Interesting Photo of the Day: Lightning Surrounds Ostankino Tower

Moscow based photographer Denis Murin was fortunate enough to have had his camera in tow when he witnessed this striking scene. This image features Russia’s Ostankino Tower, a 540 meter telecommunication center that dwarfs the city’s high rise apartments. Brightly lit, it serves as a sturdy neon beacon in the face of an ominous thunderstorm:

Storm in Moscow. (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Storm in Moscow. (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Murin was able to capture the glowing multicolored lights of Moscow from his perch as well as the bolts of lightning materializing out of the dark purple clouds. Mimicking the streaks of electricity making contact with the earth’s surface, the tall, skinny tower is framed by dim spotlights pointing towards the heavens.

Built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, the structure is open to guests well into the evening hours. You can only imagine the awe inspiring sight unwitting visitors gazing from the building’s observation deck were subjected to once the sky began to erupt!

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