Red LightHouse

Red LightHouse


A little bit of information for this shot : This is another shot taken on Belle-Ile. I took it in July on top of the "Phare de Goulphar" or Goulphar lighthouse. This lighthouse is also called "Grand phare de Kervilahouen". This light house was built in 1836 and plans were made by the french physicist Augustin Fresnel. It is entirely built with granite blocks, wich had  to be brought by boat, because granite doesn't exist on Belle-Ile island. The Goulphar lighthouse is one of the most powerful lighthouses in France. Its light is visible up to 26 miles (around 48 kilometers) away. After climbing its 247 steps that bring you about 52 meters above the ground (and 92 meters above the ocean), you'll have a fantastic view of Belle-Ile and the coast of Britanny, from Le Croisic to Lorient.

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