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Of turrets and towers

by Nicky Gardner

Picture above: Towers that symbolise the power of finance and commerce at Canary Wharf in London (photo by hidden europe).


From radio towers in Moscow, to the ancient pigeon towers of Isfahan, towers are things to be celebrated and explored. We look at some of Europe's finest, and take a close look at towers along the route of the Great Western Railway from London to Penzance.

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