Sunday, September 23, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Cape Lighthouse


Toby's fun meme Whimsical Window / Delirious Doors is back, and I revert back a few years, The photo taken by family member Allegra, from the back seat of the family van on vacation. The place was on the sandbar known Cape Cod, the Chatham Lighthouse


This is the third of the original Chatham structures, built in 1881. It is still a US Coast Guard approvedlight, and has been updated to 2.8 million candlepower aerobeacons. Despite the modern updates in brilliance, its shape and style are classic - still.

We actually took a vacation drive one day to look at lighthouses, foregoing the crowed beach for the afternoon - vacation and learning are a great summer combination....


4 comments:

toby said...

That is an impressive lighthouse, and even moreso when we realize how old it is. Wow! Great find!
I'm also quite impressed at the photo quality, if you say it was taken from the backseat of a van :)

Lesley said...

She did a good job at getting it all in the shot (from a moving vehicle!)
I am pleased that it is still in service, when so many of these lighthouses are being de-commissioned.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the look of this lighthouse but I'm so glad it's not my job to clean the windows!

lorik said...

A variety of window types here - the traditional ones a the back and the plain functional ones on the lighthouse. Nice shot.