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Medieval tower, St. Olavs Church

Medieval tower, St. Olav's Church

This 124 meter (407 feet) spire is one of Tallinn's landmarks. It used to be taller -- the tallest building in the world -- at 159 meters (522 feet), but was struck by lightning in 1625 and burnt down. The church was hit by lightning and burnt down six times between then and 1820.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/320s f/11.0 at 50.0mm iso200 full exif

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Stephanie16-Jul-2012 16:34
I wonder why lightening keeps striking here? V
Tom LeRoy16-Jul-2012 09:35
Superb frame and shot of this beautiful tower and church. Amazing history ! V
John Reynolds11-Jul-2012 19:05
Beautiful spires. V.
MarcViskens11-Jul-2012 18:55
beautiful composed
joseantonio11-Jul-2012 18:54
Lovely composition and framing