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Old 13-10-2016, 17:39   #1
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The Lighthouse Thread

Figured they deserved some recognition. Post pictures of your favorites, stories, whatever. Cheers
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FRYING PAN TOWER - The Frying Pan Tower Coast Guard Light Station

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Always wondered about that shot, like does the guy duck inside the second after it was taken? Great photo.
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Not sure what he did, but I would be so worried the whole structure would wash away that I may not be in a stable state of mind!

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I always wonder what it must sound like in there getting pounded by a wave. Awesome thread
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Always wondered about that shot, like does the guy duck inside the second after it was taken? Great photo.
No. He finished his cigarette first. Quickly.




It is a great photo.

Maybe he's still drying out his trousers?
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Interesting lighthouse at Punta del Hidalgo on the island of Tenerife
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Re: The Lighthouse Thread

Interesting L/H on the west side of Rathlin Island, with the light at the bottom of the tower.
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That's different. I tried to find some history but couldn't find an explanation why it was built upside down. Can only assume it was easier that way.
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That's different. I tried to find some history but couldn't find an explanation why it was built upside down. Can only assume it was easier that way.
It almost looks like rather than being upside down, the original lighthouse was already there and the rocks formed around it. I know this isn't the case but from the light down it looks like a traditional lighthouse.
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The story can be found at https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/tag/lighthouses/
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That's different. I tried to find some history but couldn't find an explanation why it was built upside down. Can only assume it was easier that way.
I have been told that the light is at the bottom because there is frequent low lying cloud in that area, so lower is better. You still need a tower because the optics are (well, probably were) rotated by a mechanism driven by falling weights, like a grandfather clock.

Can anyone confirm this?
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I had wondered that because the photo shows clouds up above. Interesting about the falling weights, never heard that before.
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