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The Pillar Lighthouse

By corin45
The lighthouse on legs in Burnham-on-sea.
After the Pillar Lighthouse building was completed it was found that too low a vantage point had been chosen to take into account the massive rise and fall of the tides, so a lighthouse on legs was built in 1832 to complement the tower lighthouse.
Reactivated (inactive 1969-1996), it provides a white flash every 7.5seconds plus a directional light (white, red, or green depending on direction) The light is shown through a window.
The lighthouse is painted white with a single vertical red stripe on its front face and is 9m tall with a conical roof and mounted on 9 timber pilings.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: keithh, Soom, Ade_Osman and 35 more

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Comments


Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
19 Nov 2005 11:06AM
Well you've certainly done it justice here.....Good work.

Ade

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Soom 11 1 England
19 Nov 2005 11:06AM
Great shot and love the info too. Well done for providing the interest in and behind the shot.

Soom
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
19 Nov 2005 11:13AM
Nice composition,good detail.thanks for sharing the history.
janet
19 Nov 2005 11:20AM
Very nice shot with good thoughtful composition
John
19 Nov 2005 11:23AM
Looks like a giant space robot invading our seaside!
Beautiful sky and light.

Simon
lloydy 11 18 Wales
19 Nov 2005 11:24AM
Great shot,
Pete
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
19 Nov 2005 11:27AM
This is lovely Steve, wonderful colour and light

Mari Smile
ericfaragh 12 132 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2005 11:30AM
Striking colour, nice composition.
corin45 12
19 Nov 2005 11:42AM
Thanks for your comments.

Steve
pcjackso Junior Member 11 7
19 Nov 2005 12:12PM
Lovely shot,super colours and lighting
Pauline
mizpol 13 37
19 Nov 2005 12:15PM
Really fab lighting and quality of pic.
Spooky1 10
19 Nov 2005 1:17PM
Weirdest lighthouse I ever saw. What a great pic. Great reflection of colour presumably from the sun as it is meant to be painted white!!!!!! Like it!!

Susanne. X
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2005 5:00AM
great shot-well done
gajj 12 32
20 Nov 2005 6:48AM
Love it!
Regards,
Jan
creative_sara 12 647
20 Nov 2005 8:38AM
beautiful lighting, I know this place well.
foot_loose 12 113
20 Nov 2005 9:29AM
Striking image

Peter
gwyn h 12 432
20 Nov 2005 10:52AM
A most unusual lighthouse Steve, beautifully shot.

Gwyn
Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
20 Nov 2005 11:40AM
Well crafted image Steve, the light is gorgeous

Rob
nigelsharman 14 30 England
21 Nov 2005 7:32AM
Beautiful lighting, excellent image..last time I was here it was blowing a gale, sand everywhere.

Nigel.
redmist 10 11 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2005 3:54PM
Excellent capture and a dramatic scene full of colour. Well done Steve.

Carl

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