In honour of my cousin, Joe, who is visiting me in Yellowknife right now. I thought I'd upload one of the photos I took while visiting him in Frankfurt, Germany in 2009. This monument stands at 69 metres high and is made of granite, sandstone and bronze. It was built in 1873 to commemorate the successful military campaigns and was set up in front of the Reichstag. Therre are 285 steps through the column, which lead to an observation platform, providing splendid views across much of Berlin.