Light houses feature prominently in the adventure movies and fictions and we don't have to scratch our heads to explain what a light house is. The mere sight of a light house awakens the bug of fancy and romance from its deep slumber caused by the pesticides called the modern day busy life, monthly reports and thousands of different excel sheets.
However, a Walt Disney production is enough to rekindle the zeal of adventure for a mechanical life leading modern man to feel the way the sailors felt in the sight of an old light houses emitting faint flames while the high tides batter their ships. How desperately we want to be a part of this scene from any sea adventure movies!
But, times have changed- it has changed big time. Nonetheless, glory and charm remain unaffected by the ruthless strike of time and though not in the exact same way it used to be before, some light houses still exist to help us live our fantasy.
The Torre De Hercules light house located in Spain is one of those with an imposing height of 185 ft and some credits to be envy of- the lone Roman light house still in action and even bigger- the oldest one on earth.
Making way to the league of the most fascinating light houses is Kiz Kulesi of Turkey. The very setting of this breath taking structure with a history of over 2500 years is no less than any adventure episode as it stands in an island that happened to be a burial ground. A marvel at the coast of Istanbul.
When a light house guides the ships to safety in the Diamond Shoals, considered one of the most deadly part of the Atlantic ocean, you can not not over look it. Visible form a distance of 50 miles, the Cape Hatteras Lights stands on the coast of North Carolina and does justice to its status of being the tallest lighthouse in America.
Reasonably new as compared to the formers, the Yokohama Marine Tower of Japan is no less significant for being recognized as the tallest light house of the world. Its 348 ft lattice tower frame stands alibi to the amount creativity and imagination of the designers and engineers.
Your vacation will see new horizons once you include these amazing light houses in your tour plan. So, ring up the holiday planning guy!