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Theme for September 2019 is Towers
In the Travel Stack Exchange chat we came to the following wording:

Any natural or human-made structure that rises beyond 100 feet (30 meters) and should be taller than it is wide or a tower in the more traditional sense like a church tower, a part of a temple or castle or some such regardless of actual height.

  • As usual, one photo per post.
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  • The photo has to be taken by the person who posted it, or by a travel partner (needs to be named.)
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  • Photos can be posted in the whole month of September, we use UTC, just as the site. The winner will be announced if there is no tie at the end of the month, and the voting period may extend beyond the month.

  • If you want to have a say in the upcoming themes, add it to the list here and/or come to the chat which is mentioned above.

Kuba has won the bragging rights for the Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran, Iran photo.

Tor-Einar Jarnbjo won the virtual prize for the photo of the Duga-1 receiver station near Chornobyl, Ukraine.

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Freedom Tower

Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran, Iran. Sony Alpha a5100, April 2016

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    argh, naerly put my photos of this tower up! Your shot is way better. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Sep 4 at 0:27
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    You have the bragging rights, most upvoted photo during the competition month. – Willeke Oct 7 at 19:57
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A look up through the overgrown antenna tower of the Duga-1 receiver station near Chornobyl, Ukraine. August 9th, 2019.

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    My head wants this rotated, just because of the blue on the left and the green on the right. I know it doesn't need to be, but I still find myself tilting my head 🤦‍♂ – Midavalo Sep 11 at 3:08
  • @Midavalo Believe me, the image is the right way around and the structure is even more confusing when standing there. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Sep 11 at 10:09
  • You get the virtual prize. The right to make a map of this tower, it needs one. Of course, as usual, no travel money nor even drawing equipment provided. (Nor official permission if needed.) – Willeke Oct 7 at 19:58
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Photo of a slender white tower seen over forest

Montjuïc Communications Tower, taken from a tour bus, 18 March 2013.
Barcelona, the tower is in the Olympic park.

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The towers and (towering) spires of Gdansk, Polandenter image description here

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Wat Arun Ratchavararam, Bangkok - Temple of Dawn. April 2017, Nexus 6P.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, 03 Oct 2018. Nexus 6P. I have this photo on my wall at home :D

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enter image description here A lighthouse (not sure) by the Bodensee in Konstanz. You can see the Alps far in the distance. Taken in 21.04.2019.

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shard

A photo of the Shard from the bottom. 25th May, 2019. 306m, 310m to tip.

  • I love the camera angle! – Willeke Sep 1 at 17:17
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Photo taken on the Klínovec Peak in Czech Republic

2 February 2019

Klínovec

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Minaret towers in Khiva, Uzbekistan. Nikon D40, July 2011.

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enter image description here Medieval Torre dei Lamberti seen from Piazza dei Signori, also known as Piazza Dante, in Verona, Italy. Photo taken by my husband on 19th August 2019.

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Sudirman CBD towers at dusk, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2019.

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How could we not include the Eiffel? :) Taken in 2006.

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The Tower at the end of the Experience Treetop walk in Bad Wilbad, Germany

29 September 2018

Tower in Black Forest

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enter image description here I'm not sure exactly what that tower is but I was standing in front of Christianborg in Kopenhagen when I took the picture. The date is 12.08.2019.

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    That’s the tower of St. Nikolaj’s church, at Nikolaj Plads. It’s no longer in use as a church. There’s an art gallery, but the reason I recognised it is that there is also a very nice restaurant in the building - where my wife and I held our post-wedding celebrations last month 🎉 – Chris H Sep 1 at 7:32
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    Thanks for the info, and congratulations on your wedding. – undefined Sep 1 at 9:19
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european central bank

Seat of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany. 4th August 2017. 185m roof and 201m antenna.

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CN Tower, Toronto, June 2016

CN Tower, Toronto

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Leaning Tower of Pisa July, 2018.

Leaning tower of Pisa

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California Tower in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Photo taken March 1, 2018

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enter image description here Tivoli Gardens, Kopenhagen. Taken in 14.08.2019.

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Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Myanmar 2012

Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar 2012

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The Czech version of the Eiffel Tower - The Petřín Lookout Tower in Prague

3 September 2019

Petřín Lookout Tower

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Český Krumlov Castle, Czech Republic. May 5th, 2019.

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Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, NV. Photo taken by my wife as we drove through on June 28, 2018.

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Faro Tijuana, Playas de Tijuana, BC Mexico

Photo taken May 17, 2018.

OK so the tower is only 22m so not quite within the rules, but the focal point of the lighthouse is actually at 40m due to the land rising quickly from the beach.

On the right behind the lighthouse is the old Tijuana bullring, and behind me (not in the photo) is the border fence between Tijuana and San Diego.

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    It looks like a <s>duck</s> tower, it quacks like one, it waggles like one, it is a <s>duck</s> tower. – Willeke Sep 9 at 21:22
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nelsons column

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. Taking during a light show. 20th January 2018. 52m.

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Hallgrímskirkja
This photo is taken of the tower of the Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavic over the length of the church.

Photo taken 27 September 2014, one of many on that trip where my hotel could most easily be reached from many points in town passing the church.

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Picture taken from LX181 Bangkok to Zurich in December of 2018. In the centre you can see the traffic control tower at Suvarnabhumi Airport. At 132 metres, it's the second tallest air traffic control tower in the world.

In the background you can see a lot of the high-rise of Bangkok.

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Tower

Communications tower, near St. Paul, Minnesota. Taken on a walk in William O'Brien State Park. Taken on September 28, 2019.

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