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Lighthouse as political billboard

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Postby LeadingLight » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:38 am


Today there are local elections here. The Dutch politics consist of many parties. Even in our small municipality we can choose between 12 different ones. (Well, different names and faces... the difference in vision is not that big, but don't let the politicians hear me say that :roll: ). Besides national parties there are also parties who work only on a local level. One of them in the village of Noordwijk used the lighthouse to project their advertisement on. Not everybody is happy with that action, but at least they get what they want: attention. And thanks to me even worldwide attention 8) . http://www.echo.nl/ww-nw/verkiezingen/foto/993757/

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Postby Grover » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:01 am


...
A long while back, I posted a political poster
using a lighthouse as a symbol ... (it didnt
survive the board conversion) ... but using
the actual lighthouse? Pretty cool thought ...

Not being conversant in the mother tongue,
did they win the election?
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:29 pm


Shades of the days (1925-34) when the Eiffel Tower was used as a giant Billboard by Citroën…..

“The Eiffel Tower served as a huge billboard for the Citroen car brand between 1925 and 1934. In fact, the Eiffel Tower then became the world's largest advertising sign, as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Back in 1925, a total of 250,000 light bulbs and 600 kilometres of electric flex were used to make the 30 meter high letters. The illuminations were so bright that Charles Lindbergh used the tower as guidance when landing after his solo flight across the Atlantic.”

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Postby LeadingLight » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:31 am


Grover wrote:...
Not being conversant in the mother tongue,
did they win the election?

They are a new party and won one of the 19 seats in the community counsil of the town.
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Postby MontaukPoint » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:19 pm


Interesting idea, but it looks more like an advertisement for a local TV Channel :D

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I'm not sure how you guys view using an historic structure to support an unrelated political cause, but I know the politically-correct nuts over here in North America would explode ;)



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Postby LeadingLight » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:54 am


There are nuts all over the world so that's not different here :?
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