Today we are miles away in Maine, down at the bottom of the Pemaquid Peninsula. I’ve been to the lighthouse at Pemaquid Point many times. In fact, for many years lighthouses were my special interest in photography. Way back in 1993 I launched Lighthouse Getaway, which was among the first 25,000 websites in existence on the brand new World Wide Web.
But, back to the point here and now. In my previous visits to the charming Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, the tower was never open to the public. But when Sarah and I stopped in a few weeks ago, it was! So this picture is right up close to that 150 year-old fresnel lens. Breathtaking to think that this light has shined its warning beacon out over the treacherous Pemaquid rocks continuously, as wars and weather, presidents and all of history came and went. Wow, something that lasts longer than a news cycle!
Meanwhile, back in Gatlinburg, please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery.