Note – This was originally posted to a friend’s site which has been taken down. The links have not been checked since 2015.
What is it about lighthouses that draws people? People collect lighthouses figurines. People paint and draw lighthouses. People will stop to photograph a lighthouse even when there could be something else more interesting which they did not even notice in the shadow of that mystical, lonely, stark looking building poking the sky.
I think it is the romance, mystery, history and the feeling of adventure – surviving storms at sea and pounding waves. The idea of steadfast lighthouse keepers, daring rescues and pirates hiding their treasure exposed in the roving splash of a beam of light.
They are kind of fun to draw. Even more fun to be down at the water, hearing it, smelling it.
Photo Galleries of Lighthouses:
- Lighthouse Trek
- Lighthouse Lovers
- Scenic Lighthouses
- Lighthouse Gallery
- Lighthouses of the World
- Lighthouses of the World– Second group with the same name.
- Lighthouses Worldwide
- Universal Lighthouses
- Rock (Really Remote) Lighthouses of the World
- Lighthouses and Beacons in Europe
- Canadian Lighthouses
- Great Lakes Lighthouses
- Irish Lighthouses
- British Lighthouses
- South African Lighthouses
- Australia Lighthouses
- Icelandic Lighthouses
- Lighthouse in Japan
Lighthouses as Art:
Lighthouses Visited/ Documented:
- World Lighthouse Society
- Lighthouse Friends: Documenting lighthouses in the US and some in Canada too.
- Lighthouse Baggers: Lighthouse enthusiasts/ explorers on Flickr.
- Lighthouse News
- American Lighthouse Foundation
- United States Lighthouse Society
- Lighthouse Enthusiasts Headquarters
- Haunted Lighthouses Page
- Haunted Lighthouses, Legends and Lore
- About.com: Haunted Lighthouses
- The Lighthouse Guides
- Lighthousing.net: Forums
- Association of Lighthouse Keepers
- The Lighthouse Directory
- Sea the Lights.com
- Lighthouse Central