Who doesn't love Lighthouses!
Aniva Rock Sakhalin Island Russia Far East
It is just amazing how they are built, out there on a crop of rock, ingenious architecture.
I'm mildly obsessed by the Fastnet - there's something just magical about it.
I had a book about the history of it - http://www.amazon.com/History-Fastnet-Lighthouse-James-Morrissey/dp/0951282662 - it really is the most amazing story. I've just ransacked the house looking for it, and it's gone . May have to acquire another copy - it's a highly recommended read.
Light house in Bantry bay closes. You might be able to buy it, if the banks will give you a morgage.
Read a story about the construction of the Bell Rock Lighthouse off the North sea coast of Scotland. The base is below the sea, only out of the sea at the bottom of the tide.
haven't read this but by Robert L Stephenson
Just came across this site today http://www.johneaglephoto.com/index.htm may be of interest to lighthouse fans.
There was a great program on the construction of that by the BBC or UTV a while by, docu-drama type thing, the achievement is nothing short of amazing
Saw that. "Seven Wonders of the Industrial world". Some construction. That said, the building of our own fastnet was quite an achievement.
Programme on the Beeb was called The Lighthouse Stevensons. Have it taped, facinating.