Just as medieval castles are memorable evidence specific cultural and historical period, lighthouses are evidence of our long-term relationship with the ocean. Despite the fact that this technology is still used, new beacons are more like a modern, functional and unattractive tower over the buildings that were built in the last century. Many of them show a decline and neglect, but passionate people around the world have formed a group to restore and preserve this history.
I was lucky enough to visit the two remaining working lighthouse in Canada, to see the beauty of the structure and get an understanding of what it means to be a lighthouse keeper. I was backpacking for a week on the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, this building was originally built in order to rescue the castaways. While I was thinking, I completely withdrew from civilization through forests, marshes and beaches, I walked straight through the perfectly manicured lawn at the house for the lighthouse. It was a welcome place to stay and the owners were happy to visitors and told us the story of a lighthouse.
Akranes LighthouseThis old lighthouse is set on the volcanic landscapes of Iceland about Akranes, the 9th most populous city in the country. Almost all Icelanders live on the coast because of the lava desert and mountainous terrain of the ice inside the territory.
|Cape Byron Lighthouse|
Cape Byron LighthouseAustralia's most easterly lighthouse maintained reserve Cape Byron, who acquired and preserved the building in 1998. The facility is currently being used as a base for whale watching.
|Cape Florida Lighthouse|
Cape Florida LighthouseThis lighthouse in Key Biscayne, Florida, was established in 1825 to guide ships on the reef Florida. Tours of the lighthouse and the cottage caretaker allowed twice a day.
|Holland Harbor Lighthouse|
Holland Harbor Lighthousethe first lighthouse on this site in Ottawa County, Michigan, was a small, square wooden building built in 1872. Modern building, known as the "Big Red" was built in 1907, and the citizens petitioned for saving it from demolition in the 1970s. Currently, he is saved and restored by the Historical Commission beacons harbor Holland.
Kovalam lighthouseon a high stone lighthouse in Kovalam lantern and gallery is located on a hilltop overlooking the ocean and beach tourism.
Lighthouse ArisaygAccording to the photographer, it is "an exact replica of the original lighthouse Arisayg Point, which burned down in the early 1930s," when it caught fire lantern. It is located in the County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Lighthouse KullensOne of the most famous landmarks and the most powerful lighthouse in Scandinavia. Kullens lighthouse is located on the southwest coast of Sweden, in the province of Scania.
|Lighthouse of Cape Santa Maria|
Lighthouse of Cape Santa Mariais located in Uruguay, this lighthouse was built in 1881 and has significantly reduced the number of wrecks in the area. At the top of 150 steps lead, and the building is open to tourists.
Lighthouse Pointe-a-la-RenommiAt the top of the lighthouse allowed guided tours, but in a renovated house lighthouse artifacts on display, which are more than a century. After the end of the operation, the lighthouse was dismantled and stood in the Old Port of Quebec for 20 years, until it was decided that it would be better to return it to its original location.
Lorain LighthouseFoundation Lorain Port owns and manages a lighthouse on Lake Erie, on the coast of the State of Ohio.
|Peggy's Point Lighthouse|
Peggy's Point LighthouseLocated in Peggy's Cove, this lighthouse is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world. Currently adopted several decisions on the Protection of the lighthouse under the Act on the Protection of heritage lighthouses.
|Pidgeon Point Lighthouse|
Pidgeon Point Lighthouseyou can see the tower near the San Francisco Bay, but the lighthouse was closed to tourists since 2001 due to its poor condition. Renovated Keeper is a youth hostel, since the mid-1960s.
|Point Betsie Lighthouse|
Point Betsie Lighthouseis one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States with a view of Lake Michigan. There is a group of volunteers who collect money, clean grounds and hire professionals to restore the building.
|Porthcawl Point Lighthouse|
Porthcawl Point LighthouseThis was the last lighthouse powered by coal and gas in the UK. It was built in 1860 and is still used as a navigational aid on the south coast of Wales.
|Portland Head Lighthouse|
Portland Head LighthouseThe original lighthouse was built in 1790. The current structure of the city is controlled by the Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and is a tourist attraction with a museum, gift shop and the surrounding acres of parks and trails.
Ryu lighthousealong the coast of Scotland, located more than 70 lighthouses. This is in the small town of Ullapool in the Highlands of Scotland.
Schirmonnikug LighthouseThis lighthouse, built 150 years ago, is located on an island in the northern Netherlands, which is home to a small village and the national park. Every year it is visited by about 300,000 tourists.
|Split Rock Lighthouse|
Split Rock LighthouseThis lighthouse was built in Minnesota in 1910 after a series of shipwrecks near Lake Superior. It was decommissioned in 1960 and is now a historical monument.
Uittenbergen LighthouseBuilt in 1900, it is one of the oldest examples of steel structures, when it comes to the lighthouse. He is still active on the northern bank of the Elbe in Uittenbergene in northern Germany.
|Umpkva River Lighthouse|
Umpkva River Lighthouseis a lighthouse on the Oregon coast flashes a classic red and white light. Now, it is the responsibility of Douglas County to replace the National Guard coast, but is still used as an aid to navigation.
|Vaynd Point lighthouse|
Vaynd Point lighthouseshining in the port of Racine, Wisconsin, this lighthouse is home to a conference center, conference hall, and the time is for a village police station.
|Walton Harbour Lighthouse|
Walton Harbour Lighthouse
This lighthouse in Nova Scotia was stopped in 1986 and is now used as a center for translation.
|Whitby Harbour Lighthouse|