The topic I found today to check out is Lighthouses and quickly found that they are all over the world and come in all different designs yet of course all having the same use. I find lighthouses to be wonderful buildings, like angels of the seas for the sailors out there.
An Island That Will Cease to Be – Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Finland.
They say you need to get there quick to have a look at this one because due to continental rebound, the island that the Marjaniemi Lighthouse is on will soon join back up with the mainland.
If you are unable to have a little holiday away and see this lighthouse for yourself, fear not, there is a webcam in operation http://www.luotokeskus.fi/webcam where you can see this lighthouse and the views for yourself.
Granddaddy of Them All – Hook Head Lighthouse, Ireland
Said to be the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, Hook Head Lighthouse has been around since the 5th century thanks to monks who began lighting a beacon there.
The Gentle Giant – Creac’h, France
How tall you ask, how about 54.85m tall, tall enough for you? I would sure feel like a little bug next to the Creac’h lighthouse. This lighthouse is the most powerful lighthouse in the world and it needs to be, the Atlantic coast is well known for its dangerous seas and coastlines. How powerful is this lighthouse I hear you ask, its beam of light can be seen some 60km away, kinda glad I’m not within range of that bean of light.
Has anyone reading this ever been to tour a lighthouse or have a lighthouse in their city?