2003-12-25 002 Black Lighthouse, Fort Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Fort Queenscliff Lighthouse is situated in the grounds of Fort Queenscliff in Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, and is one of three black lighthouses in the world, and the only one in the Southern hemisphere. Together with the nearby white lighhouse, it was built in 1862 to replace the former sandstone lighthouse of 1843 on the same site which was underpowered and deteriorating. The lightsource is located 40 metres above sea level (focal plane). Depending on the tower's bearing it emits…
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Lathamstowe, Queenscliff (103km SW of Melbourne). Designed by William J. Ellis; built 1882-83 by Edward Latham, brewer, specifically to enable Anglican clergy to holiday at this fashionable seaside resort. The palatial Italianate building is actually a pair of residences linked by a tower. Its flat lead roof (weighing 20tons) is accessed by an iron staircase. Used as a hotel, now a private residence. Until recently, it was one of the most intact buildings, externally and internally, in…
Instagram post by Lara Dunston & Terence Carter • Feb 27, 2016 at 4:25am UTC
17 Likes, 1 Comments - Lara Dunston & Terence Carter (@grantourismo) on Instagram: “Love these grand old mansions that line Queenscliff's streets. It was very quiet when we were there…”