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Friday, October 22, 2021

Lighthouses

 


Lindau Lighthouse, Germany

Cast in a golden ray of evening sunlight in this striking photograph, Lindau Lighthouse, pictured opposite the Bavarian Lion statue, is Germany’s southernmost lighthouse. Located in the town of Lindau on Lake Constance, it was first lit on 4 October 1856 and was electrified in 1936, before being automated in the 1990s. Today, ships use radio signals to light the lighthouse on-demand.


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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLACK EYED PEAS AND CHICKPEAS?

Black Eyed Peas can sing us a song and Chickpeas can only Hummus one.


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Lighthouses

 


Maiden’s Tower Lighthouse, Turkey

Perched on a small islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait, Maiden’s Tower Lighthouse, also known as Kizkulesi Tower, has an intricate history. The earliest presence of a structure on the site dates to the 12th century when Byzantine Emperor Manuel Komnenos ordered a tower to be built. The present-day building was constructed in 1763 and heavily restored during the 19th century. Since then it’s served as a tax collection center, a defense tower, a quarantine site during the 1830 cholera epidemic, and a radio station – as well as, of course, a lighthouse.


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WHAT TYPE OF HOUSE WEIGHS LESS THAN ALL OTHERS?

A lighthouse. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lighthouses

 

Hornby Lighthouse, New South Wales, Australia

The whimsical, carnivalesque red-and-white striped lighthouse at South Head in Sydney National Park, built in 1858, is surrounded by majestic views. To the east, there’s Sydney Harbour; Middle Head and North Head lie to the north; and eastwards faces towards the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. It also happens to be a prime spot for whale watching.


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I SAID TO THE WOMAN AT THE DELI, “I’D LIKE TO BUY A HAM AND CHEESE BAGUETTE WITH PICKLES.”

She said, “Sorry, we only take cash or card.”


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lighthouses

 


Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Argentina

You couldn’t ask for a more stunning location for a lighthouse than Beagle Channel, a strait in the Terra del Fuego archipelago backdropped by Patagonian peaks. Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse has stood watch over these waters since 1920. Today, the 33-foot (10m) tall structure is operated by remote control, emitting a light every 10 seconds, while its electricity comes from solar power.

 


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IF MY NAME WAS DAVID AND I HAD A BOY, I WOULD HAVE TO NAME HIM HARLEY.

That way he could introduce himself, “I’m Harley, David’s son.”


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Lighthouses

 

Ploumanac'h Lighthouse, France

Constructed from the same pink granite rock which lines the coast, Ploumanac'h Lighthouse blends in seamlessly with its surroundings. Situated in the commune of Perros-Guirec, in the CĂ´tes-d'Armor, the lighthouse was first built in 1860, but after being destroyed in the Second World War, it was rebuilt in 1946.