Sunday, August 18, 2013

Contendas Lighthouse - Terceira Island

Last year, on the Terceira Island, i've seen this lighthouse with Lurdes, we didn't visited it though. She sent me this card a few weeks ago. 

Photo by: Rodrigo Bento
The Contendas Lighthouse is located in the south-east corner of the island of Terceira, at Contendas Point,  in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.
The construction of the lighthouse began in 1930 and was  inaugurated on 1 February 1934. 
The lighthouse building complex consists of three spaces for lighthouse-keepers, two cisterns, an office and inspection room. The first floor terrace gives access to the tower, through two narrow openings, to the terrace, and from there to the dome structure, which is manufactured steel topped by a weathervane. The building, which is circled by a cornice and terrace, is painted white. The light terrace and the lamp housing atop the building are painted red. The structure is interspersed with square sash windows and sills. - in: wikipedia

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