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LIGHTHOUSES OF THE WORLD.

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:11 am
@cicerone imposter,
THE NEW LONDON LEDGE LIGHT-Looks like an old Catholic SChool on the point

  https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.4_lfTXB1C6sFaMKmFnTKpQHaE7&w=300&h=199&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.45&pid=1.7
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:39 am
@farmerman,
One of the nicest lighthouses homes IMHO.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:40 am
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

I don't know the reason why, but I love lighthouses.

Lighthouses are in the top five style of fantasy dream houses I'd definitely live in if the chance arose.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:43 am
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
One of the nicest lighthouses homes IMHO.
no place to keep the tractor, and wheres the garden?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:52 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Quote:
One of the nicest lighthouses homes IMHO.
no place to keep the tractor, and wheres the garden?

Underwater seaweed garden perhaps?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:55 am
@farmerman,
(Old) Eckernförde sector light)

https://i.imgur.com/LtwYbtwl.jpg

I've seen it (and used the light) several times when it was still active.

There's an interesting story behind this lighthouse:

Already in the middle of the 19th century Eckernförde is said to have got a simple leading light so that ships could head for the Eckernförde Bay even under difficult visibility conditions. In 1907 a real lighthouse was built to take over this task as a leading light - it was a spacious guards' house that was built on the east side of the "Klintbarg" with a large light room on the upper floor.
But after only six years in operation, the authorities clashed: in 1913, the Navy built a torpedo testing facility directly under the tower. However, the leading light led the bay entering ships directly through the torpedo tracks. The lighthouse, on the other hand, could not be moved. As a temporary solution, a warning sector was set up for this area. The fire was electrified as early as 1926, but a solution for the temporary solution was still not foreseeable.
This did not change for the next sixty years, until the long-awaited new leading light was finally put into operation a little further north in 1986. The old fire was extinguished, the last lighthouse keeper left the building on September 30, 1986, and the building was converted into holiday apartments for employees of the Waterways and Shipping Office.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 09:13 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Apropos lightHOUSE and "seen/used":
I've seen and used the light of the below lighthouse, at night, but wondered at first a bit during daytime, when I wanted to take a bearing ...

Port-en-Bessin Postérieur Lighthouse, Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, France
https://i.imgur.com/Qi5NYwkm.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/i9aVeE5m.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/xxTIcyom.jpg
The Port-en-Bessin Postérieur Lighthouse is situated on a hill overlooking the harbour at Port-en-Bessin, France.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 12:37 pm
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/gallery/2018/03/14/photo-story-volunteer-mailman-of-hallig-suederoog/

Quote:
Hallig Suederoog Islet has a population of three and is located in the North Sea about six kilometers from Pellworm near the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Knud Knudsen, 63, makes the trek two to three times a week by walking across the mudflats at low tide. Knudsen is just using an ordinary compass to navigate and, for emergency reasons, he carries his mobile phone, nothing more. Knudsen, born on Pellworm, works at the local coast guard and volunteers as the postman for Hallig Suederoog, his father was a lighthouse guard on the neighbouring island of Amrum. “I am going to retire in two years from my regular job, but I will continue as a volunteer mailman. I just love being in the mudflats, listen to the screams of the birds and just to enjoy the peace during my walks,” Knudsen said.



https://lonelyplanetwpnews.imgix.net/2018/03/GettyImages-930289916.jpg

found this when I was looking for more about Hallig. Hooked on Yared Dibaba ... moin moin



the video is a kick for train junkies
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2018 02:40 pm
@ehBeth,
On Tunø (a Danish island in the Kattegat) the vicar sleeps with the lighthouse keepers wife

https://i.imgur.com/o8LMN1bl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7gysmefl.jpg

Quote:
Tunø church was most likely built in the 14th century in a Romanesque style, however it has undergone many refurbishments and now stands as a Gothic church with stepped gables or corbie steps. The church is famous for its tower which also functions as a lighthouse. The tower was originally completed in 1801. It was extended to a height of 31 metres (102 feet) above sea level in 1820. The tower was again heightened in 1906 to improve view to and from the lighthouse.In the past the minister would have also served as the lighthouse keeper.
wikipedia

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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2018 12:07 pm

https://i.imgur.com/NY3vO50.jpg

Old Scituate Lighthouse
Scituate MA







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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jul, 2018 07:02 pm

https://i.imgur.com/X93fUdL.jpg

another shot of the Old Scituate...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 02:27 am
@Region Philbis,

https://i.imgur.com/YF7Ymmdl.jpg
Turnberry Lighthouse

Difficult to get there over this weekend, because someone plays golf there, stays in his hotel and others don't like him.

https://i.imgur.com/8ODaV0Sl.jpg

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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2018 08:19 am

unidentified lighthouse, taken during last night's lunar eclipse... mars is upper left...

https://i.imgur.com/kKWaIeG.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2018 08:51 am
@Region Philbis,
I really believe that its a missle silo covered over to blend in with the neighborhood
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2018 09:32 am
@farmerman,
You shoulda suggested that to the military.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 5 Sep, 2018 11:36 pm
The Tag des offenen Denkmals ("Day of open Heritage Monuments") is Germany’s contribution to the European Heritage Days. This year, it's celebrated next weekend.

Out of the more than 1,200 monuments which can be visted in my state, is ... a lighthouse: the Helios-Lighthouse in Cologne-Ehrenfeld.
https://i.imgur.com/hh9FnVz.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/sURi6k6.jpg

The Helios AG für elektrisches Licht und Telegraphenanlagenbau ("Helios AG for electrical lighting and telegraph system construction") was a German electrical engineering company. Founded in 1882, it existed until its liquidation in 1930. The company was based in the town of Ehrenfeld, which was incorporated into Cologne in 1888. The lighthouses Borkum, Campen, Roter Sand and Wangerooge were equipped with Helios lighthouse technology. The lighthouses and the complete signal technology on the Kiel Canal were also supplied by Helios.

https://i.imgur.com/JyT2AYM.jpg
Factory about 1900

https://i.imgur.com/dPIgugf.jpg
Situation in 2017
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2018 09:11 am
@Walter Hinteler,
The Helios factory didn't only make lighthouses ...

https://i.imgur.com/HTVyKf8.jpg

... but started to make cars and motors after they stopped the lighthouse production

https://i.imgur.com/1yCVX5D.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2ciVFrc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vPpBQIF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XYeeHLV.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 10:09 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
what was a mark worth in euros or dollars back then (I know euros didnt exist Im just asking for strict value equivalent of the money)

How "kleine" was it, I didnt see anything about the engine displacement that printing was clear enough to read.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 10:42 pm
@farmerman,
I'll look at it later today, farmer.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 11:41 pm
@farmerman,
1 Reichsmark in 1924 was about € 3,90 (purchasing power) = $ 4.50.

The "Kleinwagen" by Helios was a small car with two seats and a two-cylinder boxer engine with 972 cm³ cubic capacity.*

Total length of the car: approx. 3000 mm, total width approx. 1200 mm, total height including protective screen approx. 1500 mm.


*There were two engine variants:
- Type H2) The water cooled with 972 ccm four stroke engine with 2,5 hp/ 9hp and an electric starter.
- Type H3) Double engine (this was the former name for the boxer engine): four stroke, two cylinders, 60 mm bore, 90 mm stroke, 1.95 rudder horsepower, power 8 hp.

Source: "Rhenish Industrial Heritage"
 

 
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