die ihm ein rand von alten bäumen hält;
du schaust: und von dir scheiden sich die länder,
ein himmelfahrendes und eins, das fällt;
und lassen dich, zu keinem ganz gehörend,
nicht ganz so dunkel wie das haus, das schweigt,
nicht ganz so sicher ewiges beschwörend
wie das, was stern wird jede nacht und steigt -
und lassen dir (unsäglich zu entwirrn)
dein leben bang und riesenhaft und reifend,
so daß es, bald begrenzt und bald begreifend,
abwechselnd stein in dir wird und gestirn.
rainer maria rilke
the evening changes slowly the garbs,
it an edge of old rise holds;
you look: and of you the countries separate,
a sky-driving and a one, which falls;
and leave you, to none completely belonging,
not completely as darkly as the house, which is silent,
not completely so surely eternal swearing to
as what star becomes and rises each night -
and leave to you (inexpressibly too entwirrn)
yours live fear for and giantful and maturing,
so that it limits, soon and soon understanding,
stone in you becomes alternating and gestirn.
rainer Maria rilke
I have had this picture nearly 3 Years in my mind, and then I have had only 30 Minutes to make it because the light was changing so fast!
Originally uploaded by jetzgetzab scifG.
Just testing how to get mood in a photo ... and make it a bit more spectacular.
The shot - showing the beacon of Collioure, France - was taken at daylight and - with PhotoImpact - dimmed to nighttime and turned on the light of the beacon.
Longitude: 03°04'53" E
Latitude: 42°31'36" N
Picture taken by Fabrice PLUQUET
Photo: Henning Dippel
St. Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny St. Mary's Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at periods of high tide.
While it no longer functions as a working lighthouse, it is easily accessible (when the tide is out) and is open to visitors and has a small museum, a visitor's centre, and a cafe.
The lighthouse and adjacent keepers' cottages were built in 1898 by the John Miller company of Tynemouth, using 645 blocks of stone and 750,000 bricks. It was built on the site of a monastery where a small sanctuary light would have acted as a guide to passing ships. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1984.
Originally uploaded by marinegirl.
"We stayed in this beautiful lighthouse keepers cottage on Kangaroo Island. Totally remote... over an hours drive to the nearest shops and in the middle of a national park so no neighbours apart from the wallabies. It was fantastic to read accounts by people who had grown up as lighthouse keepers children in the '30s, and to light the old wood stove!"