Monday, January 28, 2013

Gibalta Lighthouse



Lisbon-Oeiras-Cascais railroad at Cruz Quebrada
 
A tragedy took place here in 1952: during a big storm the original building collapsed smashing the back carriage of a passing train.
 
By the way, we haven't had a proper sunshine day in 23 days, but here it is. Finally!

22 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am glad you posted the second photo. My reaction to the first photo was that one can see the lighthouse, but where is the coast. Sorry to learn about the strange train accident.

Sharon said...

That is a very colorful lighthouse. Glad you have sunshine. We are working on our third day of rain and clouds.

aphotoaday said...

I'm with you, JM..
Finally the sun!!
Now let´s wait for the warmth..!

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la premiere, belle composition avec le phare et le train

TexWisGirl said...

sad bit of history, but beautiful scenes today.

Sylvia K said...

Great lighthouse! What a nightmare that storm must have been!! We haven't gone 23 days without sun -- but close, so I do empathize!! Glad you have some at last and I hope it stays around for a while!!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very strategically well-placed lighthouse in your first photo. I wondered where the sea was.

RedPat said...

Nice building - sad story! Glad you have sun - we have had snow & now rain & very grey.

LOLfromPasa said...

Hooray! Sunshine to fill the light in both super photos.

cieldequimper said...

23 days! Hmmmpf! More like months here, give or take a day or two. Yes, that must have been a tragedy indeed...

Kay said...

Nice shots! Glad you're getting some sunshine!

Sami said...

Glad the sun is back. Hadn't heard of that tragedy with the train.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It may have been gray skies for a long while, but Lisbon is still one of the warmest cities in Europe this winter. Nevertheless, being someone who craves the sun, I empathize with you. The lighthouse is so interesting. I'm used to seeing them isolated out on promontories not near rail lines and apartment buildings.

Randy said...

Sad story. Nice looking lighthouse.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That's a very nice-looking lighthouse!
Duncan In Kuantan

Halcyon said...

No light needed on a sunny, bright day like this!

Cezar and Léia said...

O farol é belissimo e você fez ótimas composiçoes!
Léia

Judy said...

That is a nice tall lighthouse. So sad about the train. That is something that will stay in the memory forever. I like the beautiful coastline.

Carolina Tavares said...

Não conheci este farol. Faltou-me este, e por certo uns tantos outros.

LONDONLULU said...

What a sad story, but a lovely lighthouse enjoying the sun.

Lowell said...

23 days? Yikes!

It's sunny and 88 degrees (F) here today. But very windy.

A very dramatic lighthouse and the juxtaposition between the stationary lighthouse and the moving train in extraordinary!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that must have been quite a storm to bring the lighthouse down JM, scary stuff.. but how fab to see such a vibrant blue sky..enjoy it while it lasts!