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Estonia

Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union.

Kadriorg Palace (Estonian: Kadrioru loss, German: Schloss Katharinental) is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia. Both the Estonian and the German name for the palace means “Catherine’s valley”.

 

Tallinn: Suurgildi hoone (Great Guild House)   The Suurgild was the guild of the major merchants who dealt with international trade. Their guild house (Suurgildi hoone) at  1407-1417 in a Gothic style.

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