Friday, May 20, 2011

Lightning Strikes

Lightning strikes the observation tower on Petřín Hll in Prague early Friday, May 20, 2011. Thankfully, no damage was reported.

The Observation Tower on Petřín Hill is 60 meters high (that's 196.85 feet), which makes it five times smaller than the Eiffel Tower.  Although it's much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, thus the top is actually at a higher altitude than that of the Eiffel Tower.  The tower was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower.