Beachy Head Lighthouse


This is Beachy Head Lighthouse, East Sussex. I took this shot on a blustery day in May 2010, as scudding clouds created shadow patterns over the shallow water at the base of the chalk cliffs the lighthouse guards. The lighthouse was built in 1902, warning ships of the cliffs with a light at night and its bright stripes by day. In September, Trinity House announced that it could no longer justify the cost of painting the lighthouse, modern navigational aids making this precaution redundant. Needless to say, many people are reluctant to see the lighthouse fade to grey and a campaign has been running ever since to raise the funds to keep this iconic lighthouse beautiful.

21 thoughts on “Beachy Head Lighthouse

  1. Yes, nothing beats a good lighthouse. One would think some kind of project to help the long-term unemployed, or “green grants” or whatever, would serve multiple purposes here.

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