Lighthouses photos by gunnarlarssen.no
The Sidero lighthouse, on the Greek island of Corfu, is located in the massive Corfu citadel in the town of Kerkyra. It was built in 1828 by the British, who were then the occupying power, as the main navigation aid for ships entering the naval base.
I think at times we take things for granted.
Things like life, health, vision...etc.
What if we opened our eyes and really saw the good things in life?
What if we felt the cool breeze and didn't shiver and complain, "It's too cold!".
What is we felt it and appreciated the freshness of this life and the constant changing weather.
We have the opportunity to live and I fear the fact that many of us just don't.
A few days ago I talked about an older lady I met at work.
She was riding an amigo and had just gotten hit by a car.
Something she said to me has been popping up in my head constantly.
She looked up at me and said, "If I were young again, there are so many things I would do...There is so much I should have done..."
I don't want to look back and say that someday.
There are real lessons to learn.
We have to open our eyes and really see.
This is life. Open your eyes.
You only live once. Open your eyes.
Beauty is all around you. Open your eyes.
Time is short. And though darkness surrounds us there is so much light.
Just open your eyes.
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Fener/Sinyal Adı, İl, İlçe, Yer
*Ahırkapı Feneri, İstanbul, Eminönü, Rıhtım Üzerinde
*Ahırkapı Işıklı Şamandırası, İstanbul, Eminönü, İstanbul Kumkapı
*Anadolu Feneri, İstanbul, İstanbul Boğazının Kuzey Doğusundaki Burun Üzerinde
*Anadolu Hisarı Işıklı Şamandıra, İstanbul, Göksu Deresi Ağzında
*Anadolu Kavak Feneri, İstanbul, Kavakburnu Üzerinde
*Anadolu Kavak Filburnu Feneri, İstanbul, Filburnu Mevkii
*Anadolukavak İşaret Şamandırası, İstanbul, Beykoz, İstanbul Boğazı Acartop Yönü
*Arnavutköy Feneri, İstanbul, Arnavutköy Akıntı Burnunda
*Balta Limanı Feneri, İstanbul, Hidrobiyoloji Enstitüsü Bahçesinde
*Bebek (Kırmızı) Işıklı Şamandırası, İstanbul, Beşiktaş, Bebek Koyu
*Bebek Feneri, İstanbul, Bebek Koyu Bankı Üzerinde
*Bebek İşaret Şamandırası ( 1 ) Numara, İstanbul, Bebek Koyu
*Bebek İşaret Şamandırası ( 2 ) Numara, İstanbul, Bebek Koyu
*Bebek Yeşil Işıklı Şamandırası, İstanbul, Beşiktaş, Bebek Koyu
*Beykoz İncirköy Feneri, İstanbul, Beykoz, Beykoz İncirköy Shell Deposu Yanı
*Beykoz Selviburnu Feneri, İstanbul, Beykoz, Beykoz
*Beylerbeyi Feneri, İstanbul, Beylerbeyi Sarayının Kuzeyindeki İhata Duvarının Üzerinde
*Büyükdere Feneri, İstanbul, Büyükdere İskelesi Ucunda
*Büyükliman Çalıburnu Feneri, İstanbul, Çalıburnu Üzerinde
*Çalıburnu Işıklı Şamandırası, İstanbul, İstanbul Boğazı
*Çengelköy Feneri, İstanbul, Kuleli Askeri Lisesi Sahilinde
Lachie Robertson and his girl n An Sulaire out of Mallaig
Originally uploaded by sulaire.
Paard van Marken, groot bekijken.
Visit Sailscape for more info.
In the background one of the icebreakers, which must keep the shippingroute open, is visible.
Schooner Madeleine from Newport heads out into Block Island Sound late on a fall afternoon.
Height Of Tower 19 Metres
Height Of Light Above Mean High Water 70 Metres
Automated Scheduled For 1998
Lamp 400 Watt Mbi
Optic 1 Kw Metal Halide
Character One White Flash Every 3 Seconds
Intensity 800,000 Candelas
Range Of Light 26 nautical miles
Fog Signal Character 1 Blasts Every 30 Seconds
Position 49° 57'.58 N 05° 12'.07 W
|A Relief of Hero and Leander|
The light characteristic is marked by a flash every twenty seconds, whereby the light's colour is alternating red and green. Originally, at night, the tower shaft itself was lit green and red according to its markings, but now, after the reopening on May 2009, the lights are white.
Yokohama Marine Tower was inaugurated in 1961. The Marine Tower is the tallest lighthouse in the world. In clear conditions, visitors can see Mount Fuji from the 100-metre high observation deck.
On December 25, 2006, Marine Tower temporarily shut its doors. Then the city of Yokohama took over ownership, to restore it. After the renovations, Marine Tower was reopened on May 23, 2009, in time for the city's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Coordinates 35°26′38″N 139°39′03″E
Cape Vilan (or out Vilano), in A Costa da Morte. It is situated in the municipality of Camariñas, on the coast of A Coruña. Lighthouse Vilán points out one of the most dangerous sections of the Costa da Morte, but it is also the most beautiful. Erect to 125 meters high and linked to the former building of the lighthouse keeper, has a powerful light cannon capable of reaching 55 km.It is the oldest electric lighthouse in Spain. The enclave was declared of national interest in 1933 for being a rugged and rocky place today is a natural monument. In 1890, the Serpent English ship that sailed to Sierra Leone sank near here because of a temporary 173 men who perished were buried in the cemetery of the English, a short distance from the lighthouse Vilan, today, Jan. 23, is witnessed another strong storms hit the coast of Galicia, and especially the A Costa da Morte.
For me, this lighthouse is more about the Seacliff Beach that it is located on than anything else. For that reason I wanted sand and waves to dominate the composition here.
This image is #28 in my 100/365 project.
|Tower of Hercules*|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Region**||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2009 (33rd Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.|
** Region as classified by UNESCO.
The tower remains a sentinel from days long past. It is known to have existed by the 2nd century, built or perhaps rebuilt under Trajan, perhaps on foundations and just possibly following a design that was Phoenician in origin. It is thought to be modeled after the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria. At its base is preserved the cornerstone with the inscription MARTI AUG.SACR C.SEVIVS LUPUS ARCHTECTUS AEMINIENSIS LVSITANVS.EX.VO, permitting the original lighthouse tower to be ascribed to the architect Gaius Sevius Lupus, from Aeminium (present-day Coimbra, Portugal) in the former province of Lusitania, as an ex voto dedicated to Mars. The tower has been in constant use since the 2nd century and considered to be the oldest existing lighthouse in the world. Originally it was constructed with an ascending ramp encircling its sides, for oxen to bring cartloads of wood to keep the light fueled at night.Construction and history
Secundus angulus circium intendit, ubi Brigantia Gallaeciae civitas sita altissimum farum et inter pauca memorandi operis ad speculam Britanniae erigit” ("At the second angle of the circuit [circumnavigating Hispania], where the Gallaecian city of Brigantia is sited, a very tall lighthouse is erected among a few commemorative works, for looking towards Britannia.")
Cape Neddick Light Station
Lighthouse Data (aka Nubble Light)
Bretagna, Guardiano del faro - Bretagne, Lighthouse Keeper
Originally uploaded by occhiobliquo.