01 March 2010

Celtophile Monday

Ran across this nice page of Scottish lighthouses. This is Bell Rock, one of many designed and built by the Stevenson family. Author Robert Louis Stevenson belonged to this family. This is a good book about them: The Lighthouse Stevensons.







Also Irish lighthouses.This one is Hook Head, which my husband and I visited a few years ago on rare, clear October day. Some sort of beacon has existed on this spot since about 450 A.D., making it one of the oldest (if not the oldest) lighthouse sites in the world!

Related site: Commissioners of Irish Lights





And here we have beacons in Wales. This one is Porthcawl.











Cornwall, of course, has its share! This one is Tater Du, near Penzance on the south Cornwall coast.

3 comments:

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Love these pictures. One day I want to see a lighthouse up close!!

Carolan Ivey said...

Wouldn't it be fun to do a lighthouse tour of Scotland? :)

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

OMG! your killing me now. That would be grand to do, but I'd be luck to get to see one here in the USA