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Anstruther lighthouse. HFF everyone.

The Chalmers Lighthouse was built in 1880 at the harbour entrance, to commemorate Dr Thomas Chalmers, a mathematician and professor of theology.
The octagonal Lighthouse seen today was built to mark the end of the breakwater and stands 9 metres high. Most of the tower is painted white, whilst the service room below the unusually small lantern is painted black. A light is no longer shown from the tower, although it still operates a nautophone fog signal, housed in one of the window holes around the top of the tower, and a decorative white light is still shown from it's lantern.
A new light, seen in the photo, was established in front of the Lighthouse, consisting of a plain unpainted metal pole with two LED units.
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41 comments

Philippe said:

HFF ! ;-)
3 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Beautifully composed.
HFF and a nice weekend.
3 months ago ( translate )

Gudrun said:

I love lighthouses, especially with such a sky! HFF, Amelia!
3 months ago

Ian 1949 said:

Great sky, always nice to see a lighthouse too. HFF and have a nice weekend.
3 months ago

Biobauer said:

Schön HFF
3 months ago ( translate )

annaig56 said:

très beau traitement la belle magie des phares
3 months ago ( translate )

Tractacus said:

The original lighthouse is rather more impressive than the new one. HFF!
3 months ago

Tess Mc Kenna said:

Fantastic capture of this light house. Well chosen POV. Well done Amelia Regards Tess
3 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

I love the line of brightness in the otherwise grey but dramatic sky!
Perfect perspective.
HFF Amelia and hope you have a good weekend.
Rosa.
3 months ago

Edward Bowthorpe said:

Great shot Amelia,eddie,xx
3 months ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

A nice composition. With a very interesting text. HFF, Amelia ! Have a good weekend !
3 months ago

Chris10 said:

Love your Fenc'y' Friday image very much Amelia...
Top to see such a light lighthouse before a wonderful grey marmered sky.

Greetz, Christien.
3 months ago

tiabunna said:

The new LEDs may have various benefits, but the old tower looks much better. HFF and have a great weekend, Amelia.
3 months ago

Andy Rodker said:

I agree wholeheartedly with tiabunna.
3 months ago

Daniela Brocca said:

Nice one, Amelia HFF and hugs,Daniela
3 months ago ( translate )