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"The Chalk Tower"

A picture of Flamborough Lighthouse, a Historic Building in the town of Flamborough, in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire

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Photographer: © Zbigniew Siwik (Gallery)(14th May 2015)

The Chalk Tower

Flamborough Headland has always been a dangerous place for shipping and there was a lighthouse long before the present one was built . The octagonal chalk tower is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in England . It was built in 1669 by Sir John Clayton , who was given permission to build a number of lighthouses around the country by King Charles II . The 24 metre tower was designed to have brushwood or coal fire burning on the top .

A picture of: Flamborough Lighthouse, East Riding of Yorkshire ( More pictures of Flamborough Lighthouse by Zbigniew Siwik )

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 50 mm, Aperture: f 6.4, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/500 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: July 29, 2014, 11:03 am

ImageID:1196443, Image size: 2489 x 3734 pixels


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Comment by Martin Humphreys(14th May 2015)

A great image .....& as always,detailed narrative.

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Comment by Dave John(14th May 2015)

Super shot Zbig and a place definitely on this years to-do list

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Comment by rustyruth(14th May 2015)

One of my favourite lighthouses, great shot.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(14th May 2015)

A rare looking lighthouse, nice capture and info.

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Comment by Colin Jones(15th May 2015)

Great shot with excellent narrative

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Comment by Pat Trout(15th May 2015)

Amazing set of pics with Info

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