19 February 2013

#190 Amsterdam, Netherlands | NL-1698589

Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague, as well as a subdistrict (wijk) of that city. Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier and a lighthouse. The beach is popular for watersports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding.

The Scheveningen Lighthouse is a lighthouse in ScheveningenNetherlands. It was designed by Quirinus Harder and activated finished in 1875.

In de 16th century Scheveningen had a lighthouse already, and the church collected money from the ships using it. It was elevated in 1850, and equipped with a copper cupola and a new light. In the 1870s, Dutch lighthouse designer Quirinus Harder got the assignment for a new lighthouse.

The lighthouse is made of cast iron and consists of nine segments. At the foot of the tower is one house for the supervisor and four more for the lighthouse keeper. The original light rotated in a mercury bath, which was replaced in the 1960s by an electrical system.

Thank you, Alvin (alvinoostveen) !

Received on: February 19, 2013
Travel time: 10 days
Distance: 1469 km (913 miles)

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