Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, January 31 - February 6, 2016: Kõpu, Estonia

I wondered to myself, "Does Estonia have lighthouses?"   And the answer is, yes, it does.  I quickly found the unique-looking Kõpu lighthouse. Here's more about it:

Spotting History: Kõpu lighthouse

Interesting tidbits:

- It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, having been in continuous use since its completion in 1531.

- Due to its enduring popularity and memorable shape, it is often used as a symbol of Hiiumaa [an island in the Baltic Sea]. A major tourist attraction, the tower has been open for tourists since 1999.

Pictures (there are a lot on the Web):

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