Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

When I took this photograph, I wasn't sure what I was actually photographing, but this is another link to history.

The castle is much older (find details here ) but this beacon was part of a system used for communication from Tudor times.

In late 16th century, there was a real threat of invasion from Spain. Since most people could not read and pigeons were a little unreliable, a system of beacons was devised to warn people of the invasion. When the Spanish Armada of 151 ships, was sighted off the coast with the intention of invading England and overthrowing Queen Elizabeth I, it is said that these beacons–that is, bonfires were lit to send the warning all over the country.

There are many of these beacons still in evidence around the coast of the U.K.

I particularly like how the early morning sun was casting a burnished light on the beacon.

In the workshop, I will add another view of the beacon.

I wish you a happy weekend, Bev :-)

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