Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Little Red Lighthouse


Here's a picture today of the little red lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. It was made famous in a children's book called "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge" by Hildegarde Swift. I've never read the book myself but I want to one of these days. I wonder how big the lighthouse actually looks up close? It is at Ft. Washington Park and 178th Street in Manhattan.

19 comments:

Mike said...

Wow have I missed a few posts. I love this picture. I am a big lighthouse fan but being in Missouri don't get to see too many.

I really like your old and new picture. Your building is just a tad bigger than the one I took!!!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Olivier said...

cette photo est magnifique, j'adore "Little Red Lighthouse". on pourrait en faire une carte postale de ta photo. bravo


this photograph is splendid, I adore “Little Red Lighthouse”. one could make of it a postcard of your photograph. cheer

Moi said...

It looks dwarfed by the bridge ......i love lighthouses..just back form a trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan and he place is replete with light houses........love to collect them...:)

Nazzareno said...

Delightful. It understand to say what already said, but it is really a photograph to put in frame.

Keropok Man said...

wow, the lighthouse looks so tiny compared to the bridge!

i guess they are not in use any longer ya?

meredic said...

Looking at the top deck of the bridge above I would say that the lighthouse looks like a large truck standing on its end.
When I was younger I always wanted to be a lighthouse keeper. Just as I was getting to the age where I might be able to take a shot at it they all started going automatic.
Such is life.

John Roberts said...

I've driven across that bridge several times, and I never knew there was a lighthouse down there. This photo emphasizes how tiny it is!

Gudl said...

Wow, that is a great shot. It reminds me of the Golden Gate Bridge. From where did you take the photo?

Bergson said...

it would be said that the headlight of the guilvinec crossed the
Atlantic
http://leguilvinecdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Neva said...

I love all your pictures....

Gardener Greg said...

Lighthouses are my favorite. We have an old one here on Morris Island.

Lori said...

Hi all, thanks for stopping by today and commenting!

Keropok man, I would guess it's not in use any more, but I don't know for sure. Probably just for tourists.

Gudl, I took the picture from Riverbank State Park. I'm going to show pictures from there in the near future.

Bergson, that's true. It could be the lighthouse from Guilvinec! How funny.

See you everyone!

The Cooking Ninja said...

What a beautiful pic.

Nathalie said...

I find the photo absolutely fantastic; definitely one that draws your imagination. Makes you want to read the book.

Rosy said...

I never realize how tall the George Washington bridge is, the last time I was on that bridge was doing rush hour back in 1981 sitting in a rig (18-wheeler) and all I could feel was the constant shaking the whole time we were stuck at a stand still on that bridge.

And to think there is a little red light house underneath which is something I never knew about.

Rosy said...

I have not been over to your blog in a few days and so I have a lot of catching up to do!

Someone in Al Ain said...

nice pic..and beautiful story..

JAM said...

First of all, wonderful pic. That is such a neat thing to see. I haven't read the book you mentioned either, and I've never been to NYC other than to change planes so this is new to me.

Judging by the white 18-wheeler's cab on the bridge above and comparing to the lighthouse, I'd estimate the lighthouse to be around 40-50feet tall. The cab of a truck like that is generally 13-14 feet tall, and the lighthouse looks to be three or four times the height of the truck.

Ackworth Born said...

I'm another lighthouse lover too -- odd sometimes when huge structures dwarf them but no less fascinating.