Lighting up the coastlines
The Beauty of Lighthouses. (Photo Credits)
Lighthouses have a distinct charm that enamors whoever passes by and sees them. More often than not, it goes beyond its purpose of illuminating a coastline and being a watchtower, as most lighthouses become a landmark in the community where it is situated. Electrical Association
The Website Only In Your State for instance featured the amazingly beautiful lighthouses of Michigan.
"Some say that the Midwest is landlocked and void of the picturesque beaches that make the coasts beautiful. Those who say that obviously have never been to Michigan. Not only do we have some of the best fresh-water beaches in the country, but we also are home to some of the best shoreline structures around. Specifically, Michigan has the most lighthouses of any state in the country, thanks to the state's early days as a major water passage"
Check out the photos here.
Historic and Beautiful
One of the most famous lighthouses in the history is the Lighthouse of Alexandria.The website 1001 Inventions held the spotlight on it in one of its posts. Electrician
"The lighthouse was constructed in the 3rd century BCE during the reigns of Ptolemy I (Soter) and his son Ptolemy II (Philadelphus). It has been said that it was seriously impaired by number of natural disasters between 10th and 14th Century, eventually collapsed completely and last of it remains castoff in the construction of the Citadel of Qaitbay (Kait Bey) dated back to late 15th Century. It lasted for a long time as one of the ancient wonders, alongside with the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the present Great Pyramid of Giza. There are very different opinions on the height of the lighthouse (as seen on the figure below). Because of different views, its size varies dramatically; to an extent the number roughly changes between 100 and 200 meters high."
Read the rest of the article here.
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The website Ohio Beautiful meantime shared pictures of lighthouses in their state that are just post-card worthy.
"It's one of Ohio's best kept secrets: our state has some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Don't believe us? Just take a look at these ten jaw-dropping images of historic lighthouses that sit along the shores of Lake Erie right here in the Buckeye State. For centuries, Ohio has been an important destination for ships travelling the Great Lakes, and our gorgeous lighthouses pay tribute to that important history. Many of the Ohio lighthouses on this list are no longer operational, but they're all still breathtakingly beautiful."
Take a look at the photos here.
Have you ever been to a lighthouse?