Lamp Light

By: snowgood

Apr 18 2015

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Focal Length:11mm
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Camera:Canon EOS 7D

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in the cellar or under a basket, but on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see its light.” Luke 11:33

In this post I’m looking back at the afternoon on the fourth day of our Kent based holiday.

It seems to fit in nicely with one of the stand out verses in my Bible reading earlier today.

Follow us if you want to see the views without forking out £4.00 to climb the 150 ft high Old Dungeness Lighthouse.

Here our diesel powered train pulls into the station.  That monstrous building in the background is Dungeness nuclear power station. It was supposed to be de-commissioned, but the cash strapped government have decided to squeeze ten more years out of it.

Here passengers alight from the carriages, and in the background you can see the NEW lighthouse, as the nasty power station managed to block the light.

Join us as we work our way up.

There’s plenty of space inside, but not much by way of living quarters.  You’ll see why further on.

Yours truly, nowhere near the top.

Nearly there.

On the outside.

Here’s the lamp at close quarters.

Part of the old Nuclear power station is being demolished.

The lighthouse keepers didn’t live inside, but new door in this splendid building.

Which reminds me. In the unenlightened 70’s (geddit) I used to play with mercury on the Chemistry lab benches. see didn’t wear gloves, but whizzed it up and down the wooden surfaces for a bit of fun.

One video showed a man swimming in mercury.

Kids, don’t do this at home.

Down inside the light house there are exhibits explaining who refraction works.  These were rather intriguing.

The last lighthouse keeper is shown here, with a certain lady in the reflection.

Here she is, on the floor below.

That’s it for now.

I hope you enjoyed it.


2 comments on “Lamp Light”

  1. I love these photographs. We had a holiday in Lydd-on-Sea in 1969 and I remember Dungeness and the lighthouse. I always fancied being a lighthouse keeper.

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