Wednesday, January 02, 2008


For 2006, I was given an Escher calendar which I brought to work. Last year, I didn't have a monthly calendar at work--and it drove me nuts!--so this year, I brought one in. Each month has a photo of a different lighthouse. As I did in 2006, I'm going to post the same (or a similar) photo at the beginning of each month.

This is January:
The lighthouse of Westerheversand is situated on the German North Sea coast in the northern part of the peninsula of Eiderstedt.

Work on the lighthouse began in 1906.

The lighthouse itself is constructed of hundreds of pre-manufactured plates of cast iron. The light was finally lit for the first time in 1908. The light has a total of nine white, red and green sectors ... with a range of 21 nautical miles.

The two keepers['] houses were used until 1978 when the station was automated. Today the quarters are used by the Wattenmeer National Park and a university.

The Westereversand Lighthouse is believed to be the most photographed German Lighthouse and its image can be found on advertisements and book covers throughout the nation. Information and photo by Karl-Heinz Gaida of Hamburg, Germany.
I think this is the lighthouse Beast's grandmother depicted in the oil painting we have at home.

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