Guiding sea travellers home from long journeys and a welcome landmarks on our rugged coastlines, the light houses have had a long and valued service in our communities, which may be short lived, as we develop into a more mechanised and electronic community, the lighthouse is seen as a relic that is longer of viable service, almost all are now unmanned, except for those at a tourist venue, and the hardy men and women that lived and worked in the harsh environment, are sadly a thing of the past.
I love a good light house, maybe as I too am a relic of the past, but as a beacon of light to welcome home travellers, I think there can be no better sight.
I am obviously not alone in loving the humble lighthouse, as there are many to be found on Folksy, here are just a few in my Beacon-tastic gallery!
Please just click on the picture, to find your way lit to more wonderful aspects of these gorgeous lighthouses!
I hope you have found my Folksy Friday illuminating!