Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cape Egmont Lighthouse - New Zealand

Sonja really wanted one of my cards and asked if i'd like to trade with her. I said yes and this was the card i chose. A volcano and a lighthouse, just great!!

© Oliver Bolch

The card was sent from Germany but it shows Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Mt. Taranaki, an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. The 2518-metre-high mountain is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. Because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji, Taranaki provided the backdrop for the movie The Last Samurai.

Cape Egmont Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Cape Egmont in the Taranaki Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is owned and operated by Maritime New Zealand. The light was manufactured by Simpson & Co., Pimlico, London, in 1864 and erected on Mana Island to the north west of Porirua in 1865 and in 1877 the light was dismantled and moved to Cape Egmont.

The light was fully automated in 1986. - in: wikipedia