Classic Structures that light up the shores
Lighthouses make any place post card worthy. (Photo Credits)
Lighthouses may not be as useful as it is today compared to its function during the olden days, but still it makes any coastal area worth visiting.
Ellines.com featured scenic lighthouses in the island of Greece that will make any tourist awe-inspired. Residential Electrician Services
“One from the oldest lighthouses in Greek soil is the one in the old Venetian harbor of Chania, built in the Middle Ages when the Venetians ruled Crete. Of course, its present form was a result of different rulers over the centuries. Eventually, Egyptians repaired the lighthouse in the 19th century and gave it the form of a minaret, a staircase and glass tower.”
Check out the pictures of the lighthouses here.
The website Only In Your State meanwhile featured almost a dozen light houses in Maine.
“Portland Head has the distinction of being Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Completed in January 1791, the original tower stood at 72 feet and was made of rubblestone and lime. One of the most notable features of the historic tower is its many changes in height. Between the years of 1813 and 1881, the tower was lowered and raised by about 20′ 4 times! The only significant change since then came in 1989, when the previous light was removed and replaced with an airport-style revolving beacon. Portland Head is also known for its ties to Maine’s dear poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was here that he wrote his beloved poem, “The Lighthouse.””
Check out the wonderful photos here.
Space.com meantime featured a photo of the moon and a lighthouse.
“The glow of the setting crescent moon lights up this image of Twin Lights lighthouse in New Jersey’s Navesink Highlands. Astrophotographer Steve Scanlon took this image from on Jan. 11 and shared it with Space.com. The Twin Lights were built in 1828 and have since have protected ships from danger in the coastal waters of northern New Jersey.”
See the photo here.
Have you ever been to a coastal area with a lighthouse?