Tourlitis Lighthouse, Andros Island, Greece
The Lighthouse was built in 1879 on the rocky islet of Tourlitis in the harbor bay of the city of Andros. The location on an isolated rock is a unique element in Greece. The tower is accessible by stairs excavated in the rock.
By anjči [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Thomas Point Shoal Light, Maryland, U.S
A historic lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the United States, and the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. It is the only screw-pile lighthouse in the bay which stands at its original site.
By Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA – Lighthouse, CC BY 2.0, Link
Tower of Hercules, Spain
The structure is 55 metres (180 ft) tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. Built in the 2nd century and renovated in 1791, is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today.
By Luis Miguel Bugallo Sáchez (Lmbuga) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Strombolicchio lighthouse, Italy
Strombolicchio is a sea stack of volcanic origin to the northeast of the island of Stromboli. A lighthouse is located on its summit. It can be reached by a concrete stairway of over 200 steps.
By Giovanni from Catania, Sicily – Strombolicchio (tiny Stromboli), CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
Round Island Light (Michigan)
The lighthouse is located on the west shore of Round Island in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Because of its color scheme and form — red stone base and wood tower — it is a recognizable icon of the upper Great Lakes.
By Dale Fisher, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual LibraryImage pageImage description pageDigital Visual Library home page, Public Domain, Link
St. Nicholas Church Lighthouse, Crimea
This unique 197 feet (60 meters) tall lighthouse was built in 2007 and aside from its main function it serves as an Orthodox church, a sea victims memorial, and even as a museum to water accidents.
Автор Denis Vitchenko (собственная работа) [CC BY-SA 3.0], через Викисклад
Chiram Hang “Baseball” Light, Busan, Korea
Approx. 8 m (26 ft) round tower shaped like a baseball bat. Next to the tower are sculptures of a baseball and a baseball glove.
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by 도민
Kjeungskjaer Lighthouse, Norway
Built in 1880 the lighthouse is located on a tiny island at the mouth of the Bjugnfjorden. It is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun. The red lighthouse is an octagonal-shaped building that is 20.6 metres (68 ft) tall.
By Rune Halvorsen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 no, Link
Rubjerg Knude lighthouse, Denmark
The lighthouse is located on the coast of the North Sea. Both shifting sands and coastal erosion are a serious problem in the area. The coast is eroded on average 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) a year. It is expected that the tower will fall into the sea by 2023.
By Tester12345 at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Verdens Ende Light, Norway
A replica of a Vippefyr, an early type of beacon or lighthouse when Vickings used to put hot coals in the basket to warn sailors of the coast. Verdens Ende (World’s End, or The End of the Earth) is located at the southernmost tip of the island of Tjøme in Vestfold, Norway.
By The original uploader was 91 at Norwegian Wikipedia – Transferred from no.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
9 thoughts on “Outlandish Lighthouses”
Loved these images!
And I was just having a discussion with my wife about visiting the Isle of Skye and some scenic Scottish lighthouses!!
Immagini uniche , e particolari, che ho molto apprezzato
The last i like most
Cool! Of course Korea has the craziest one! 😀
Addicted to lighthouses but only shot 1 of these number 8 which is Norway I believe- doing a medium term project on Scottish Lighthouses which will get very difficult soon especially those Remote island based lighthouses- but I can see me extending further afield once complete – this is a great set so diverse.
These are wonderful!!