Thursday, 18 August 2011

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM NORWAY

 Feistein Lighthouse is situated on a flat island near Klepp, southwestern coast of Norway and was lit for the first time in 1859 - when it was simply mounted in a tower on top of a house. The current 25 m (82 ft.) round cast iron tower was first lit in June 1915. The red and white lighthouse is attached to a 2-story keeper's house and connected to another keeper’s house by a raised walkway.  The lighthouse was automated in 1989 and the keeper’s houses are available for overnight accommodations.  The buildings that remain today, the lighthouse tower, lighthouse keeper's residence, the annex, boatshed and a smithy are preserved as cultural heritage buildings.

Norway Post issued on April 17, 2009 a self-adhesive A-Priority Worldwide stamp featuring Kannesteinen, a rock found in of Vågsøy in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The sea and the waves have been beating against this rock for thousands of years, skilfully sculpting it into its present shape. This 3-metre high rock is a very popular and easily accessible tourist attraction.

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