Cabo da Roca lighthouse, Sintra, Portugal

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The Cabo da Roca Lighthouse (Portuguese: Farol de Cabo da Roca) is a beacon/lighthouse located 165 metres above the Atlantic Ocean, on Portugal's (and continental Europe's) most westerly extent (Cabo da Roca). It is located in the civil parish of Colares, in the municipality of Sintra, situated on a promontory that juts out into the ocean, made up of granite boulders and interspersed limestone. It is a third-order lighthouse, which originally began operating in 1772. It was the first new purpose-built lighthouse to be constructed in the country: the older lighthouses in existence at that time, were constructed on existing platforms or from pre-existing beacons.[4]

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Dust... on February 19, 2013

liKe it ! amitié des pyrénées

Lucien Kivit on February 20, 2013

Georgesfeelgood, thank you for liking the picture, greetings Lucien

Armando Buira on October 23, 2013

Very beautiful picture, veri nice landascape!!! LIKE 70 & FAV 14.

My best wishes, Armando

Lucien Kivit on October 25, 2013

Armando , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

BernardJ47 on January 18, 2014

L+F. WOW!!!. Jakie ciekawe i piękne miejsce. Wspaniała sceneria. Piękna prezentacja. Pozdrawiam i życzę miłego dnia. Bernard

Lucien Kivit on January 20, 2014

Bernard ,thank you for your kind comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

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  • Uploaded on July 10, 2012
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    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/09/22 12:53:56
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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