Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Horses, Drinking, Lighthouse

Greetings!
I hope the spring bug is biting in your neck of the woods.



Horses



and drinking.


So Alan mentioned drinking, and horses for our theme and what springs to mind for me is water, and what does every good sized body of water require? Well a lighthouse naturally.




"Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of every man." - Mehmet Murat idlan


Block Island South East Light
Spring Street and Mohegen Trail at Mohegan Bluffs New Shoreham, Washington County. Rhode Island.


The lighthouse is known for being one of the most architecturally sophisticated lighthouses built in the United States in the 19th Century.


Year first constructed 1875
Year first lit 1875
Automated 1990
Deactivated 1990-1994
Characteristic - FI Green 5 sec
Fog Signal-  Horn, one every 30 sec





Lantern of light tower seen from ground.





General view of lighthouse tower looking northwest.



Northeast elevation and front porch.







Showing side and rear of lighthouse building.




Detail of light tower base.





Detail of lens pedestal and underside of cast iron lantern platform.





Detail of lens pedestal and bottom of watch room stairs.







Bottom floor of tower interior.






"If lighthouse becomes a burning candle, 
flickered upon ocean's insanity, 
your sailing heart there anchors to handle
 the obsessed breeze towards sand dune's vanity." -  Munia Khan













9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty lighthouse!

Mike Brubaker said...

An unexpected twist to the theme this weekend. Lighthouses once had a quality of permanence combined with aesthetic design and practicality for the light keeper. Today they need only engineering and radio control. Nothing worthy of historic charm like this one.

La Nightingail said...

That's quite a house the light tower is attached to. I love the tall narrow windows & the fancy trim around them. And the small balcony off the top floor windows is perfect!

Alan Burnett said...

Who cares what kind of curious reasoning takes you from horses to lighthouses, it was a journey worth making for all those go us who shared the ride with you. Come to think of it, there is a pub I know called The Lighthouse!

Bob Scotney said...

I always associate lighthouses with the sea. Although they are also on land in the UK its those subject to the wind and and the waves which fascinate me. A foghorn blast every 30 secs must be very wearing - I hope it only sounds when the weather is bad.

Jeanie said...

I do love b/w and all these subjects lend themselves well to that tonality. Very nice.

Barbara Rogers said...

First photo has horses, very nice indeed. And I've always loved light houses...I was surprised there are no identifying stripes painted on that one. I thought each lighthouse had different striping on it in the US. Maybe just its unique form is enough.

Jo Featherston said...

What an interesting building! Back in 2015 we drove around Caoe Cod and saw quite a number of lighthouses there.

Wendy said...

What is it about a lighthouse that makes us want to climb those stairs? Other tall buildings don't have the same effect. And I love the quote that we must all be like a lighthouse.