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Replica of a vippefyr located at Verdens Ende (World’s End, or The End of the Earth) at the southernmost tip of the island of Tjome in Vestfold, Norway. A vippefyr or bascule light or tipping lantern was a type of small navigational aid popular in Denmark and Norway in the 18th century and before. It consisted of a basket in which wood or coal was set; this was then burned. The basket was affixed to a lever that allowed it to be manipulated as required. (The bascule – from the French for “seesaw” – refers to the counterbalancing of the lever, which facilitates raising and lowering the basket; when one end is lowered the other is raised.) The vippefyr system was generally viewed as ineffective, as it produced little light and was usually unreliable.

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ancient, antique, bright, country, dark, flame, iron, lamp, lantern, light, night, norway, object, old, rural, vintage, water, sea, house, beach, beacon, beam, building, cliff, cloud, coast, coastline, guidance, hope, landmark, landscape, lighthouse, marine, maritime, nautical, navigation, ocean, outdoor, rock, safety, sailing, security, shore, signal

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  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    This is fascinating – and I’ve learnt something new – Love the detail and lighting – wonderful image

  • BKSPicture
    BKSPictureover 1 year ago

    House little on the glowing side but a very nice shot!

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 1 year ago

    Cool! :O)

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!!

    You have just been featured on Scenic Scandinavia!

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  • katekreations
    katekreationsover 1 year ago

    Congratulations Featured 22nd February 2013

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