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Rakvere, Estonia - 22nd August 2012

By: minnihiiru

Today we decided to look Rakvere's main tourist attractions and also see some nature.As afternoon was not too warm and not too cold either,was perfect to do it.
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We got our way to the oldest street in Rakvere,which is called Pikk tänav(Pikk Street).It was for the main street in Rakvere five centuries,where were bank,shops,restaurants and guesthouses.Nowadays it's famous for it handcraft fair,which is held every year beginning of June,when Rakvere as town celebrates itself  birthday.So in the Pikk Street you find old houses and so on.Some of them are renovated and some not.
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for example these : )
Then we went to Rakvere's Vallimägi,which is popular place in summer,where are held concerts and in winter for sledging as the hill is the biggest in the whole  Rakvere.
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There in far you see the castle and the hills which are green and empty of people are full of smiling happy people who slide down the hill when ground is covered with snow
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our cool company of TVs Jelle,Franz-Ferdinand,me,Bombus and ClaireSquirrel
then we started to get closer to the castle
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The castle was build in middle-age,during the wars it has been destroyed,but it got restored about 10 years ago and it's really popular place to visit around tourists and of course local people do visit too.

For sure if we don't count castle the next tourist main site is scuplture Tarvas(the animal Bos primigenius),which was built for Rakvere's 700.birthday.During last 10 years the sculpture has stood in the highest point of Rakvere.The sculpture is 7.1 m long and 3.5 m  high and weighs 7000 kg.Even Rakvere's local basketball team is called Rakvere Tarvas =P http://www.snap.ee/static/user_thumbs/kiisumari/suvi/t760_P8223355.jpg
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the yellow building is art gallery and also you can see some red roof of the houses

We had really nice hours walking around and seeing more of Rakvere.I hope to see also modern centre city and some more of Rakvere.But hostmum told me that we are gonna move to Finland,because she gonna work there during the autumn and winter.

Write you soon mommy,
Mr.BigBrain

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