Monday, April 10, 2017

Lighthouse of the Week, April 9-15, 2017: Kallur Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

This week's lighthouse was chosen with the inspiration of Bing, which had the lighthouse as one of its daily featured images.   Though small, it is impressively situated.

It is in the Faroe Islands, far-flung islands that are north of Scotland and west of Norway.

Here's a site with some fabulous pictures. As you can see, not a lot of people live here.

Kallur Lighthouse and Fascinating Landscape of Kalsoy, the Faroe Islands

The Lighthouse Directory has the entire Faroe Islands:  Lighthouses of the Faroe Islands 

The stats aren't that impressive:  "Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with one red horizontal band."   A lighthouse has been there in 1893, which is fairly impressive.

It's the location that is truly impressive.

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