Monday, October 26, 2009

Split Rock Lighthouse

A few weeks back I had a day off so I decided to head north to take some pictures of the fall color. I ended up on the north shore of Lake Superior so I decided to head over to the Split Rock Lighthouse to take some pics. Now I know that many of you come to this blog because you love nature, like I do, but I have always had a fascination with lighthouses so when ever I get a chance I like to stop up at Split Rock.
These two pics where shot from different angles. The first pic was taken from below, down by the lake. The shot above was taken from one of the neighboring bluffs. Imagine what life was like for the lighthouse crew back before there were roads in the area. People as well as supplies traveled to the lighthouse via boat across the lake and then had to be hoisted up the cliff face. With my fear of heights I probably would not have made any visits back then.

15 comments:

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

This is spectacular! I have not seen a picture of this lighthouse before. What a great angle!

madcobug said...

Beautiful shots. I love pictures of lighthouse although I have never seen one myself. Helen

Carver said...

Those are great shots of the lighthouse.

Martha Z said...

A beautiful lighthouse. Interesting to see it from two very different angles.

Sylvia K said...

I have a "thing" about lighthouses, too, and this one is fabulous! Also like you, I'm not sure I would have wanted to be hoisted up the face of that cliff!! Fantastic shots!!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

bettyl said...

I have always adored lighthouses! Thanks for these wonderful views.

J Bar said...

Fantastic shots.
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sweet bay said...

What a spectacular setting for a lighthouse.

Mike said...

Very picturesque!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, your photos of the lighthouse and the bluff are wodnerful. I would love to be standing there.

Lilli & Nevada said...

It always amazes me how they build lighthouses so close to a cliff, Nice scene

The Explorer said...

this one is really a nice lighthouse. the color of it is nice in the eyes. simple but elegant for me

serline said...

I have always been fascinated with lighthouses and It will be great to be able to stay in places like these! ...

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

That is very pretty. I like the colors and how subdued they seem to be.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed your photos and the story behind them. I would not care to be at the edge of that cliff, either.