Saturday, 5 July 2008

Photo Hunt - Pointed



I decided to go for a different take on the theme, Pointed.

The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, Isle of Wight


The needles is the island's most famous landmark. It is a row of three very distinct stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight here in England.

The sea around the Needles was notorious for shipwrecks. Thus the lighthouse which was built in 1785. The current lighthouse was built during the 1850's. 

42 comments:

jennyL said...

wow lovely shot and that's for taking me to England through your photo, wish I can visit there one day. Happy Weekend:

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TiOheM said...

That place is beautiful but very dangerous to ships.

Nice take.

Hootin' Anni said...

It may be a 'different' kind of pointed, but wow...is it ever beautiful!!

Mine's shared.

June said...

Looks almost like a sea monster. I can sure understand why so many shipwrecks! Nice one!

bingskee said...

this is very informative and very interesting, too, kaycee..

Rebecca said...

That is a beautiful photograph!

Gypsy at heart said...

Added meaning to word "pointed."
Nice shot

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Mrs. Mecomber said...

What a terrific blog you have here! I'm glad I found it! And your photos are perfect for today's theme. I love learning about new places.
I did Photo Hunt today, too! Come see mine and put your link up. :)
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-pointed/

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Beautiful view, shipwrecks or not. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

Wow, beautiful and great description.

philos said...

Once again, a beautiful shot. These natural wonders never cease to astound me. Thanks for sharing this! :)

tanabata said...

How fascinating! And very pointed! :)

jmb said...

Wonderful shot for this theme and certainly different. Goegeous, interesting place. Have a great weekend Kaycee.

Shabem® said...

Fabulous shot. I love it!
Thanks for dropping by!

Richard said...

That's pretty cool. Am I right to assume that the only way to get to the lighthouse is by boat?

Manic Monkey said...

Mahalo for visiting me at my blog.

This is a very interesting shot. This photo instinctively took me back to Peter Pan for some reason.

Aiyah Nonya said...

Lovely.
England.....hopefully someday I would be able to pay another visit.

Thanks for dropping by.

thegrandview said...

That pic must be double clicked to see it in its full glory. Love the shot and the point.

lingovise said...

That's a breathtaking shot!

Wow... some place I'd love to see in person - well done!

IRISHKAT said...

What a beautiful picture! I can see why it cause havoc for ships.

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on the Rock said...

It's a great photo!

Colleen said...

Beautiful shot - great example of pointed!

MyMaracas said...

Great choice for the theme, and a gorgeous scene. Thanks for sharing this one! I love seeing other parts of the world through these photo hunts.

Thanks for stopping by at mine!
Vicki

JC said...

Beautiful shot! Thanks for the history, too... fascinating. I'm a bridges fan, also, their construction is amazing.

rdl said...

Cool!!

Tracey said...

Wow...what a beautiful photo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ladynred said...

Absolutely beautiful shot. I love the place. Thanks for the comment!
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Fishman said...

Such an interesting place! Nice pic too!

dawn said...

Thanks for sharing a place I will likely never get to visit and it's history. Those are very pointed rocks and a very pointed purpose for the lighthouse--to point the way for the ships to go (or not go).

sexy momma said...

nice pics u got there ;-) thanks for dropping by

tigerfish said...

Interesting :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That is a wonderful photo. Would love to be standing there looking out at that view. Have a good weekend.

Heart of Rachel said...

That looks like a very interesting place. Very unique and pointed rock formations.

YTSL said...

Very cool shot! And natural rock formation too -- dangerous though it is. Thanks for sharing!! :)

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Great shot. Looks beautiful.

CherryPie said...

Lovely photo, very nice idea for sharp

Carin said...

Very nice picture. Makes me want to visit one day.

Patricia said...

Lovely photo, and very interesting story, Kaycee.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Pollywog Creek Pointed post.

I hope you have had a delightful weekend.

keiki3 said...

Wow. I'd love to see this in person from your vantage point, not from a ship/boat...

Sandy C. said...

Gorgeous, truly stunning :)

MoziEsmé said...

Would hate to get shipwrecked on those things - they are definitely pointed!

JesieBlogJourney said...

They also look like camel's hump above the water level. Thanks for the pretty shots and dropping by.