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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.
About this picture...

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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Ian Hayles Ian Hayles
From: Australia
Date: 2013-07-12 00:47:30

We were prompted to make plans to visit Moscow this year when our daughter Elizabeth was invited to attend a medical conference in June 2013. Our friends Richard and Stacey Host had visited Moscow in February 2013 and recommended Arthur.
It was the best decision. In three days we saw so much and learnt so much about Russian history and its impact and connections with our own history.
We firstly visited St Petersburg for three days on our own and then travelled to Moscow by the fast train Sapsan. Arthur was there to greet us and immediately took us to Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM Department Store. After a quick lunch we visited the vast Moscow Kremlin with all its fascinating buildings. Arthur explained a lot of things to us and took lots of photos. He then drove us to our hotel and helped us check in.
The next day Arthur took us Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery. Many famous people are buried in the cemetery. Later we went to Sparrow Hills and Victory Park (WWII memorial). The peace and beauty of the convent on a sunny day was special in contrast to sadness of the Victory Park with its Hall of Memory and Sorrows. The Museum and collection of military vehicles (including the famous T34 tank) and aircraft was very interesting.
On Friday we did a Countryside tour to Sergiyev Posad (Russian Jerusalem). It was lovely to be out of the city and to enjoy the country area. We finished off the day by walking round the All-Russia Exhibition centre (VDNKh). Once more Arthur drove us back to hotel.
What a great experience! Thank you Arthur for your Tour Guiding competence, friendly accepting character and great photographs. We highly recommend him.