A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cape Byron Lighthouse


Designed by the NSW State Government Architect Charles Harding and built in 1901 from prefabricated concrete blocks the Cape Byron Lighthouse is one of Australia's most visited. There is a small free entry museum inside that has an excellent collection of memorabilia from both the lighthouse and Byron Bay.

I was shocked to read the front page of the Northern Star (the regional daily newspaper) about a horrific accident in the 1950's when a car reversed through the fence and plunged over cliff killing most of the occupants.
























To read more about the Lighthouse click here.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a beautiful old lighthouse. The Swedish word is Fyrhus.

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  2. Stunning style ! Great idea to be able to tour this icon! Scaffolding steps now for safety?

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love love love that blue sky... Fantastic shots =)

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  4. Wow! That is so pristine and bright.. lovely shot!

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  5. The top shot is just wonderful ... the blue base of the lighthouse matching the blue sky ... we haven't been seeing a lot of blue sky of late.

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