Weekly Theme - Landmarks

by Bethany Plonski July. 12, 2019 184 views

Going with a landmark that literally marks the land: the Lighthouse on St. Simon's Island. This isn't the original one, which was built in 1810 - that was destroyed during the Civil War (by the Confederate troops, interestingly). This one was built in 1872 to replace it, and it's one of the few remaining lighthouses on the Georgia coast.

I took these early in the morning before we left on the last day, hoping for a sunrise backdrop. We're in the season of perpetual haze right now, so I didn't have much luck with colors, but the sky looked better once the sun came up.

I'd love to photoshop the flagpole out of the last one, but it's been a long, stressful week and right now I think I need a drink or a nap. Preferably both.

I've missed seeing what everyone is up to, but hopefully next week I'll have more free time. Hope you are all doing well!

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Nice work! I love lighthouses!
The flag pole is not a distraction, for me.
Cheers!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks, Jay! I love them too and think it must have been a pretty interesting life to be a lighthouse keeper way back when. smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 6 months ago

Great job if you're antisocial, don't like crowds & love to read, I'd guess...smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

laughing I think you just described my dream job! 
I wouldn't call myself antisocial, but the older I get, the more happy I am to go for days at a time without leaving my house or talking to people. smile Not because of any particular animosity. I just thoroughly enjoy peace and quiet.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 6 months ago

I agree with you on that flag pole smile But I love the pictures anyway

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 6 months ago

Haha thank you! One of these days I will clean it up, but right now I'm distracted by all the other vacation photos I still have to process. smile It takes quite a while!

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Björn Roose 1 year, 6 months ago

#1 is especially nice.

Living in Flanders - which has been a warzone for ages - I can tell you the reason why towers are often destroyed by the defending party: they are a great ... landmark for the attacking party to aim their artillery. If they now where the tower is and how far and where their goal is from that tower they don't need to see that goal. That is the reason why all church towers in Flanders are state property since Napoleon was here: the state can blow them up without any ado. Not very useful in modern warfare however smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 6 months ago

Thank you! That makes sense, and it's exactly why the Confederates destroyed the original one. Interesting that all of the church towers are state property!

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