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8 de Diciembre 2005

Lighthouses in Italy from Google Earth

Lighthouses in Italy in Google EarthIn a post at the Google Earth Community in late-August, someone called 'bebop' from Florence, Italy posted an excellent collection of placemarks for lighthouses in Italy . He has marked 72 lighthouses and includes photos, details about the lighthouse, and sometimes even links to websites and navigational information about the light's characteristics (color, flash rate, etc.).

I found this collection interesting because in some of the placemarks you can see quite a lot of detail to these lighthouses. Many of the lighthouses have much different shapes to the ones seen in most of the United States. For example, I found one which is shaped to look like a ship's rudder. Can you find it? If so, leave a comment here with the name of the placemark.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 8 de Diciembre 2005 a las 10:13 AM

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    [Kirk is the winner! - Frank]

    Monumento al Marinaio d'Italia, Brindisi
    Date Present Tower Built: 1933.
    Date Established: 1984.
    Description of Tower: rectangular tower with a sloping wall to represent a rudder.
    Tower Height: 53 meters.
    Characteristic and Range: 4 flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 17 nautical miles.
    Current Use: operational, active aid to navigation.
    The tower is the Monument to the Italian Sailor and sometimes it's open to public.

    Enviado por: Kirk at 8 de Diciembre 2005 a las 05:30 PM

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