A group of Russian bloggers traveled to Europe from Sweden to Portugal and visited many sights starting from the Cologne Cathedral to the Sagrada Familia and the Notre Dame de Paris.
The great masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi – the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, one of the most unusual structures in the world. But we are not going to observe it as ordinary tourists, of course, because our bloggers came there to climb on top of the masterpiece.
It’s hard to convey how beautiful and spacious it is from inside. This place is already enough to come back to Barcelona one more time.
One of the eight towers of the Cathedral.
The Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous long-term constructions. It has been built since 1882 and up to now, and it’s going to be finished before 2026. By the decision of the initiators of the project it has been fully financed by parishioners which is the main reason why the construction lasts so long.
The bloggers got onto one of the crane arms with height of more than 170 meters. The impossible turned out to be possible for them.
From this crane all the city can be observed. The wind swings the crane and turn it for 90 degrees!
They felt giddy being there.
Reading Twitter sitting on the crane of the Sagrada Familia.
On the 150m spire of the Cologne Cathedral.
Stockholm is a wonderful, clean, pleasant city but absolutely unineteresting for roofers! The most interesting places have viewing platforms open for everyone for 5-10 euros.
The view from the city embankment is not much different from the same view from the height…
So it made sense to come down to the subway of Stockholm – so unusual and bright.
There are a lot of cameras and means of protection against penetration in the subway but our bloggers managed to go further than others do.
Warsaw had more interesting places for the roofers. One of them is a 150 m skyscraper still being built. It presented the centre of the city in the best way.
After invasion of German troops to Warsaw in 1939 the Old City of Warsaw was almost fully destroyed. But it was thoroughly reconstructed after the war. Where possible they used original bricks of the ruined houses.
The bridge over the Vistula river.
One of the coolest objects in Warsaw is the Palace of Science and Culture – Stalin’s high-rise building presented to Poland by the USSR. Our roofers could not climb higher than the viewing platform though – the spire on top serves as an antennamitter that could easily grill the guys. Besides, the building is full of cameras and has signaling.
Soon they came to beautiful Prague full of tourists. Each high building of the city also has a viewing platform. And you don’t have to do something illegally to observe all the beauty from height.
The Government houses and St. Vitus Cathedral.
It’s where the guys were caught by police…
They had to pay the fine for “breach of the peace”.
Frankfurt-am-Main promised to be interesting for the guys. This city has two highest buildings in Europe (Commerzbank and Frankfurt Fair) and many other skyscrapers.
But all high buildings turned out to be banks and it was almost impossible to get inside (roofs are not even mentioned)…
By the way, it’s the most criminal city of Germany.
The place the guys wanted to visit in Cologne was the main cathedral of the Cologne Archdiocese built in two periods – 1248-1437 and 1842-1880. When the construction was completed it became the highest building of the world – 157 m (only third today).
Penetration was less risky at night.
It was one of the most interesting places visited during the whole journey.
The dome and the elevator.
Like in “Star Trek”.
The very top of the Cathedral.
Another dream came true..
Bagger 288 in the suburbs of Cologne and fantastic landscapes around.
Such windmill is 170 meters high.
The open pit with that very Bagger. You surely see the excavator on the picture but can you see a yellow truck?
In Paris. This city attracted the guys to stay for a whole week.
Sacre-Coeur basilica on Montmartre.
Eiffel tower brings the best views of the French capital.
The Seine river.
On the viewing platform of the Montparnasse Tower.
Do you see the high crane in the background? It’s where the guys headed next.
On the highest crane of Paris.
Business centre of the city – La Défense.
The most popular view from the Notre Dame de Paris.
Notre Dame de Paris at night.
When they came back down.
The city subway.
Abandoned station Saint–Martin. It was closed in 1939 before WWII. Every winter it turns into a shelter for homeless people. The ads are dated the 1930s.
Barcelona again. In pants on the skyscraper of Benidrom, 50-storey height.
Night Benidorm. Shops work 24/7.
At 10 a.m. it already becomes incredibly hot! 40C!
All roofs of Benidrom turned out to be open.
The Strait of Gibraltar and Morocco on the horizon.
The Atlantic Ocean.
Cabo da Roca in Portugal – is the most westerly point of Europe.
Suspension bridge “April 25” in Lisbon. A wonderful view of the huge statue of Jesus can be observed from there.
Airport of Lisbon.
Porto was the final destination. It has interesting architecture, narrow streetsб fishing huts, wonderful squares and original arched bridges. The city is almost 900 years old.