Friday, February 11, 2011

0016. Namibia - Swakopmund Lighthouse

Swakopmund is a city on the coast of North-Western Namibia.  The city is an example of German colonial Architecture. 

The Swakopmund Lighthouse was commemorated by the Namibian Post with the release of stamp on 18-Jun-2010.

Built in the year 1903, the SWAKOPMUND Lighthouse:

  • Tower is CIRCULAR
  • Tower is painted with RED and WHITE HORIZONTAL Bands
  • Lower section of the Tower is UNPAINTED brick
  • Lower section is the Original Lighthouse built in 1902, the Upper section is added in 1910
  • Height is 35 meters
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 2 (Two) FLASHES seperated by 2.3 sec. every 10 seconds

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