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Floating Above Moscow in the Ostankino Tower (Останкинская телебашня)

To see more photos and videos from Moscow’s Ostankino Tower, explore the Останкинская телебашня location page.

Soaring 540 meters (1,772 feet) into the sky above Moscow, Russia, the Ostankino Tower (Останкинская телебашня) provides radio and television signal as well as an astounding view for those who venture to its top.

Completed in 1967 and named after Moscow’s Ostankino district, the tower was the world’s first freestanding structure to top 500 meters. Today, visitors can snap both panoramas of Moscow and the earth 360 meters (1,180 feet) below the tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck.


“ᴴᵉʳᵐᶦᵒᶰᵉ ᶫᵃᵘᶰᶜʰᵉᵈ ʰᵉʳˢᵉᶫᶠ ᶠᵒʳʷᵃʳᵈˢ ᵃᶰᵈ ˢᵗᵃʳᵗᵉᵈ ᵖᵘᶰᶜʰᶦᶰᵍ ᵉᵛᵉʳʸ ᶦᶰᶜʰ ᵒᶠ ʰᶦᵐ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ˢʰᵉ ᶜᵒᵘᶫᵈ ʳᵉᵃᶜʰ⋅
'ᴼᵘᶜʰ — ᵒʷ — ᵍᵉʳʳᵒᶠᶠ﹗ ᵂʰᵃᵗ ᵗʰᵉ — ﹖ ᴴᵉʳᵐᶦᵒᶰᵉ — ᴼᵂ﹗'
“ʸᵒᵘ — ᶜᵒᵐᵖᶫᵉᵗᵉ — ᵃʳˢᵉ — ᴿᵒᶰᵃᶫᵈ — ᵂᵉᵃˢᶫᵉʸ﹗”
ˢʰᵉ ᵖᵘᶰᶜᵗᵘᵃᵗᵉᵈ ᵉᵛᵉʳʸ ʷᵒʳᵈ ʷᶦᵗʰ ᵃ ᵇᶫᵒʷ﹕ ᴿᵒᶰ ᵇᵃᶜᵏᵉᵈ ᵃʷᵃʸ, ˢʰᶦᵉᶫᵈᶦᶰᵍ ʰᶦˢ ʰᵉᵃᵈ ᵃˢ ᴴᵉʳᵐᶦᵒᶰᵉ ᵃᵈᵛᵃᶰᶜᵉᵈ⋅” 


A Bird’s-Eye View: Hang Gliding over Rio de Janeiro

For more photos and videos of hang gliding in São Conrado, explore the Pedra Bonita location page.

Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is known for its breathtaking views and natural beauty, a combination that makes nearby Praia São Conrado one of the world’s premiere hang gliding spots for tourists and locals alike. Hang gliders experience a bird’s-eye view of iconic landmarks such as Pão de Açúcar and the Cristo Redentor statue on Corcovado mountain. The setting allows hang gliders to savor an adrenaline rush while feasting on Rio’s jaw-dropping skyline. A few daredevils have shared their experience through photos and videos on Instagram.

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