Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Together...but apart.....!!

In May I posted a picture of the lighthouse on the North Mole in Fremantle here and mentioned that this and it's twin lighthouse on the South Mole (more) are the only pair of  matching (apart from colour) painted cast iron lighthouses in the world. Even though the North Mole (red) was completed first it wasn't operational until 1906 while the South Mole began beaming out in 1903, since then each has had an extra green (South Mole) and red (North Mole) light that flashes in conjunction with the channel markers. The buildings you can see behind the lighthouse on the South Mole are part of the gun structures built during WW2. I took this shot from Fremantle Wharf, so quite a distance and it's probably not as clear as it could be, but clear enough to show that they make a fine pair.....!!

22 comments:

  1. A very fine pair indeed. Not as graceful as yesterday's pair of swans but more stately in thier stature.

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  2. These are great. Interesting history too.

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  3. Keep lighthouses coming. There isn't much I love more!

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  4. Fine shot, especially at distance!

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  5. That's a wonderful duo!! Always a thrill to see something in OZ that's a world exclusive!! One day I'll see them for myself ... loving the RED one best, of course!!

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  6. lighthouses, as they were meant to do, make such a powerful statement on the landscape/seascape. what does the large sign say, the one that is facing away from us?

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  7. cela me fait penser a une petite famille, la maman et son bebe ;))

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  8. Nice shot Perth, and thanks for the explanation, without which I would surely have asked for! Have a nice day...!

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  9. Always enjoy a look at these structures and to read about their history and purpose.

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  10. Beautifully composed shot! I've never seen two lighthouses so close together before.

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  11. A very pretty pair indeed. For some reason they reminded me of Christmas already! :D

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  12. I love lighthouses! always built in very special places, think of those who built them in old times.. and made to save lifes!I even used to collect postcards of them!

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  13. Nice colors beacons - fotogarfie nice. I read what the history is accompanied. Interesting. They are the true guardians of swimmers in the ocean. Thank you for your comment. Peter.

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  14. I think we all love lighthouses! Great post.

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  15. Nice to see that these beautiful and historic lighthouses are still in operation. There are many in the US that have been preserved but no longer shine.

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  16. Love this shot Grace. I will have to get down there and check out this perspective. Now that's an idea for the next theme day!

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  17. Thats fascinating. I have lived here all my life and didnt know anything of that. Fiona

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  18. A stunning pair of icons radiant in their colours! Love the story behind them!

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  19. These lighthouses are beautiful, love the colors!

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  20. Yes, they make a fine pair. Lovely composition!

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