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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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Erik O'Day Erik O'Day
From: USA
Date: 2010-08-01 09:38:24

In June of 2010, my friends and I had a long layover in Moscow. We were hoping for a brief one day introduction to Moscow, yet Arthur gave us so much more. He was not only a comfortable guide, but incredibly knowledgeable. His knowledge of Russian and world history is incredible. As a history teacher, I was especially impressed with his attention to historic detail. One thing I appreciated was his efficiency considering our time constraints. We viewed the sights at our own pace, yet he seemed to know every trick when it came to getting in and out of a location and moving on to the next. Another aspect of his services that impressed me was his ability to speak excellent English. If we had a question, he had the answer, and there was never a conversation that was lost in translation. Without reservation, I highly recommend Arthur and his guide services. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or concerns you may have.