Thursday, December 9, 2010

Donkin Lighthouse

The old Hill Lighthouse, also known as the Donkin Lighthouse on the Donkin Reserve in Port Elizabeth.  The lighthouse was built in 1861 but was taken out of commission in the mid 1900's due to the fact that the lights of the city behind it made it impossible for ships to spot it's light.  A new light was erected out on the North End coastline to warn ships.

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7 comments:

  1. It looks so modern for its age.

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  2. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

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    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 22

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  3. A beautiful, streamlined lighthouse reaching to a clear blue sky! Lovely photo!

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  4. Interesting photo , I like the simplicity of it.

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  5. Very pretty light you have captured in this photo.
    Lucky "they" didn't pull it down - quite a grand old building. I have this ambition to visit all the lighthouses along our coast one day!

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  6. The light house looks well taken care,nice sky shot.

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