Famous lighthouses from around the world
Just as medieval castles are memorable evidence of a particular cultural and historical period, lighthouses are evidence of our long-term relationship with the ocean. Despite the fact that this technology is still used, new beacons are more like a modern, functional and unattractive tower in comparison with buildings constructed in the past century. Many of them show a decline and neglect, but passionate people around the world have formed a group to restore and preserve this history.
I was fortunate enough to visit the two remaining working lighthouse in Canada, to see the beauty of the structure and get an understanding of what it means to be a lighthouse keeper. I did mountain climbing during the week on the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, this building was originally built in order to rescue the shipwrecked. While I was thinking, I completely removed from civilization through forests, marshes and beaches, I walked straight through the perfectly manicured lawn at the house lighthouse. It was a welcome place to relax, and the owners were happy visitors and told us the story of its lighthouse.
Porthcawl Lighthouse Point
It was the last lighthouse powered coal and gas in the UK. It was built in 1860 and is still used as a navigational aid on the south coast of Wales.
One of the most famous landmarks and the most powerful lighthouse in Scandinavia. Kullens lighthouse is located on the southwest coast of Sweden, in the province of Scania.
This old lighthouse set on the volcanic landscape of Iceland about Akranes, the 9th most populous city in the country. Almost all the inhabitants live on the coast of Iceland due to the mountainous lava desert and glacial relief inside of the territory.
Lighthouse Point Vaynd
The Shining at the port of Racine, Wisconsin, the lighthouse is home to a conference center, conference rooms, and the time used for the village police station.
Umpkva River Lighthouse
This is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast flashes classic red and white light. Now it is run by the Douglas County instead of the National Coast Guard, but is still used as an aid to navigation.
Peggy Lighthouse Point
Located in the Bay of Peggy, this lighthouse is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and one of the most famous lighthouses in the world. Currently adopted several decisions on the Protection of the lighthouse on the Protection Act heritage lighthouses.
This lighthouse was built 150 years ago, it is located on an island in the northern Netherlands, which is home to a small village and the national park. Every year it is visited by about 300 000 tourists.
On the high stone lighthouse is located in Kovalam lantern and gallery at the top with views of the ocean and beach tourism.
According to the photographer, this is "a replica of the original lighthouse Arisayg Point, which burned down in the early 1930s" when lit his lantern. It is located in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia.
At the top of this lighthouse guided tours are allowed, and in the reconstructed house lighthouse artifacts on display, which for over a century. After the end of operation, the lighthouse was dismantled and stood in the Old Port of Quebec for 20 years until it was decided that it would be better to return it to its original location.
Lighthouse Whitby harbor
This structure is firmly seated in the concrete dock to the north-east of Toronto and throws light on the lake Ontario.
Along the coast of Scotland, located more than 70 lighthouses. This is located in the small town of Ullapool, in the highlands of Scotland.
Split Rock Lighthouse
This lighthouse was built in Minnesota in 1910 after a series of shipwrecks in the vicinity of Lake Superior. It was decommissioned in 1960 and is now a historical monument.
Lighthouse Point Betsie
This is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the US with a view of Lake Michigan. There is a group of volunteers who collect the money, cleaned the territory and hire professionals for the restoration of the building.
Cape Byron Lighthouse
The most easterly lighthouse is supported by the Australian Reserve Cape Byron, who acquired and preserved the building in 1998. The object is currently being used as a base for whale watching.
Built in 1900, this is one of the oldest examples of steel structures when it comes to the lighthouses. He is still active on the north bank of the Elbe in Uittenbergene, in northern Germany.
The Fund Lorain Port owns and operates this lighthouse on Lake Erie, on the coast of the State of Ohio.
Cape Florida Lighthouse
This lighthouse in Key Biscayne, Florida, was established in 1825 to guide ships on the reefs of Florida. Tours of the lighthouse and cottage caretaker allowed twice a day.
Cape Lighthouse Santa María
Located in Uruguay, this lighthouse was built in 1881 and has significantly reduced the number of wrecks in the area. On top of the 150 steps lead, and the building is open to tourists.
Pidzheon Lighthouse Point
You can see this tower near the San Francisco Bay, but the lighthouse was closed to tourists since 2001 due to its poor condition. Renovated Keeper is a youth hostel, since the mid-1960s.
Portland Head Lighthouse
The original lighthouse here was built in 1790. The current structure of the city is controlled at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and is a tourist attraction with a museum, gift shop and the surrounding acres of parks and trails.
Walton Lighthouse Harbor
This lighthouse in Nova Scotia was stopped in 1986 and is currently used as an interpretation center.
Lighthouse Holland Harbor
The first lighthouse on this place in Ottawa County, Michigan, was a small, square wooden building constructed in 1872. Modern building, known as the "Big Red" was built in 1907, the citizens petitioned for saving it from demolition in the 1970s. At the present time it is saved and restored by the Historical Commission on beacons Holland harbor.