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Postby Grover1 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:36 am


In anticipation of hosting visiting realtives for a family party this weekend, I was in the midst of neatening the "black hole" corner of my bedroom when I found this picture.

I'm not usually a fan of the "straight up the tower" shot, though I have taken my share. While the picture did provoke pleasant memories, what it also provoked was a rememberance of a discussion prior to the trip on the uniqueness of tower windows. I am sure that was what prompted this photo ...

These just struck me as odd and pleasing ...

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Anyone else out there a fan of tower windows?

And, not for nothing, but just about the best piece of lighthousing advice ever was contained in Penrose's directions to this light ...

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:48 pm


And, not for nothing, but just about the best piece of lighthousing advice ever was contained in Penrose's directions to this light ...


And that would be.................................. :-s
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Postby Pharoslvr » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:38 pm


ahhh.....40 Mile Point LH, on Lake Huron...one of my favorites~

Barry, I am a big fan of LH windows, especially the architectural treatment around them on the exterior. I've been working on a pen & ink of a "standard" window of the Currituck light and the Portsmouth light and want to do around 6 or 7 more so that I can complete a collage of the different styles.

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:36 pm


Brent,

I so much liked this light for a number of reasons ... the least is not that it was only maybe a minutes' distance off the hiway heading north ...

... that I would see blue sky for just the second time, from a total of three times, during my five day stay in Michigan ...

... when you think of the term "nestled in the grass and dunes" this light comes to mind.

... the placement of the tower dead center between the two wings of the dwelling struck me as unique

... the white tower (I am supposing) serving as a daymark, offset by the natural brick building ...

... the beach in front, the reeds, tall grasses, the leafless (leaveless?) trees on the far north side ...

... the ruined ruins of a lifesaving boat on display between the parking lot and the lighthouse ...

... there was so much to appreciate when visiting 40 Mile Point light ...

... oh, and the Penrose caveat? That 40 Mile Point Lighthouse is NOT located, you do NOT turn off the hiway, onto 40 Mile Point Road ... that is priceless assistance in the location of this lighthouse.

Barry

(PS ... there were two other sets of windows that caught my attention on the LP of Michigan ... In other posts I've gone on and on and on regarding OMP ... the angled descending tower portals were just one of the many architectural wonders I found there ... also, from across the river, as you view Holland Lighthouse, under both eaves as it faces you, are quite the ornate "tryptich" windows ... check out your own pictures of this structure)
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Postby Hersh » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:43 pm


Sometimes windows can be interesting from the inside too. Both of these are from my very favorite lighthouse, South Manitou Island, MI. The first shows a view to the north towards the harbor, with the fog signal building in the foreground. The second shows the temporary bracing that was used to keep the wind out of the tower while the windows were being replaced.

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In this one I liked how you could see the thickness of the tower walls, and the cracks in the facing. Good topic Barry, I'll see if I can dig up a couple more. Anyone else??
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:09 am


... oh, and the Penrose caveat? That 40 Mile Point Lighthouse is NOT located, you do NOT turn off the hiway, onto 40 Mile Point Road ... that is priceless assistance in the location of this lighthouse.


Been there, done that................. :oops: :roll:
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:34 am


Regarding OMP ...

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I described them as being at a descending angle ... I guess they could be ascending as well, depending which way you choose to view it.

I had forgotten the round "ship" windows below the lantern walk, two of the four visible ... and it is funny but I have no recollection of blue sky here. Judging from the right side of the shot, the sun must have been out as well ...

As I've said redundantly, my second favorite lighthouse ...

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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:36 pm


Truly, an architectural gem! The brickwork is stunning!
(I'm not sure how you would classify OMP's architectural style...maybe Romanesque with some "Jacobean" thrown in for good measure...who's to say.... :))
Thanks for this neat thread, Barry!

Brent

P.S. Those split-face rock window treatments with the "jack soldier coursing" over the top would be a brick-mason's nightmare in this day and age!
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Postby island » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:01 am


This is a very interesting window arrangement with the diagonal positioning and the extended lintels, the windows no doubt aligned with the inside circular stairs.
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Postby Hersh » Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:00 am


As a matter of fact, the windows do follow the stairs.

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:26 am


Spectacular, Mike ...

Thanks so much for that shot ...

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Postby island » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:05 pm


Barry, I was quite sure Mike had more shots he was holding back from us.
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:41 pm


Dave,

Are you saying the next shot Mike posts will be of the "Mac Bridge" through those windows, out and a tad to the left?

That could and would be quite a shot ...

And then, if he got the windows ... the bridge ... AND a ship of some sort, well, then I guess there would just be no more reason to shoot ... ever ... he could turn in his Nikons right there and then ..

THAT could and would be quite a shot ...

Well, Mike?

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Postby Hersh » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:07 pm


Whew !!! Thankfully I get to keep my Nikons for a little while longer. I don't have the shot you described, Barry. Instead you'll have to settle for this one. It's out one of the porthole windows in the gallery under the lantern room. The Presque Isle would have been in position from the tall windows, but I was in such a hurry to get to the top I didn't even take that shot. :(

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:55 pm


Mike,

:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

That IS and SHOULD BE considered quite a shot ... thanks!!!

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