Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

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gezginruh on May 30, 2010

It is a great honor for me dear Ian.

With my love and my deepest gratitude.


Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

Thanks very much Ntinos. 'Soon to be summer' greetings,


Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

Thank you Maja. The lighthouse as symbol has become important especially in English literature primarily because of the Atlantic coasts of England, Cornwall in particular, I suspect.

Yes, in answer to your question asked elsewhere, I have been to Cornwall - as an emmet or grockle, mind you - participating in the summer phenomenon that is legendary. If this lighthouse image inspires your courage and confidence, then you are less alone and more appreciated by the community and students that look to you for direction.

Be of good courage. Ian

beegood on May 30, 2010

Again, read one question, got all connotations dear one, thank you ~ Cornwall is actually one of my favourite spots ~ so far, have not seen too many corners of this planet yet.....

Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

You can be sure I have, dear Maja, for any romantic that attempts to write poetry, is usually perceptive when it comes to layers of meaning.

Life's good.


Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

Dear Füsun,

If I have given you even a tad of honour then I am pleased. Your original Pomegranate painting, your exhibitions and the publication have had a big impact on me, and subsequently the poetic yearning within me have begun to find voice, albeit still a meek voice.

I have edited this poem, and reproduced it on the other lighthouse photo, for you.

Thanks for sharing your special creativity with the Panoramio community, and through your exhibitions. When will the next one be? Any plans for that?


Ian Stehbens on May 31, 2010

Hi gondor,

Now firetowers are quite the reverse of light houses then. That is quite a remarkable thought. You are reminding me of the line of Roman beacons that once existed in many parts of Europe. I was in the Somme, in the North of France, and there the firetower sites captured my imagination.

When you come to the South Pacific, gondor you will realise the big difference between the 2 hemispheres in reagrd to air quality, UV index, and visibility.

Don't forget to always slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen 30+, and slap on a hat... down here.


PS: I am looking forward to receiving questions from you, and any first thoughts you have on itinerary. British parts of Pacific I know very well, the French parts a little, but not much about the Spanish parts. But most of the South Pacific lived under British or French colonial authority.

Paul13 on June 11, 2010

Beautiful shot~!

Luca Rigato on June 14, 2010

Poetic and artistic photo. Lighthouse in Italy are now old and automatic.

Ian Stehbens on June 24, 2010

Dear Paul and Luca,

Thanks friends. Your comments are very encouraging. I delighted in this bold and interesting coast.


Amelia Royan on July 5, 2010

Places like this, on the edge of the world, looking out towards the horizon, convince me that the Earth is indeed flat, Ian, and I long to peep over the side to see the elephants :)

Very beautiful photo - one for the NZ tourist board!

I read your comment about the air quality in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The UV index in Norway is very high, and although it often feels cool, positively cold if the wind is coming from the northeast, it is advisable to slop on the factor 30 in summer :))

Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Dear Amelia,

So sorry for being so sloppy with my replies - the lot of a wanderer methinks. Yes, the world is flat - I have been right round the edge and beyond the horizon there seems to be nothing at all! But within that circle there is an infinite variety of wonderful landscapes.

Thanks for the wonderful way you appreciate and encourage.


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