This lighthouse sits on a beautiful point of land approximately 2.5 km south of the town of Lagos, Portugal in the Barlavento region of the Algarve. Ponta da Piedade (Point of Piety) is a popular tourist stop with beautiful sandstone cliffs and sandstone towers being much photographed. The lighthouse itself is active dates to 1913. Prior to that time a chapel sat at the location. Photos were taken in April 2013.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This schoolhouse style light sits on a high bluff overlooking the east side of the entrance to the harbour of Portimao, Portugal. It is actually on the Ferragudo side of the harbour. The lighthouse dates to 1893 and is now dwarfed by a large communications tower built directly to the east of the lighthouse. These somewhat distant photos taken in April 2013.
The Lagos West Mole Light is located on a jetty at the west side entrance to the channel to the harbour at the town of Lagos, Portugal. It is a pyramidal shaped concrete structure and is striped red and white. The green and white east mole light can be seen as well in the bottom photo. Photos taken in April 2013.
These two lights sit on long jettys that mark the entrance to the harbour at Portimão, Portugal. The west mole light is red and white stripes while the east mole light is dark green and white. Photos taken in April 2013.
This light which is situated in the fortress Castillo de San Sebastián at the south end of the Bay of Cadiz is an impressive 121' skeletal tower. It dates to 1913 however it is believed that there was a station here as early as the late 1700's. The fortress is joined to the city by a long easily walkable jetty. Unfortunately when I visited in April 2013 and photographed the light, the fortress was closed to the public, "undergoing renovations". A previous light (circa 1855) on the site was a 128' stone tower that was demolished by the Spanish at the time of the Spanish American War.
This impressive light sits on a point of land on the west side of Casablanca approximately 1.5 km from the Hassan II Mosque and 4 km from the main port. It is also known as the Pointe d'el-Hank lighthouse. The light, that dates to 1919 (although there was a station at this point as early as 1905), stands 161' tall and remains active. Unfortunately due to time constraints I was only able to photograph the light from a distance and while on the bus. Photos were taken in April 2013.
This active light is located on Léon y Castillo wharf in the container ship terminal in the Port of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.It is also known as the Dique del Generalissimo Franco Light. It is situated at the far south end of the container ship wharf adjacent to the main harbour. Photos were taken in April 2013.
This light which dates to 1863 sits in the main harbour at Santa Cruz de Tenerife adjacent to the busy ferry terminals. The light has been inactive since 1954 and historic photos suggest it was moved from its original location on a jetty during reconstruction of the port. It is in very fine condition and is easily accessible by foot. Photos were taken in April 2013.
This minor light is located at the end of the main breakwater for the port at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Photos taken in April 2013.
This minor light is located on the harbour side at the end of the main breakwater in the harbour at Funchal, the largest city on the Island of Madeira, and the island's capital. There is a second similarly painted tower on the sea side of the breakwater which appears to be for communication. Photos taken in April 2013.