Friday, January 25, 2013

Once the light shone...

Skies round McCrae lighthouse on the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay.
The original McCrae Lighthouse was a timber structure built in 1854.
 After years of service, it was dismantled in sections and transported by bullock wagon to the top of nearby Arthurs Seat to be used as a lookout.
The present day lighthouse, built in England in 1874 by Chance Brothers & Co of Birmingham, was transported to Australia by sea and erected on this site in 1883.
The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1994, following modernisation of other navigational aids in Port Phillip Bay.

There was once a light
Beaming bright across the bay
Now there's just a shell

Another view of the McCrae lighthouse
- surrounded by yacht masts -
appears HERE on my Greyscale Territory blog.

Linking to:
SkyWatch Friday



HansHB said...

Lovely blue colour, a great sky-composition!

eileeninmd said...

Love the view of the sky and lighthouse. Wonderful angle. Happy Skywatching!

Steffi said...

Great photos and interesting post for SWF,Gemma!Have a nice weekend!

Jim said...

Interesting subject.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post and great captures, Gemma!! Always love your beautiful blue, blue skies! Have a lovely weekend!

Photo Cache said...

interesting post. lovely blue sky.

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a sad haiku, Gemma. I love lighthouses, and found the story of this one's construction fascinating. The second shot, without the wires, is lovely, but my favourite has to be on your other site, the one with all the masts. I'm a sucker for sailboats.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It may be only a shell, but what an intriguing shell it is!

LV said...

It is sad when time takes away beauty.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine looking lighthouse. They are places of interest and mystery.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's something really sad about an abandoned lighthouse don't you think Gemma?

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