Intérieur bleu de ses carrelages pour l'éclairage ....

It is the location of the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe, and the tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world.

 

The lighthouse is 82.5 metres (271 ft) tall, made of blocks of granite. The external face is a truncated cone; the interior face is cylindrical, lined with 12,500 opaline glass tiles made by Saint-Gobain. There are five steps to the front door; inside, 360 steps of stone and 32 of iron lead to the lamp platform. The electric lamp was installed in 1952 on the original mechanical turning plate, sitting in a bath of mercury. The plate was replaced with an electric motor in 1983. The lamp has four lenses with a focal length of 0.5m. The twin beam gives a white flash every 5 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles (50 km; 31 mi). Electrical generators were installed in 1959, supplemented in 1967–1994 by two wind turbines. The light and rotation are switched activated automatically by a photoelectric sensor. Although the lightouse is automated, the site is still manned.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8Ele_Vierge

  • ∗~Lucryso ♫ 5y

    Un vertige qui fait le jaret .... ;-D
  • Joss-Linn Gagné 5y

    Magnifique !
  • Branche de houx 5y

    Quel bel escalier !
  • Rosemary29570 5y

    This looks like a great place to visit - super photo - the eye is drawn right to the centre. Thank you for your comments on my Ouessant Lighthouse. We just missed each other!! Next time maybe!
    Cela ressemble à un grand endroit à visiter - superbe photo - le regard est attiré vers le centre. Merci pour vos commentaires sur mon phare d'Ouessant. Nous avons manqué l'autre de quelques jours! La prochaine fois peut-être!
  • ∗~Lucryso ♫ 5y

    Rosemary29570
    Merci !!!

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  • Cathy Breizh 5y

    Wow !!!! Le bel escargot !
  • Olivier DUVAL 3y

    génial cette perspective, wow
  • ∗~Lucryso ♫ 3y

  • Massimo Battesini 3y

    Bella profondità di campo e bella prospettiva!
    Buona Pasqua.

  • Chris Wright 3y

    J'ai monte le phare d'Eckmuhl il-y-a 20 annees. L'escalier etait tres vertigineux!
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