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Svinøy is an island off the coast of Norway. Its name translates as ‘Swine Island’ because farmers used it as grazing ground for pigs during the summer months. Norwegian authorities wanted to build a lighthouse there from 1850 but found it difficult to transport materials and build on the island. ...
The white cliffs of Dover have inspired literature and songs for centuries in addition to drawing thousands of tourists every year. The South Foreland Lighthouse is one of the most famous Victorian landmarks of the area and offers some of the best views of this picturesque area. While most visitors ...
*Fascination and harmony on a tiny island* Lundy Island is one of England’s natural wonders – a small emanation that rises from the waves of the Bristol Channel just under five square kilometers in size. It has been populated since Neolithic times with old gravestones recently uncovered and dated to ...
*The Maritime History Hotel* Esopus Creek is one of the essential tributes of the Hudson River. When the Europeans began to settle in America, the creek soon became an important trade route for the natives and the newcomers. As the first 200 years of settlement fly-by we see towns and ...
Ålesund is a sea port in Norway and is home to a large concentration of Art Nouveau Architecture – an ostentatious style which utilizes sweeping organic forms and a harmony of shape popular in Europe in the early 20th Century. The town makes for a unique visit. But hang on; ...
*The Old Famous English Lighthouse* The bright chalk cliffs of Beachy Head rise 162 metres above sea level and create a dramatic setting for this hotel with a difference. Petitions were first made to build a lighthouse in the location in 1691 due to the large numbers of shipwrecks on ...
By 1874 it became clear that a lighthouse was needed to mark the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The US government, unable to find a suitable location for the lighthouse, took over East Brother Island. Using dynamite to level the island, they built a lighthouse that remains there to this ...
“Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes; Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise” (Robert Burns) Stranraer in South West Scotland has long been one of the main points of crossing between Ireland and Scotland. The Irish Sea can be tempestuous. Indeed 133 people died in ...
Not just the location for awesome Australian children’s program, Round the Twist lighthouses are also hotels. And they save lives too. Let’s hear it for lighthouses! This tower was active for over 75 years with parts of it dating back over 200 years when a huge flame was used to ...