Eckmühl lighthouse

by Tomie Poodle August. 22, 2011 4375 views

Le phare d'Eckmühl est un phare maritime situé sur la pointe de Saint-Pierre, à Penmarc'h, dans le Finistère en France. Il mesure plus de 60 mètres de haut. Il a été inauguré le 17 octobre 1897 et doit son nom au titre de noblesse de la donatrice qui l'a en grande partie financé. Il sécurise l'une des côtes les plus dangereuses de France en raison de ses nombreux récifs.

Ses murs sont entièrement bâtis en granite de Kersanton et la paroi interne de sa cage d'escaliers est recouverte de plaques d'opaline. C'est aujourd'hui l'un des monuments les plus visités du Finistère.

The Phare d'Eckmühl, also known as Point Penmarc'h Light or Saint-Pierre Light, is an active lighthouse in Penmarc'h, Finistère department, Brittany, France. At a height of 213 feet (65 m) it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world.
Funding came unexpectedly on 9 December 1892 when Adélaïde-Louise Davout, Marquise de Blocqueville, left substantial funds for the new tower in her will, provided the lighthouse was dedicated to the memory of her her father, the general Louis Nicolas Davout, who was “Prince d'Eckmühl”, a title he won after the Battle of Eckmühl. The tower was inaugurated on October 23, 1897.

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Christa 5 years, 9 months ago

J'adore les phares, mais celui-ci est un authentique palais fait de granite et opaline.... ce n'est pas surprenant qu'il existe encore aujourd'hui et si bien conservé!
Une belle histoire!

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Maud - Normandie - France 5 years, 9 months ago

Oui la dernière est jolie, mais j'aime aussi la 3 pour ses couleurs et la prise de vue.

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 9 months ago

I really like those series, a variety of shots. love the most # 7 !

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Sherij 5 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful post!!

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Yokai 5 years, 9 months ago

#3 is terrific !! Colors, composition, angle ・・・everything is excellent !!

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Jet28 5 years, 9 months ago

Fabulous set!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Andrea 5 years, 9 months ago

Superb set!

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Birthe 5 years, 9 months ago

Great shots of a beautiful landscape!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Andrealolita 5 years, 9 months ago

Great set!

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Darlene Foster 5 years, 9 months ago

What a great looking lighthouse and surrounding area!

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Marsha 5 years, 9 months ago

A set full of lovely and colorful views! Beautifully done, Max....and the lighthouse is an impressive structure!

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Kaitlyn 5 years, 9 months ago

#1 is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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Graham 5 years, 9 months ago

love the last one best but all together a great set

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Josy 5 years, 9 months ago

Granite et opaline : Gwenn ha du ! Tout un symbole.
Le sombre et la lumière irisée. Un écho de soi-même : le jour et lanuit, le noir et le blanc, le dur et le tendre, l'indestructible et le fragile.
Merci Max.

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Mallusatish Reddy 5 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful post love the last shot~!~

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Art Bee 5 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing the history along with your wonderful photos of this lighthouse and surroundings! I see Tomie is exploring the area as well.....hahaha

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Gonia 5 years, 9 months ago

tres beaux! le derniere le plus!

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Breizh 5 years, 9 months ago

Hé hé Tomie ... Le charme des "pirates bigoudènes" te trouble ! Je pique la der en fav ! Bravo , superbe :-))

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