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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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Othelia Langner Othelia Langner
From: South Africa
Date: 2017-11-24 16:16:32

The "Moscow-by-Night" tour that we had with Arthur Lookyanov towards the end of September this year (2017) was an absolutely stunning, jaw-dropping introduction to this marvellous city. It was amazing how much we saw in the three hours with Arthur - from the classical Moscow sights to the evocative WW2 Memorial, the beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the colourful, hyper-modern skyscrapers of the business district. Touring Moscow by night is an absolute "must" for first-time visitors, and if one can arrange to have the knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic Arthur Lookyanov as the tour leader, so much the better!

Ben Langner (South Africa)