Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate


My idea of ornate from atop the Euromast Tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 🙂

Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate.



Photo and text courtesy of Wikipedia

Euromast is an observation tower in RotterdamNetherlands, designed by Hugh Maaskant constructed between 1958 and 1960. It was specially built for the 1960 Floriade, and is a listed monument since 2010.[5] The tower is a concretestructure with an internal diameter of 9 m (30 ft) and a wall thickness of 30 cm (12 in).[6] For stability it is built on a concrete block of 1,900,000 kg (4,200,000 lb) so that the centre of gravity is below ground. It has a “crow’s nest” observation platform 96 m (315 ft) above-ground and a restaurant. Originally 101 m (331 ft) in height it was the tallest building in Rotterdam. It lost this position to the high-rise of Erasmus MC (113.5 m, 372 ft)[7] which was completed in 1968, but regained it when the Space Tower was added to the top of the building in 1970, giving an additional 85 m (279 ft). Euromast is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. In 2008 and 2009, the tower hosted an extreme sports event which featured BASE jumping.

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26 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Holy guacamole! That is certainly ornate.

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  2. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    Yup. You nailed it!
    Very beautiful. I wonder if the gardener uses a t-square to prune? Ha ha !


  3. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful response for the prompt – ornate indeed. Thanks for the information on the observation tower.

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  4. Graham Lawrence says:

    Wonderful take on the prompt. Very intricate indeed.

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  5. Nancy says:

    Ornate indeed! And i like the info as well!

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  7. Lorrie says:

    That defines ornate, alright!

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  8. jesh stg says:

    The last time I was in Holland was 2 years ago (it’s my country of origin), and the Euromast is a familiar sight, but I actually have never been on it:) So I never saw this garden from a bird’s eye view!Thanks for sharing:)


  9. That’s my kind of ornate!

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  10. How gorgeous is that Judy? What a master piece!

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  11. macmsue says:

    Wow! Certainly puts my gardening efforts to shame.

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  12. Murphy's Law says:

    Yessiree, ornate is the perfect word! I can’t even imagine the amount of work and time that goes into designing and maintaining a garden like this.

    I love getting my history lessons from you!! Way more fun than when I was in school. And I can wear my jammies! 😜

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  13. That is definitely a design best viewed from above. Beautiful scrollwork. 🙂

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  14. Grandma Kc says:

    That tower is very interesting but that view — that is spectacular and you are right, the photo definitely says “ornate”. Beautiful!

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  15. Fun to look at, but I prefer the English style garden that looks natural and, deceptively, as if it all grew there by chance.


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  16. reocochran says:

    This is a gorgeous rendition of a garden and wall. This is beautiful art work, Judy. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Sartenada says:

    Wonderful – so beautiful.

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  18. Joyce says:

    I’m a simple soul. I stand in wonder at Halloween corn mazes every year! Now, this – ! Well, needless to say, it redefines the word “ornate!” It must have been exciting to climb into that tower and see the garden as it was meant to be viewed! Btw – do you know the dimensions of it?

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