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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beauty of America: Lighthouses

Lighthouses have been the sentinels, the protectors, of shoreline after shoreline for centuries upon centuries. In the beginning, these were not 'houses' at all but instead simply bonfires built on hillsides as beacons to guide ships. Many a seafaring vessel would have crashed upon the rocks had it not been for the angel of light shining through the darkest of night or penetrating the thickest fog. Throughout history, the lighthouse has cast mysterious auras, sometimes romantic and often times echoing a ghostly resonance.

The first light of this type served the old world city of Alexandria in 285 B.C.

The Lighthouse at Alexandria was the first known lighthouse and 
stood for 1600 years on the coast of Egypt.

 The first American lighthouse came to life in 1716 at Boston Harbor.

The magnificence of the lighthouses and the beautiful places where they stand remain symbols of an era that is still with us. 

Have you ever vacationed or lived near a lighthouse? If so, did you sense its romanticism or feel a ghostly presence?