Bressay Lighthouse

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Comments (10)

Free Wheels on August 18, 2011

The light house building was completed in 1858 and in August of that year it started work. The light house tower is 48 foot high. The light was powered by candles and then paraffin until July 1967 when the light was then powered by electric.

The mirrors that reflected the light and the mirror mountings were driven by clockwork and floated on a tank full of mercury. This was all replaced with rollers when it all went automated in 1988. The old clockwork mechanism can be found in the excellent Shetland museum.

行者无路 on August 18, 2011

Very nice shot !!! Like

Best greetings from China !行者无路

Heinz Peierl on August 18, 2011

Gefällt mir

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Viele Grüße von der Mosel


Alina Sbitneva on August 18, 2011

Candles and paraffin....Very interesting information!

LIKE this beautiful lighthouse. Alina

Ann Broder on August 19, 2011

I love everything about this photo! . . .The mood, the viewpoint, the composition and most of all . . . .the story!! YSL Best regards, Ann

Sylvain Pichette on August 21, 2011

Beautiful place and well captured, 3_Wheels


Greetings from Québec, MonPiche

Bram van Broekhoven on August 28, 2011

very nice place, beautiful photo like

steandeb on September 2, 2011

Fascinating 3 wheels..i lke it when people upload information with the photo...i hope to get to scotland one day...and the shetlands ,orkneys little time eh!

Ria Maat on September 9, 2011

Wonderful photo Mark! Great colours and fine composition. YS and LIKE!

I stopped at Pano for a while, so my site is indeed not changed. Sorry, I don't know when I'll come back.

Wish you all the best! Warm greetings from Ria

Amelia Royan on February 29, 2012

They stand so alone these beacons of the sea. A guiding light for sailors in treacherous waters, and a lonely life for the keeper and his family.

A most beautiful photo Mark, and excellent information too. Thank you.

Warm greetings, Amelia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Free Wheels
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2009/10/24 13:56:07
    • Exposure: 0.016s
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.025
    • ISO Speed: ISO200