Wednesday, October 8, 2008

lighthouse at montauk point

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this photo was taken in the late spring approximately 11 years ago. unless I'm mistaken I think our son was staring at a butterfly. it is 137 steps to the top of the lighthouse, but oh so worth it. the view is spectacular. to me the lighthouse at montauk point is long islands ultimate landmark. not only is it the oldest lighthouse in new york state, it was also authorized under president george washington in 1792. for more interesting facts, go
here.
today is abc wednesday where any blogger may participate by posting a photograph
representing the letter of the week. you guessed it! this weeks letter is L. please go here if you'd like to see more L photographs.

25 comments:

Babzy said...

i love seaside and lighthouses :)

Pietro said...

Very attractive view, beautiful landscape.

luvmyboys said...

My husband and I are going there next weekend for the very first time. It's our anniversary. I've never been to Montauk and can't wait! I know alot of things will probably be closed, but the lighthouse is open and that's what I'm looking forward to.

Your picture makes the anticipation even greater!

Brian said...

Is your son still lookibg for butterflies, love the photos.

Babzy said...

Currently i'm not in Iceland ,the photos are from my summer trip ,By the way the temperature for today in Reykjavik are 46 °F / 8 °C and cloudy !

Katney said...

Not just lighthouse but another L--the landmark!

bobbie said...

You're right - the ultimate landmark. Montauk is my all time favorite lighthouse. It was the first I ever visited, with my husband before our marriage. And I have returned there with my children and grandchildren. How could I not love it best. Besides - it is a very beautiful one, and now in a wonderful park setting.

ken mac said...

fantastic! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog...moms and me appreciate it.

haleyhughes said...

This is definitely a keeper photo. Gorgeous lighthouse and a precious moment with your son beautifully captured.

Liz said...

Gosh, it does have a history! Very interesting and lovely photo.

Bear Naked said...

137 steps.
I'm tired just reading that.
But I do Love Lighthouses.

Bear((( )))

Jay said...

That's a beautiful photo! Often, it's easy to get a great shot of a lighthouse, with blue sky and sea and sand and the lighthouse itself being rather picturesque, but they can turn out a little sterile. You have solved that by having your son in the picture, providing a bit of human interest.

I remember that stage, where they got absolutely riveted by one small thing. Sweet!

Digital Polaroids said...

Excellent composition. I liked every element!

earthlingorgeous said...

Look at that kid walking towards that lovely lighthouse! I love lighthouses. Best L. ever existed for if not lots of sea tragedy.

Anonymous said...

I think the cutest part of this photo are your son's shoes. (who doesn't think little hightops are adorable?) - the rock star portrait artist

said...

This is beautiful! I like the child in the road leading to it.

peppylady said...

I didn't know they had lighthouse that new.
I've never seen one but would love to.

Coffee is on.

Rebeckah said...

How beautiful! Can you believe how fast the time has gone? It goes so fast it's alarming! Great picture!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

What a cool shot of the area and wonderful little write up as well.
Sweet little thought about the butterfly... I smiled when I read that.
Interesting little tidbit about the lighthouse... I have yet to see one in my life... not much need for them around the mountains.
Very nice post!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Paz said...

Awesome photo. Cute son. I like the way he's nicely bundled up. ;-)

Paz

Neva said...

What a charming picture of your son and the light house!

Lynette said...

I like your ABC Wednesday post.

kml said...

I would love to go inside a lighthouse! Seen many but never been in one.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I'm so glad to see lighthouses for L!

This one is lovely.

Arnold Layne said...

This is by far my favorite photo on your blog yet. It represents Long Island perfectly!