Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pigeon Point Light, California

I've published a few shots of Pigeon Point Light in the past. The 115 foot tall lighthouse was built in 1872. In its day, the first order Fresnel lens could be seen 17 miles away. ©2011 ShootingMyUniverse

©2011 ShootingMyUniverse

Wow, the lighthouse keeper must have huffed and puffed carrying oil up to the lantern house.

Scenic Sunday

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Those mossy green hills are perfect frames for those buildings. Lovely!

Debbie Smith said...

Another fabulous lighthouse! I haven't seen this one....yet!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Debbie's Travels

Southshoreandbeyond said...

I wish there was still a working first order Fresnel lens. I once saw the one for Boston Light, at the Smithsonian in DC. I wish they kept it closer to the original light.

I love this lighthouse in California. So many of them out there don't have the usual "lighthouse" look, like they do on the east coast. This photo displays it beautifully, along with the cliffs. Very pretty. Great angle, coloring, oh everything is perfect in this photo.

Thanks for showing this. The timing is great. I'll be driving by this in about a week or so, and didn't even know it was there. I'll have to make a stop. I was planning on stopping at Montara Light (the "missing" Cape Cod light).

cindyzlogic said...

GREAT lighthouse shots! I've always dreamed of taking a trip to the East Coast and visiting lighthouses.

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