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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fisgard Lighthouse 4

This lighthouse is so attractive because of the fundamental architectural elements that compose it and their juxtaposition and contrast with the untamed and natural forces of sea and wind, water and rock. The lighthouse is rigorously composed of squares, triangles, circles and a cone and the contrast of these strict formal shapes with the water and the rock that surround and uphold them is very satisfying. This contrast is further enhanced by the red and white of the lighthouse, colors that contrast perfectly with the blue and green of the environment.


JoJo said...

I could kick myself for not driving over there the last time I was in Victoria but I ran out of time. :(

Dean Lewis said...

Although built for very practical reasons, lighthouses have a definite "monument" feel.
This Fisgard one looks like it must have just had a fresh coat of paint.