31 March 2009

Cameos of a lighthouse # 2

One of the characteristics of the building is creeping damp. Waterproofing was not that good back in 1878, which means that maintenance is ongoing.


Taking the first steps. I can't remember how many steps there are to the top, except that there are many. It is well worth the climb though.

Eerie light in the narrow stairway. Before the advent of electric lights the climb up the stairs must have been very gloomy.

10 comments:

william ding said...

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bodaat said...

love the exposed brick in the first picture.

Firefly said...

I have to make a plan over Easter to climb to the top again.

Eleanor said...

And the view from the top? You will have to post that next time.

Ordinarylife said...

so nice that you got to go inside.

Max-e said...

Eleanor, two more to go and there will be a view from the top.

Max-e said...

Pamela they arrange tours at the lighthouse all the time. You may have to wait if a tour is already at the top.

Max-e said...

Firefly enjoy the trip

Marmsk said...

Love light houses. Climbed to the top of the Tybee Island light house near Savannah, Georgia. Got the certificate to prove it. Great place. Love the photos.

shabby girl said...

Wonderful pictures! Thank you so much!
Imagine how cold it must have been living in one of those back then!!!