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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by meillana
    real great shots indeed!
    my humble contribution from a humble sony dsc-p10
    (dont know the name but its enroute to sta. catalina island)
    kindly excuse the smudges, obviously a dirty lens...


    That's the Angels' Gate Lighthouse that marks the entry to the Port of Los Angeles. Here's some trivia from the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce:

    The lighthouse is so well-constructed that, after a five-day storm in 1939 sent violent seas smashing into the building, the 73-foot Romanesque tower leaned slightly toward shore, but still stood defiantly, as it does to this day. The lighthouse was automated in 1973, thus eliminating the need for keepers.

    The two note blast of its foghorn every thirty seconds is a familiar sound to local residents. Mariners entering Angel's Gate are guided by the lighthouse's rotating green light. Whenever a deep sea vessel arrives on her maiden voyage in Los Angeles Harbor, the master is presented with a plaque etched with the likeness of the light, an official greeting from the City of Los Angeles, and the lighthouse that watches over the entrance to her harbor.

  2. #152
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idnas71
    Jeisner... where is that located? Love it!

    Thanks,
    Sandi
    Its in Sydney Australia, more precisely Christison Park in Vaucluse..
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  3. #153
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    Quote Originally Posted by EAP
    That's the Angels' Gate Lighthouse that marks the entry to the Port of Los Angeles. Here's some trivia from the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce:

    The lighthouse is so well-constructed that, after a five-day storm in 1939 sent violent seas smashing into the building, the 73-foot Romanesque tower leaned slightly toward shore, but still stood defiantly, as it does to this day. The lighthouse was automated in 1973, thus eliminating the need for keepers.

    The two note blast of its foghorn every thirty seconds is a familiar sound to local residents. Mariners entering Angel's Gate are guided by the lighthouse's rotating green light. Whenever a deep sea vessel arrives on her maiden voyage in Los Angeles Harbor, the master is presented with a plaque etched with the likeness of the light, an official greeting from the City of Los Angeles, and the lighthouse that watches over the entrance to her harbor.
    that's a great piece of trivia there.... so now i finally have a name to that lighthouse shot! thanks.
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  4. #154
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    Currituck Lt

    Pictures taken from last week's vacation.

    Currituck Lt, in Corolla, NC Fast approaching storm cancelled the climb to the top right as we entered.

    Nikon D70, 18-70mm lens
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  5. #155
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    Bodie Island Lt

    Bodie Island Lt, Oregon Inlet, NC

    Nikon D70, 18-70mm lens. Not open for climbing.
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  6. #156
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    Cape Hatteras Lt

    Located in Buxton NC. Moved approx 2600 ft inland in 1999. My first climb since before the move.

    Nikon D70, 70-300mm lens
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    Additional Cape Hatteras Lt

    More pics of the Hatteras Lt.
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  8. #158
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    Really great shots. And thanks for the history on some of these. Cape Hatteras is a really famous light due to the tumultuous weather and sea/current conditions in the area. When I was stationed in Norfolk we used to take bets on what the sea conditions would be when we passed through the area. It could get unbelievabley rough in a very short time.

    Thanks again for the coast to coast coverage. Keep em coming.
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  9. #159
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    Beachy Head, Sussex, UK.




    A favourite spot for the suicidal as there is nothing to stop you falling off a cliff (or for the cliff to give way underneath you).
    Taken today with a Kodak DX7440.
    All the best, Paul.
    Kodak DC3200, CX6230, P850 + 0.7 W/A lens, P20 flash.
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  10. #160
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Snail
    Beachy Head, Sussex, UK.

    A favourite spot for the suicidal as there is nothing to stop you falling off a cliff (or for the cliff to give way underneath you).
    Taken today with a Kodak DX7440.
    I'll bet that light is a heck of a spot to be in a storm.
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