I hope you all had a very good Christmas and wish you well for the New Year. This is the last “Where in the World…” of 2016. However there are more lined up for 2017, some of them with prizes. I would like to thanks all who took part during the past year and those who spread the word by tweeting and retweeting tho there followers.
The snow distorted scene from Where in the World (224) is a walled city. That fact narrows it down considerably as there are very few preserved walled cities and even fewer in latitudes here it snows. The Old Town of this city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the World’s best preserved Medieval walled city.
The tall spire belongs to the Church of St Olaf, considered to be the world’s tallest structure between 1549 when the spire of Lincoln Cathedral collapsed and 1625 when it was surpassed by a church in Stralsund, Germany. The city where you can see both the well preserved walls and a church dedicated St Olaf is Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
Judging by the incorrect answers over the weeks this city is often mistaken for others. This city appears in the incorrect answers more than any other single city. The distorted image is not the most iconic view of the city but is nevertheless quite commonly seen in brochures and guidebooks.
You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW225. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu bar above.
Please use the hashtag #WITW225. It makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; your answer is less likely to be overlooked. Good luck.