroy the landscape of the old town city.
Enjoy with us!!! #linnahall #tallinn
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