"Even tall towers are small, when seen by the eye of an eagle."
(Joachim Ringelnatz)

 

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Lighthouse Westerheversand

Lighthouse Westerheversand, Westerhever, Germany

The lighthouse Westerheversand is the landmark of the peninsula Eiderstedt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is well-known one of the most frequently photographed lighthouses in Germany. The 40m tall tower is located on a dwelling mount close to Westerhever, about 1 km outside of the sea dike. The tower was built in 1906 and started to work in 1908. It can be seen from a distance of 55 km, so even from Helgoland at good weather.

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Stormy Lighthouse

Location: Ahndelweg, 25881 Westerhever

GPS 54.373366, 8.640030

Camera: Canon EOS5D Mark III

Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Date: April 27, 2016, 2:25pm

Exif: 88mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/1250 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Neist Point Lighthouse

Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Nest Point is the most western point of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. On the small peninsula a 19m tall lighthouse was constructed in 1909. The best photos can be taken from the cliffs right to the parking lot. The sun is setting on the right side of Neist Point, illuminating the rock in very soft light during the golden hour. In 1971 the lighthouse was declared listed monument of Category B.         

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Neist Point Lighthouse

Location:  Waterstein, Glendale, Isle of Skye IV55 8WT, Vereinigtes Königreich

GPS 57.429784, -6.784449

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Filter: B+W ND3.0 1000x

Date: September 26, 2016, 7:16pm

Exif: 28mm, f/8, ISO 100, 30 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Farol de Felgueiras

Farol de Felgueiras, Porto, Portugal

Farol de Felguieras is a 10m tall lighthouse in Porto, Portugal. Built in 1886 it is located at the end of the Mole Felguieras in the water mouth of river Duoro into the Atlantic Ocean. The octagonal tower, made out of granite, is rather unimposing. It is rather known by the spectacular breaking of waves. No, this photo is not fake! The outside curved wall at the end of the mole is the root cause of the waves breaking very high. You can stay at the end of the mole without danger. Only some spray in your face, the rest remains rather dry. That day, when I was in Porto, weather was sunny, no wind, and waves were small, still I was able to take these impressive photos. You just need to be patient. During my stay of one hour I witnessed three waves of this magnitude. With bad weather and higher waves, I can imagine the spray easily surpassing the height of the tower by factor two. 

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Farol de Felgueiras

Location: Av. de Dom Carlos I, Porto, Portugal

GPS 41.148070, -8.674445

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Date: March 15, 2017, 5:34pm

Exif: 32mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/1250 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Lighthouse Flügge

Lighthouse Flügge, Fehmarn, Germany

The lighthouse Flügge is a octagonal brick tower in the south-west of the island Fehmarn in Germany. The tower was built in 1916 and with a height of 38 m its fire can be seen from a distance of 33 km. Visitors can climb the lighthouse. The photo shows the staircase from beneath, which was restored in 2009.    

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Staircase to heaven

Location: Hof Flügge 1, 23769 Fehmarn

GPS 54.440924, 11.017623

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Date: October 9, 2018  3:03pm

Exif: 20mm, f/8, ISO 800, 0,3 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Pilsum Lighthouse

Pilsum Lighthouse, Germany

The 12m tall Pilsum lighthouse is standing on the dike of the North Sea close to the town Pilsum in Ostfriesland, Germany. It is famous in Germany, not alone due to the film "Otto - Der Außerfriesische". The landmark of Ostfriesland was constructed in 1891 as one of five lighthouses at the river Unter-Ems, connecting the town Emden with the North Sea. The lighthouse is inactive since 1919.  

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Pilsumer Leuchtturm

Location: Zum Alten Leuchtturm, 26736 Krummhörn

GPS 53.497950, 7.045672

Camera: Canon EOS M6

Lens: EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Date: April 20, 2019, 3:52pm

Exif: 15mm, f/10, ISO 100, 1/800 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Molinos de Consuegra

Molinos de Consuegra, Spain

The wind mills of Consuegra are located on a hill in the village Consuegra, in the middle of the Spanish region La Mancha, approx. 130 km south of Madrid. It is told that Cervantes was inspired by the buildings of the 16th century to his novel Don Quijote. In the book, the hero, together with his faithful squire Sancho Panza, is fighting against these windmills, which he believes are ferocious giants.

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Don Quijote's Wind Mills

Location: Calle Castillo, 45700 Consuegra, Toledo, Spanien

GPS 39.452994,-3.607664

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: EF24-105mm f/4 IS USM

Date: September 24, 2014, 4:22pm

Exif: 92mm, f/10, ISO 100, 1/320 sec. 

© Christian Twehues

Molen De Adriaan

Molen De Adriaan, Harlem, The Netherlands

The wind mill "de Adriaan" was built in 1779. In 1932 it burned down to the ground, the reason for the fire was never clarified. The municipality of Harlem tried several times to reconstruct the mill, but failed every time due to a lack of funds. Only in 1999 they succeeded to finance the reconstruction, which finished in 2002. The fully functioning wind mill is a tourist attraction and after 70 years of absence again the landmark of Harlem.   

 

Link: Wikipedia

 

Photo: 

Title: Molen De Adriaan (1779)

Location: Papentorenvest 1, 2011 AV Haarlem, Niederlande

GPS 52.383796, 4.642745

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Filter: B+W ND3.0 1000x

Date: March 5, 2019  3:02pm

Exif: 16mm, f/8, ISO 100, 8 sec. 

© Christian Twehues


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