Friday, October 31, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Old Spanish Lighthouse

October 31, 2008

This is the Old Spanish Lighthouse that is the only lighthouse that can be found in the entire Island. It was built even before the Americans invaded the country by the Spaniards. According to corregidorisland.com, At its current site, the original lighthouse was built by the Spaniards in 1836. Sixty-one years later a need for a much bigger lighthouse was conceived which led to the erection of another structure to replace the old one. However, the lighthouse was destroyed during World War II.

The current lighthouse was constructed on the same site at an elevation of 628 feet above sea level. Being the highest point in the island, visitors who climb up the stairs of the lighthouse can have a breathtaking view of Corregidor, Manila Bay, the South China Sea, and the neighboring provinces of Bataan and Cavite. Beside the lighthouse is a small gift shop where visitors can buy souvenirs.

As you can see, The sky is very clear. With all your prayers for that day, We had a very great trip and the weather did made way for us! Thank you so much. To all those who congratulated me for my Award, thank you so much and Congratulations to the receivers of the award!

By the way, this post is a part of the hundreds of views of the sky that are done weekly on Skywatch Friday! I am again inviting you to visit many more snapshots of their own sky. Enjoying the trip around the world's skies starts by clicking this link: Skywatch Friday Happy Skywatch!



14 comments:

Sara G said...
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Sara G said...

What a beautiful photo. Love the blue sky and clouds!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care

Layrayski said...

Nice shot, Steven! Did you post process this? I like it.

Klaus said...

Wonderful! A beautiful lighthouse!
A bit unusual in architecture, too!
Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

sara g - Thanks so much! It's very blue right! Thanks!

layrayski - Just did a bit adding on the contrast and brightness to liven up the frame. thanks so much! God BLess you!

klaus - Thanks so much! It really is with the stairs inside, very steep.

Steven^^

Faye Pekas said...

What a beautiful old lighthouse.

Baruch said...

Great capture of an impressive lighthouse!

Louise said...

Beautiful. The sky and building are both beautiful. The perspective you used to put them together makes it spectacular!

Vic said...

nice view! :)

uuy, di na niya sinagot yung tanong ko. haha!
suplado ka pala sa personal! joke! :)

Hilda said...

Haaay, wala talaga akong masabi sa ganda ng mga kuha mo! I wish I had even a tiny fraction of your talent and skill.

Steven, thank you for your continued visits while I've been busy with my sister and nieces! I really appreciate it. I have just arrived from bringing them to the airport so I'll have time to be a virtual tourist again — maybe it'll arrest the depression I can feel beginning to kick in.

mirage2g said...

the cross does prove it to be spanish! I envy the skies!

Arija said...

The white gleams against the blue sky! Wonderful photo.

JM said...

Very nice photo of the lighthouse! The cloudy sky also looks great!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

To everyone, thank you so so much for all your kind and appreciative comments! I really really appreciate it! I'm very sorry if my reply was late because I just got home from the cemetery. I was there all day from 9 am! It was fun to see my family members and commemorate our lost loved ones.

Thank you so much everyone and God Bless you all!