Saturday, June 15, 2013

One hundred and ten years on......


Oh how I wish I'd taken this shot before last month's theme day :) Below, the Green Lighthouse on South Mole and if you look closely in the distance you'll see the red lighthouse on North Mole. If you scroll down on the link you'll see what the harbour entrance looked like in 1903 when the lighthouses were first built, interesting to see that the basic structure hasn't changed much. The buildings by the lighthouse are the remains of an observation post used during the war.. anti submarine nets were lowered by steel cables to let ships into the harbour and then winched up again, hard to imagine what it must have been like in those times. Hope that you're all set for a wonderful weekend, I'm hoping for a quiet one, catch up today. Take care and stay safe.....

25 comments:

  1. Oh, I love such details, wonderful, Grace!

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  2. Marvelous shot and find! It's perfect even for non-theme days:) I love the little historic tidbit too and those beautiful skies. Here's to a restful, peaceful weekend!

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  3. Both shots are excellent. They really convey a sense of strength and time.

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  4. I feel sure those light houses have been a welcoming sight to many men at sea...

    You have a wonderful weekend too. We have guests arriving today!

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  5. Terrific captures and I do love lighthouses!!! I, too, can only imagine what a wonderful sight they must have been to those men at sea! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

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  6. Beautiful! My son will love these...he has a passion for lighthouses (collects sculptures, postcards, photos, anything with lighthouses)!

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  7. That is certainly the rust of ages on that chain, Grace!

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  8. The link is wonderful, and there's talk of the fishing harbour! Rust is so photogenic, isn't it?

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  9. What a great picture of that chain!

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  10. lighthouse, rusty chain, submarines, nice!

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  11. Isn't it great what happens when you take up photography. You spot that rusty old anchor chain and create a super photograph. You have great weekend and hope there is plenty of that blue sky about!

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  12. There are certainly some heavy traffic control measures at the lighthouse. Necessary?

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  13. That chain would have been perfect for the theme, but it works for today too! My weekend is just starting and I plan to take advantage of every moment.

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  14. hmmm the first picture took me in olden times, where i can imagine how this chain was used by the mariners, like in movies. Nice place and views. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend

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  15. Grace, where do you always find such websites, awesome! :-)
    Love the shot of the chains, too! Magical! Can´t wait to see the sea, have a beautiful weekend over there, oui!

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  16. Too obvious for theme day :) MUCH better here ... but why, oh why isn't the RED lighthouse in the FOREGROUND?!?!?!

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  17. Beautiful colour on that lighthouse Grace. Is it solar powered now? That looks like a solar panel on a pole at the front.

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  18. I must agree. It would have worked to 'perfection'. I LOVE it anyway.

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  19. I was thinking I could wrap that chain around my head and I'd have a "rusty ol' halo."

    Lighthouses are special and so photographable. (I'm not sure that's a word)...This one is a beauty!

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  20. it seems odd to me, but I really like photos of RUST...yours is wonderful! it's interesting to learn about things that happened during WWII but at the same time it was a dark, horrible time for the whole world! you be safe too Grace!

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  21. The green lighthouse is lovely but I truly love the top shot and all that rust!

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  22. Very good points of sight! Arianna

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  23. That top one would have been perfect for "decay". I love the lighthouses.

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  24. doesnt look a day over 109 ;)

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