What is it about lighthouses that draws people? People collect lighthouses figurines. People paint and draw lighthouses. People will stop to photograph a lighthouse even when there could be something else more interesting which they did not even notice in the shadow of that mystical, lonely, stark looking building poking the sky.
I think it is the romance, mystery, history and the feeling of adventure – surviving storms at sea and pounding waves. The idea of steadfast lighthouse keepers, daring rescues and pirates hiding their treasure exposed in the roving splash of a beam of light.
They are kind of fun to draw. Even more fun to be down at the water, hearing it, smelling it.
Photo Galleries of Lighthouses:
- Lighthouse Trek
- Lighthouse Lovers
- Scenic Lighthouses
- Lighthouse Gallery
- Lighthouses of the World
- Lighthouses of the World– Second group with the same name.
- Lighthouses Worldwide
- Universal Lighthouses
- Rock (Really Remote) Lighthouses of the World
- Lighthouses and Beacons in Europe
- Canadian Lighthouses
- Great Lakes Lighthouses
- Irish Lighthouses
- British Lighthouses
- South African Lighthouses
- Australia Lighthouses
- Icelandic Lighthouses
- Lighthouse in Japan
Lighthouses as Art:
Lighthouses Visited/ Documented:
- World Lighthouse Society
- Lighthouse Friends: Documenting lighthouses in the US and some in Canada too.
- Lighthouse Baggers: Lighthouse enthusiasts/ explorers on Flickr.
- Lighthouse News
- American Lighthouse Foundation
- United States Lighthouse Society
- Lighthouse Enthusiasts Headquarters
- Haunted Lighthouses Page
- Haunted Lighthouses, Legends and Lore
- About.com: Haunted Lighthouses
- The Lighthouse Guides
- Lighthousing.net: Forums
- Association of Lighthouse Keepers
- Lighthouses of Australia
- The Lighthouse Directory
- Sea the Lights.com
- Lighthouse Central