Texel’s Beautiful Lighthouse

The lighthouse on the island of Texel, Netherlands. Texel is Holand’s biggest island, bordering on one side the Northern Sea and on the other side the Waddenzee.

The lighthouse is very iconic. It was built in 1864. At the end of WW2 it was destroyed and rebuilt.

A nice fact about the Texel lighthouse, is that a very similar one can be found on the other side of the world, on the small island of Pulau Breueh, Indonesia. That is called the Willemstoren and was built by the Dutch in the colonial era. It is also still being operated today.

I shot these pictures during a weekend on the island. It was raining all the time, so it was difficult to find a moment to take out the camera. Even worse, I forgot to bring my tripod, so I could not make any long exposures. But nevertheless I am quite happy with the results. The road towards the lighthouse acts as a very nice leading line and the colors in the sky were awesome.

By | 2018-02-11T19:35:49+01:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Holland, Landscape|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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