Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located inside the Cabrillo Monument National Park. It was used as a beacon for ships and as a home to the keepers for 36 years staring in 1855. At 422 feet above sea level, sometimes fog and clouds obscured the light, so a new lighthouse was built further down the hill and closer to the water. There was a wedding taking place when I visited and if you enlarge the photo you can see the bride's veil afloat in the wind and the (other) photographer getting shots of the wedding party. Happy 3rd Birthday to Simon!


Blogger Stu "El Inglés" Harris said...

As you look at this scene, give yourself a frisson by realising that nuclear weapons are stored in underground tunnels very close to this site. Many of the US Navy's Trident II submarines are based right there, and their equipment, including nuclear missiles targetted on [who knows these days?] would have been under Felicia's feet as she took that picture.

Wed Aug 23, 04:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger edwin s said...

very nice! and happy birthday to little Simon too!

Wed Aug 23, 11:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lisi said...

wow, I like that place but have never heard about what Stu "El Inglés" Harris mentioned...but it's a nice photo anyhow. have fun with little simon ;-)

Thu Aug 24, 03:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kim said...

Felicia, this photo is especially lovely, and meaningful to me in that my father's ashes were spread at sea within sight of this light house. He saw it many times as he sailed in and out of the area in his Navy days. Stu's comments are pretty sobering. SD and so many of the CA coastal areas are saturated with military equipment and operations that we know little about.
Happy third B-Day to the fine young gentleman. May your birthday wish come true!

Thu Aug 24, 12:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Nice picture. A lighthouse seems a sensible and cautious setting for the start of a marriage... :)

Fri Aug 25, 12:27:00 AM PDT  

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