Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Beacon in the Night

Inside my empty bottle, I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
~ Charles Simic

An illustration from Jules Verne's The Lighthouse at the End of the World
by George Roux, 1894-1928

The Pharos of Alexandria
engraving by Martin Heemskerck

Le phare de Cordouan sous le règne d'Henri IV
by Claude Chastillon

Coming home
by Connor Maguire

Faro nella laguna di Venezia
by Pietro Gabrini (1856-1926)

by Nikolaos Lytras

Men-o'-War and other Vessels before the Eddystone Lighthouse
by Isaac Sailmaker (1633–1721)


* Lighthouse Friends has some neat stuff, such as a map of Lighthouses in the U.S. where you can stay the night and a list of Lighthouses in Movies (U.S. and Canada).
* Advice about photographing lighthouses from Peter Cox.
* PBS's Legendary Lighthouses

1 comment:

HWY said...

Love the lighthouses you included (and the *idea* of lighthouses in general).

The one by Maguire really caught my attention, but the painting by Gabrini was the most fascinating.