I don't know about you, but I don't know much about lighthouses, despite having visited/seen my fair share of them. Here are some Fun Facts to Know about lighthouses!
|Pharos of Alexandria,|
recreated, as the lighthouse
is mostly rubble now.
|The Tower of Hercules|
The three tiny dots to the right
are humans, to give scale.
|The Jeddah Light|
The tallest lighthouse of the modern world is Jeddah Light, which can be found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This lighthouse is made of concrete and steel, is still in use, and is 436 feet tall, 131 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. It is a Harbor Light, marking Jeddah Seaport. It can be seen 25 nautical miles out (29 miles).
with L'Île Vierge
In the book and the movie, the lighthouse is situated on an island, isolated from the rest of the world. There are even moments when the fog is so thick that, for all intents and purposes, it may as well be in another world. This isolation, Townsend says, is what makes it scary. And I have to agree. As I talked about in the Fear and the Power of Words post, isolation is key.
|The top of the 3D rendered lighthouse to be used in The Forlorned|