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Haapsalu, crossing of Wiedemanni and Ehte street
Estonia

Old town of Haapsalu consist mainly of small wooden buildings. Next to wood, limestone was the next favorite building material. Base structures of the older buildings are often built of limestone, but there are many buildings completly built from limestone. The smallest house on this photo is one of the oldest houses of Haapsalu - walls built from wood, base structure and mantle chimney from limestone.

Copyright: Kristo Rihm
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7942x3971
Taken: 14/12/2011
Chargée: 30/12/2011
Mis à jour: 25/03/2015
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Tags: haapsalu; old town; ehte street; wiedemanni street; night; eavning; small houses; mantle chimney; cottage
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