When I searched with the phrase "upside-down lighthouse", I didn't know what would be found, if anything would be found at all.
What was found was the Rathlin West lighthouse in Ireland. I have to admit, the upside-down subscription is apt. I could also term it the "headless lighthouse".
Here's more about it:
Great Lighthouses of Ireland: Rathlin West, Antrim (includes locator map)
It's considered one ot Ireland's 11 Great Lighthouses.
Height doesn't mean much here, so let's go with the trivia on the page:
- The lighthouse was built into the cliff face between 1912 and 1917. A special pier and an inclined railway from the pier to the cliff top had to be built to facilitate the lighthouse’s construction.
- The light was first exhibited in 1919.
- Lightkeepers lived in the lighthouse until it was automated in 1983.
- The lighthouse’s fog signal, dubbed the ‘Rathlin Bull’, could be heard from more than 30km away. It was removed in 1995 after 70 years’ service.
And so... the pictures.
|The Headless Lighthouse on the headland|