South African lighthouses were so appealing last week, ending up with the Cape Agulhas light as the featured location, that I figured I might as well go back there this week.
I was going to go with Donkin Hill, but after I saw one image from Robben Island, I decided Donkin Hill has to wait a week.
The reason I chose Robben Hill is the amazing view of Cape Town across the water that it possesses.
(And the fact that this island is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many long years.)
(And the fact that this was the first location of a coastal light signal in all of South Africa.)
Cape Town Heritage: Robben Island Lighthouse
"The Robben Island lighthouse was built in 1864 by Joseph Flack. It is 18 metres (59 ft) high and was converted to electricity in 1938. It is the only South African lighthouse to utilise a flashing light instead of a revolving light. The light is visible for 24 nautical miles."
Robben Island (from Lighthouses of South Africa, a relatively ancient Web site)
The classic shot
Just the lighthouse
The lighthouse, the island, and Cape Town, all on a book cover
Just the view