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Queenscliff’s famous Black Lighthouse is one of only a handful in the world that are unpainted black stone. It is the only black lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere.
Also know as the High Lighthouse it is located inside the historic Fort Queenscliff guarding the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Victoria. Australia.
The black lighthouse was built in 1862 in conjunction with the White (Low) Lighthouse and therefore had many similarities in design.
Fort Queenscliff was built around the light after fears that ships carrying gold from the gold rush may be attacked by privateers.
The lamps and housings were manufactured by Chance Brothers in England.

101 Views: 10 February 2013.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, 12mm, f16, 1/80 sec., ISO 100.

I enjoy photography and love the freedom that digital photography allows you. I enjoy photographing landscapes, coastal scenes and nature.

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  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Great capture and narrative John, Excellent work x

  • Thanks Pauline. An early morning at a nearby beach.

    – John Sharp

  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 2 years ago

    great capture, and information.

  • Hi bazcelt. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. One of our local lighthouses with a lot of history. As it is inside the Fort’s walls, I had to try a different angle. Thanks again.

    – John Sharp

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks for the comment and the visit.

    – John Sharp

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture John, I love lighthouses!

  • Hi peaky. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. Lighthouses have a certain fascination. Their history, design & location all add to their interest.

    – John Sharp

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...about 2 years ago

    One word to describe this. Simply BEAUTIFUL. I like the right-up too. Quite interesting.

  • Hi Hany. Thanks for the visit and you compliment. This is a local lighthouse which is housed inside a Fort, so I was trying to capture it from a different view.

    – John Sharp

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notabout 2 years ago

    breathtaking shot! love the light on the rocks!

  • Hi Forget-me-not. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. This was taken at the old coastal town of Queenscliff. This lighthouse sits above the golden sandstone inside an old fort.

    – John Sharp

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