Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Point Pinos Lighthouse near Monterey, CA
Lighthouses have been a source of comfort to mariners for centuries. A beacon of hope, of direction when weather has been foul, and storms have been bad. Most have been replaced with more modern lighting, including strobes on different towers, and some are mere shadows of their once-elegant beacon towers, being just a cut-down platform for a modern flashing light.
Here and there in my blog, I'll feature a lighthouse from the US and abroad showing the beauty and majesty of these wonderful structures that have brought mariners home to their ports through the storm and darkness for centuries. I guarantee there are some that will amaze you in their location and I won't reveal how the photos were taken...unless you ask!