Lighthouse

St Mary's Lighthouse - Tyne & Wear...File photo dated 14/08/14 using a time-exposure, of a night sky over St Mary's Lighthouse on St Maryís Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 22, 2014. Press Association photographer Owen Humphreys, has been photographing the changing weather patterns over St Mary's, near to his home, for the last 18 months, capturing the different 'moods', from sunrises to sunsets, storms and even auroras. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The lighthouse at St Mary’s in North Tyneside, northeast England, built in 1898, as photographed by Owen Humphreys whose focus in the area is on changing weather patterns. 

Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England...Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England October 28, 2013. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Police said rescuers were forced to call off a search for the boy late on Sunday due to the pounding waves, whipped up by the rising wind. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain overnight on Sunday. At least two were killed as a severe storm swept across southern Britain, causing travel chaos and leaving 300,000 people without power. 

Specialist painters send a message to the outside world as they continue to live and work on Beachy Head Lighthouse near Eastbourne, Sussex, during the process of repainting the structure following a successful fund raising campaign to save the stripes.

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Painters living and working on Beachy Head Lighthouse near Eastbourne, Sussex, send a message to the outside world as they repaint the structure following a successful fundraising campaign to save the stripes.

A government employee inspects a light h...A government employee inspects a light house at Santiaochiao in New Taipei City as typhoon Soulik approaches northern Taiwan on July 11, 2013.  Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik while Japan's Okinawa warned residents giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could hit the archipelago.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YehSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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A government employee inspects a lighthouse at Santiaochiao in New Taipei City as typhoon Soulik approaches northern Taiwan on Thursday.