Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lighthouse-Rochester/Sunday Best

Rochester, New York

It was a dark and stormy... WAIT! It was dreary but not stormy on that morning a little more than a week ago when I photographed the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse from the harbor below.

Occupying a bluff above the Port of Rochester, the 40-foot tower was built in 1822 with another 12 feet of height to house the light - a lantern. Apparently the panorama from the top is a beautiful experience, but so far I have never climbed the 42 stairs and the 12 ladder rungs to find out for myself.

The keeper's house (in this photo behind the tower) was constructed in 1863 and is now a museum, currently showing the Lincoln and New York traveling exhibition, which is said to probe myths and controversies surrounding Abraham Lincoln. Hmm. Sounds mighty interesting to me...but I didn't see it.

I am linking to Your Sunday Best at A Rural Journal

47 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the stone tower is beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

You have discover another beauty.

Lowell said...

Look at that magnificent stonework! What a fine structure. I think that you should go back, climb the stairs and take a bunch of photos to share on this blog! Make sure it's a nice day, though. OK?

Re your comment on Images: It's a close up, but the "water colour" is an effect I applied. :-)

Evelyn S. said...

What a beautiful scene...love your edit!

Ellie said...

This is a lovely lighthouse - quite a climb to get to the top though.

Paul in Powell River said...

Just a terrific spot! Well found!

Jeanne said...

what a lovely lighthouse this is. I just finished reading a book about a lighthouse offshore from Australia. The always have such an interesting mystique about them. Nice shot!

carol l mckenna said...

wow! What an awesome stone lighthouse and excellent photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Karen said...

I love all of the textures...the sky, the stone, the roof, the greens. Lighthouses are always so interesting!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Looks like a lovely place. Nice capture.

Jill said...

The stone tower is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous! our lighthouses are usually in the middle of the sea and don't have a home on the side. this is lovely! wishing you a beautiful weekend. xxo

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful stone tower. Such a pretty scene and editing. My cousin and I used to take lighthouses trips, but haven't for several years. We would climb to the top of many of them. I don't think I could do it anymore. :0(

Kate said...

You definitely need to climb the stairs and the ladder to get to the dome. The stonework is a piece of art.

Indrani said...

Majestic appearance.

Vores have said...

Super great picture :)
Hanne Bente

Cezar and Léia said...

There's something special about lighthouses, isn't there? I find them fascinating!
God bless you!
Cezar

jabblog said...

I like lighthouses - this one is splendid.

Kathy said...

I just have to agree with everyone else's comments. It's a beautiful structure and you've photographed it superbly.

MadSnapper said...

lovely to look at but not to climb for me, two reasons, old age and steps and fear of heights. but it is beautiful

Cloudy said...

Mir gefallen diese alten gemauerten Gebäude...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Crafty Green Poet said...

it's a beautiful looking lighthouse. I have always disliked climbing the narrow, steep spiral staircases inside lighthouses!

Anonymous said...

I love lighthouses.. this one is so unique with the beautiful stonework.
Nicely done, CC.

trump said...

I have a soft spot for a light house, and a very nice picture as well. Richard

cieldequimper said...

I'm not used to apparent stone lighthouses, it's beautiful!

Michelle said...

What a cool stone lighthouse!

An Apel a Day said...

That would be so cool to visit!

Birdman said...

Is this on the Canal? Or longside the Lake O.? Spent 4 years there; never saw it.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Beautiful little tower. I love lighthouses but more and more are becoming redundant in the UK.

Anonymous said...

I love lighthouses. This is a beautiful one.

RedPat said...

I don't think I've ever seen one like that!

Anonymous said...

What a beauty, EG, WoW! No, seriously, WoW! =) I love historical places like this =)

Deborah said...

great capture and editing!

Amy Burzese said...

That is a grand lighthouse. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautifully captured, classic structure!! Very nice.

Rohrerbot said...

This LOOKS like an interesting place. I've always imagined living in a lighthouse. I think it would be really wonderful having a bedroom there:)

Carver said...

What a great lighthouse. Very charming.

George said...

The day may have been dreary, but your photo is dramatic -- and beautiful. I would love to visit this lighthouse.

LONDONLULU said...

I love all the elements in this, stone, greenery, overcast light, clouds. It may have been dark and dreary, but it made for a very lovely photo!

RuneE said...

Lighthouses are fascinating, and this one you have made into something special :-)

Malyss said...

I always dreamed to live in the house next to a lighthouse; They're always small and cosy,set in beautiful places .

Darla said...

What a beautiful lighthouse. Old buildings are so interesting.

Darla

Kerri Farley said...

How Lovely!!!

Nancy said...

How wonderful that it is still is such great condition.

Snowcatcher said...

I love lighthouses, perhaps because I'm landlocked... A dreamy photo; it might be worth climbing the stairs to check out the view!

Rose said...

Oh, it is a beauty. LOVE that stone tower.

Stephanie said...

oh how I love lighthouses, this one is a beauty.

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