Tungenes Fyr

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Comments (18)

Amelia Royan on March 22, 2009

Tungenes Fyr is situated in the municipality of Randaberg, and was built in 1828. It ceased to be an operating lighthouse in 1984, but it has protected status under the Cultural Heritage Act.

Amelia Royan on March 22, 2009

This was the day when you were with me Mira, and we collected shells and listened to the waves and the oyster catchers :)

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 22, 2009

Can't wait Mira - I hope I haven't given you my cold :)

It's a nice old lighthouse Billy, but I think the Cultural Heritage people need to spend some money on the upkeep of the outside. It was a grey day, but the light was amazing considering :)

Wolfgang Wodeck on March 22, 2009

Hallo Amelia, I can deduct as important and necessary structure for this lighthouse.

This picture is wonderful, and it is good to know this place through your photo, thank to sharing it.

Best wishes, Wolfgang

Ge Ko on March 22, 2009

Amelia, a photo that I like very much. The picture has a basic color. This shows us the harshness of this country.

It is wonderful that the buildings are historically protected.

A nice evening from Germany to Norway,

Ge Ko

Nick Weall on March 22, 2009

It seems bleak and lonely, albeit that the dull red adds welcome colour and the solitary bird on the top of the beacon roof. There are curtains in the lighthouse part of the building, might it still be occupied? The picture presents a ruggedness that is pleasing. ciao nick

Amelia Royan on March 22, 2009

Good morning Wolfgang, until 1984 this was a working lighthouse and there is a lot of shipping round this rather dangerous point. The new beacon now does the job :)

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 22, 2009

Hello Ge Ko, you are right, it is a harsh area and sometimes it's almost impossible to stand up. That day the sea was in a very quiet mood.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 23, 2009

Hi Nick, It can be bleak indeed here, but although today's photo looks grey, it was a lovely day to be there - calm seas - and very little noise. Sometimes it's impossible to stand up or hear yourself speak. It is still occupied, although it is no longer used as a lighthouse, the job has been taken over by this one. On Sundays you get a cup of coffee and a bun there :)

Greetings, Amelia

Eva Kaprinay on March 23, 2009

BEAUTIFUL Amelia Greetings Eva

Amelia Royan on March 23, 2009

Hello Eva, it was a grey day here in Norway, but I'm so pleased you like the wild beauty of this lighthouse.

Greetings, Amelia

Mário Nelson on March 23, 2009

Uhhaaauuuu!!!! Fantastic photo! Regards from Azores Islands, Mário

Victor de Lara on March 24, 2009

My applause for Cultural Heritage Act!!, it is one of the most beautiful lighthouse I've ever seen Amelia, a YS picture.


Amelia Royan on July 18, 2009

Hello da Moose, just a tad late with a reply here!!!! Thanks for your compliment. The lighthouse is now out of commission, since 1984, and there is a new, and very plain stack, out at sea. But I think they may light it still :))

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on July 20, 2009

Good morning Victor, I am 4 months late in replying to your wonderful comment. Thank you my friend for your praise and the YS. I really do appreciate it :))

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on July 20, 2009

Mário, please accept my apologies fro this very late reply. I thank you for your wonderful response to this Norwegian lighthouse :))

Greetings to The Azores, Amelia

Cleber C Ferreira on January 3, 2010

Beautiful picture!

Bryan Bredberg on July 23, 2011

It's a beautiful, old lighthouse, Amelia. I love these things in all their variety. Nearly all of the ones I'm aware of (including the Dungeness lighthouse that you commented on in my gallery) are now just kept as scenic reminders of bygone days. L.

Best wishes, Bryan

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  • Uploaded on March 22, 2009
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/03/18 10:27:02
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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