0 Likes

Frigate Shtandart
Tallinn

The frigate Shtandart was the first ship of Russia's Baltic fleet. Her keel was laid on April 24, 1703 at the Olonetsky shipyard near Olonets by the decree of Tsar Peter I and orders issued by commander Aleksandr Menshikov. She was the first flagship of the Imperial Russian Navy and was in service until 1727. 

In 1994 a small group of sailing enthusiasts led by Vladimir Martus started construction of an exact replica of the ship. The "Shtandart Project" launched an exact replica of the frigate on September 4, 1999.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shtandart_(frigate)

View More »

Copyright: Andrew Bodrov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Taken: 15/11/2013
Uploaded: 20/11/2013
Updated: 22/11/2013
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Martin Banks
Uhuru peak - Kilimanjaro
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Twins — Двойняшки
David Rowley
Old Ghan Train
Aleksandr Reznik
2011 05 16 Vatican Gigapixel View From St Peter Basilica Cupola
Stefan Bock
Inside The Tower New Town Hall Hannover
Jens Remus
House on Fire
tipurano
Dunes of Maspalomas
Alexander Adashkevich
Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.
Marek Koszorek
Man-o-War Cove
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Nadvratnay hram
Marcio Cabral
Captain Don's dive point
Mikhail Nagaitsev
Fish day
Andrew Bodrov
The launch of Proton-M rocket with Intelsat 23 satellite
Andrew Bodrov
Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1900)
Andrew Bodrov
Church of St Nicholas (1904)
Andrew Bodrov
Medieval Old Tallinn, Raekoja Plats
Andrew Bodrov
Frigate Shtandart - Livey pirate
Andrew Bodrov
Church of St. Nicholas (1864)
Andrew Bodrov
Church of Kirill and Mefodii
Andrew Bodrov
Oleviste Church Tower
Andrew Bodrov
Korsaar restaurant #5
Andrew Bodrov
Church of the Epiphany (1895)
Andrew Bodrov
Winter in Tallinn
Andrew Bodrov
Office of AS Tallink Grupp
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.