Guanica Lighthouse Remains

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UploadedNovember 27, 2010
TakenSeptember 13, 2010
Exposure1/250 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm

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Guanica Lighthouse in Puerto Rico. Fun to explore, and a little eerie also.

"The Guanica Lighthouse was turned over to the Government of Puerto Rico in 1940, but the U.S. Coast Guard still retained access rights to the tower so it could maintain the light. In 1950, the light was deactivated, and the entire site was turned over to Puerto Rico.

Sadly, the historic structure has been repeatedly vandalized and is now practically in ruins, though some parts of its unique architectural elements are still visible such as the white and gray Genoa marble slabs used in the flooring, the exterior gray lime stucco imitating granite blocks, the exposed brickwork in the cornice and around the windows and doors, and the quoining and balustrade on the tower. Most of the lantern room and roof are now gone along with the entire lace-like parapet that was constructed with red brick atop the dwelling".

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