Thursday, August 20, 2009

Turtle Rock Light


This light house is right next to the Viking statue on Boathouse Row , and was built in 1887 to aid traffic on the Schuylkill River.
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38 comments:

Sunny said...

I like the building as well as the lighthouse.
Sunny :)

Photo Cache said...

I love the name Turtle Rock, it just slides off the tongue beautifully.

What lovely images you showed. Plenty of history too.

Regina said...

Beautiful tower and skies. Great shots as always.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing blue sky! This tower is charming. A neat place!
Great idea and shot!Congrats James!
God bless you
Léia

Thom said...

I love light houses. There's just something magical about them. :) Aloha

itsnotjustapicture said...

happy thursday james.
thanks for dropping by my blogs and leaving such kind comments. glad you enjoy my snaps.

so like your two lighthouse captures today...unusual lighthouse in its composition but, that's what makes it all the more interesting, at least i think so :)

i will be in pa in mid september...attending annual picnic of my publishing company at atglen.

have a fab weekend.

Texas Travelers said...

I like lighthouses and I haven't seen this one,
Thanks for sharing
Nice swf.

come visit,
Troy

Eric SomeSkyMoments said...

Great post, love the colors and love the clouds!! Well done!

Have a nice SWF

Vita Stunder said...

Great post James, lovley colours!

Have a great friday :)
Anna

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Wow, the photo was fantastic. Loved the clouds! I had never seen this lighthouse before, its amazing.

storyteller said...

Love the perspective in the first photo and the 'contextual' view of the second! Nifty post. I'm sharing Colorful Evening Beach Views this week at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Gaelyn said...

Nice sky behind that wonderful lighthouse and building.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The lighthouse keeper has a nice house!

JOE TODD said...

There really is something special about a lighthouse

Lois said...

What a gorgeous SkyWatch! That is a nice house.

Carol said...

Nice shots, James...that's quite a house...I followed the links,but didn't see what the house is used for...

Jacob said...

Great shots, James. Now, I really feel like I missed something!

Hey, I know about back operations! Years ago. Laminectomy. Not fun. But, no real problems since...well, except for a couple of times. Just have to be very careful.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots as always, James! And what a lovely building!

Do be careful and take care of yourself!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

AKO said...

A very interesting buliding and surrounded by these clouds it looks even better. Snyggt! :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very clever WOW factor this one James. I love the enhancement of the above picture. A picture with a skyview!

B SQUARED said...

That is not like any light house I have ever seen. It is more like a house with a big light.

LV said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos. I really like the lighthouse as well as the sky. Job well done!

J Bar said...

great shots
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Debbie said...

I love pictures of light houses. These are very nice.

Pam said...

This is quite a unique and beautiful lighthouse. I love the architecture of the lovely house, it almost mimics an Ark :D

Blessings back at ya, James

Hilda said...

Was that the lighthouse keeper's home? It's huge! I like how it seems to wrap around the lighthouse.

Hildred and Charles said...

A very unique lighthouse, - lovely photo.

chrome3d said...

It would be so cool to have an own lighthouse attached to my house and do skywatching from there. You showed it so lovingly.

lazyclick said...

Lovely shots.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos, the first one really draws me toward it.
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Tash said...

Gorgeous lighthouse!!! Terrific photographs.
I was just over in Delaware and visited the base of the Fenwick Island lighthouse. It's surrounded by the town now but it still keeps it's charm.

Arija said...

The frst shot of the ligth house is just beautiful against the sky. The second makes me want to allpy for the keeper's job so I get to live in that beautiful house!

Yoork said...

Wow, what a gorgeous building. It's buildings in this design (colonialism? Neo-colonialism?) that comes to mind when I think of "America."

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful building and lighthouse, you was right posting the detail of the tower.

Sistertex said...

I love lighthouses. Beautiful sky shot to be sure, the structure of the lighthouse really contrasts with the sky. Stunning.

Lorac said...

i have always like lighthouses since I was a child vacationing by the ocean. I go out of my way to find them . Both great pics!

Malyss said...

One of my dreams would be to spend holidays in a lighthouse; I love them;They have a wonderful and interesting architecture.

Sally in WA said...

This is a lovely little lighthouse!