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Postby epona » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:27 am


Jen- What an interesting photo. You are correct what wonderful views the lighthouse keeper had.

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Postby Ruilof » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:11 am


Is this the window of a lighthouse??? Yes, it's the window of the chapel that is to be found in the most beautiful lighthouse of France: Cordouan.
It's called the Versaille of the Sea and that has a reason as you can see.

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The lighthouse itself

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Postby Hersh » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:52 am


Wow, that's amazing Ruilof.
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Postby Terry Forrest » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:02 pm


It really is very amazing, Ruilof - both the lighthouse window as well as the lighthouse itself. Thanks for posting them!
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Postby epona » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:42 am


Ruilof,

The 2 stained glass windows (I am going to assume they are windows) you showed a picture of where are they located in the lighthouse? Are these the only 2 stained glass windows in this lighthouse. Do you know when this lighthouse was built? Can you please post more information about this lighthouse?

Thank you very much,


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Postby Ruilof » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:41 am


OK it's a very interesting lighthouse and very special indeed. I was there as photographer of the international magazine LeadingLights and got a special tour. I was allowed into the lantern which is absolutely a privilage and could take photos as many as I wanted. The guide pointed out all the beautiful details and helped me keeping the other tourists out of my frame :)
So I came home with 130 photos and they are all beautiful.
Here are soms English links (so you guys can read it :wink: ):
http://www.bernezac.com/phare_cordouan_uk.htm
http://users.rcn.com/cdd/cordouan.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordouan_lighthouse
http://passages.ebbs.net/fiches/cordouanen.htm

If you ever come to Europe to see lighthouses. This is the one you defenately must visit.
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Postby epona » Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:43 pm


Ruilof:

I opened all the links you listed. Everyone on the board when you have the time and you will need some time to read everything. Please open up these links. I was very impressed with what I saw and read about the lighthouse.

Thank you Ruilof, you answered my questions with this post and links.

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Postby Terry Forrest » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:25 pm


Thanks, Ruilof. Lots of interesting facts about this lighthouse and some good photos as well. I was impressed that it was first lit in 1611!
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Postby Ruilof » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:43 am


I noticed that I didn't answer one particular question: I couldn't take pictures of the the outside location of the special windows. Simply because it was a forbidden area at that side due constructionworks.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:16 pm


From the spectacular of stained glass to the sublime of Selkirk light ...

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Postby thundermooch » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:22 pm


Last September, Mike & I made our yearly trek down to Buxton, OBX, (the week Ophelia hit). A friend of ours was staying up in Kills Devil, (who let us stay with them until we were allowed back to Buxton). Before Ophelia hit, she wanted to "come down by us" and to see what the fuss was about our lighthousing love. So we took her to Hatteras. She decided to climb and yelled out the first window she came to and this is what we caught....

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We thought it was so erie, haunting. It actually gave me the goosebumps seeing this picture!

Here's one blown up a bit....

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Could she be the ghost of Hatteras?????
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Postby Terry Forrest » Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:41 pm


I got some chills looking at it -- eerie indeed!
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Postby mylights » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:37 am


It's only a lamp. You can see, when you lighten up the picture.
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Postby thundermooch » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:29 pm


No, that's not a lamp, it is my girlfriend's face when she looked down at us and called out to us.
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Postby Tybeeisland48 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:55 pm


Beautiful Ruilof,
and Grover....your contrast was also as striking...
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