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The World's Biggest Lamp Post

The World's Biggest Lamp Post

During sightseeing tours with my clients, Tania and Jed Lezak, I learned from Tania, , who specializes in wedding photography, one technique of photo shooting to get sun flare in deep contrast with surrounding objects. Walking and shooting together I tried to apply this new technique right on the spot.
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Ostankino TV tower was built in Moscow in 1967. The total height of this tower is 535 meters and it is one of the tallest free-standing buildings in the World.

This tower held out against several fires, one of the biggest was on August 27, 2000, when the big fire broke out at the Ostankino TV tower, 460 meters above the ground. Three people, including a fire-fighter, died in the blaze. The official cause of the fire was a short circuit. The fire destroyed 149 metal cables that hold the tower in place and four lifts. All major television channels stopped beaming in Moscow and the Moscow region.

The latest fire was on May 25, 2007, when the fire at a height of 342 meter was caused by negligence during welding, which ignited heat insulation intended for repair work and covered an area of about two square meters.

The tower was put on the list of Russian national strategic enterprises in 2006.

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
Buildings of Moscow City
Last Edited: September 2nd, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-08-13 at 14:40:26

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No photo available Kelly Sample
From: Canada
Date: 2008-10-13 19:18:02

Hi Arthur, we made it safely to Riga and we are now just on the ferry to Stockholm. Riga is beautiful. With my blackberry I have email so it's great.

I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful trip to Moscow. What an incredible experience. I could not imagine Moscow without you! It was so much more fulfilling. Russian has always fascinated. We hear about your country so much in the news that it was important for me to experience it first hand.

I think in many ways North America and Russia are alike. We have very different histories, but in many ways we live the same in these times of rapid communication, TV and the internet. It is striking that without those tools cultures evolved so differently but with them we have many similarities!

Stay in touch. If you ever come to Canada you have to visit the capital city of Ottawa and I will happily be your guide!

Thank you again,
K