Monday, June 24, 2013

The allure of lighthouses

"Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all others were making ships." 
— Charles Simic

On my way down the coast last Saturday, I stopped at my favorite lighthouse in Point Arena and spent a bit of time looking around and climbing up the stairs for a view. The history {like many lighthouses} is very interesting of course and somehow it is peaceful and interesting to be in one of these unique edifices.

ceiling at top of lighthouse
view down from top
first-order Fresnel Lens in the museum  ~ original lens no longer in use
light still in use today at top of lighthouse
lighthouse in distance from the South

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