Lighthouses are brilliant structures that have served as an excellent guide for ships for years as they help them travel the seas safely.
These majestic buildings have become an important part of history. They’ve been a subject of various literary pieces as well as wonderful tales from history.
In the past, lighthouses were usually manned by an employee, making sure they guide mariners on their sea voyage. The lights used in these buildings have changed greatly ever since. Before, wood pyres were used to produce the light at the top of the building. Candles were also used back then with the help of concave mirrors. But with modern technology, all that has changed.
But that doesn’t mean that there are no longer traces of lighthouses built from a couple of centuries back. In fact, some still stand tall today and they fascinating stories that never fail to captivate tourists.
Here are 27 majestic photos of old lighthouses that have somehow retained its beauty until today.
Frozen St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse, Michigan, USA
Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales
San Esteban De Pravia, Spain
Lighthouse Of Talacre, Wales, UK
Lighthouse Of Fastnet Rock, Ireland Fergal O’Callaghan
Andros Island, Greece
Viavelez, Asturias, Spain
Phare du Petit Minou, Brest, France
Victoria Beach Lighthouse (Built In 1926), California, USA
Cast-Iron Lighthouse, Whiteford, UK
Lighthouse in Beagle Channel, Argentina/Chile
Kermorvan Lighthouse, Bretagne, France
Newhaven Breakwater Lighthouse, East Sussex, England
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA
The Lange Nelle Lighthouse, Ostend, Belgium
Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Stångholmen in Lysekil, Sweden
St Mary’s Lighthouse, Bait Island, UK
Portland Head Light, Maine, USA
Mouro Island Lighthouse (from 1860), Spain
Old Scituate Lighthouse (Built In 1810), Massachusetts, USA
Molnes Lighthouse, Norway
For Over 2 Years, This Guy Walked 500km Around Thailand For Google
Now we can check out far-flung Thailand areas on Google Street View, thanks to this guy!
First off, a little explanation for those unfamiliar with Google Street View.
In case you’ve been living under a rock and are completely oblivious about this awesome technology, Google Street View is, as Wikipedia puts it, “a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world”
First launched in 2007, the project has massively grown since then and now includes cities and rural areas across the globe.
This Abandoned Prison On A Tropical Island Will Make You Wish You Were Its Prisoner
This abandoned fortress housed prisoners during the Civil War.
Within the Dry Tortugas National Park in the lower Florida Keys, you can discover an abandoned fortress, which holds so much history. It is considered as America’s largest masonry structure – Fort Jefferson.
This fortress was built in 1846 by the U.S. army to help fight pirates sailing the Caribbean Sea. The brick-walled structure served as a refuge for officers and soldiers as well as their weapons and military warehouses. At one point, the fort reached its highest population of 1,729.
Paris’ Past and Present Meet In This Cool Photo Series by Julien Knez
This photographer’s work recently went viral online.
Julien Knez, a photographer from Paris, France, recently went viral online after his work received a lot of love from netizens across the world.
What makes Julien’s stuff interesting is how he incorporates old photos in them. They’re really fascinating! In a BoredPanda post, Julien said he “found photos of Paris taken between 1871 and 1968, and then photographed the same site from the same angle.”
He eventually published the awesome collection of old, new photos in a book entitled “Paris, Fenêtres sur l’Histoire” under the publisher Parigramme.
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