• Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Bay - Dover

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In this picture you can see the Langdon Searchlight Battery.

These Coastal Artillery Searchlights were built in WW2 to allow the illumination and identification of ships coming into an area of sea directly below the important cross-channel gun batteries. They are cut into the cliff face in Langdon Bay and are accessed by a passage hewn into the chalk. There were originally three emplacements, but the Western most one has been destroyed by a cliff fall. Unfortunately, the metal shutters in front of the surviving emplacements are rapidly deteriorating.

  1. Nigel_Jones 19 months ago | reply

    That's a long way down!

  2. Maggggie 19 months ago | reply

    Making me dizzy! Awesome!

  3. Riccardo Brig Casarico 19 months ago | reply

    Foto molto bella, complimenti !!

  4. Luca Bobbiesi 19 months ago | reply

    I like this shot!

  5. martamaseras 19 months ago | reply

    wooooonderful ! like it :-)

    congrats !

    Via Today's Explore at #313 on Fluidr

  6. KT Photography. 19 months ago | reply

    Paying for the 20 min ascent today !

  7. anandamoy 19 months ago | reply

    Congratulations on 'Explore'!
    This is a wonderful shot!

    A Composition.
    flic.kr/p/8Tf843

    Seen in “interesting photos from the last 7 days” and liked in first view.

  8. CameliaTWU 19 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot! Congratulations on Explore!

  9. J. Alias 19 months ago | reply

    breathtaking view!

  10. aignes 19 months ago | reply

    Congrats on Explore :)

    Via Flickr Explore

  11. gemini*jen 19 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture! Congrats on Explore!

  12. Jelltex 19 months ago | reply

    Worth going down to the battery though. I never get bored with the view from the cliffs; an excellent shot of Langdon Bay.

  13. mara zocolotte 19 months ago | reply

    This great capture was seen in:

    A Lot of Water

  14. Shakies Buddy 19 months ago | reply

    This great capture was seen in:

    A Lot of Water

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