A collection of towers and spires, taken in Stockholm in August
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Frankfurt’s tv tower shortly before nightfall, April 28. At 337.5 metres (1,107.3 ft) the “Europaturm” (Europe tower), as it is officially called, is Germany’s second highest tv tower.
The keep of Friedberg castle, built in the 14th century, is visible in the hazy background behind blooming cherry trees near the village of Ockstadt, some 20 kms (12 mls) north of Frankfurt, April 6.
A five-picture combo shows Frankfurt’s university tower coming down in a blast, Feb.2.. 950 kilograms of explosives were needed to reduce the building to dust.
Frankfurt’s 116-meter university tower comes down in a blast, Feb.2. The tower was built in 1972 and demolished 42 years later using some 950 kilograms of explosives. It was one of the biggest such operations in Europe.
Frankfurt’s TV tower on a cloudy and rainy day, Dec. 26.
Frankfurt’s Fair Tower (Messeturm), seen through the branches of a tree (and from my balcony :-)) at sunset, Nov.11. Between 1991 and 1997, the 256 meter-high (840 ft) tower was the highest office building in Europe, which now I believe is the Mercury City Tower in Moscow (338 meters, 1110 ft).
Church for Sale
The Matthäuskirche (St. Mattews Church) among highrise buildings in Frankfurt, Aug.30. The building has been up for demolition and sale in a disputed decision by church authorities since 2002, but no investor has been found since. Latest plans see the church not pulled down but integrated in a new complex of buildings.
At the Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, July 18. Ancient myth has it that this is the site of the Avalon of Arthurian legend.