Monday, April 6, 2015

Phares des Baleines (Lighthouse of the Whales) in France

Le phare des baleines
257 Marches!!
Ile de Re

La Cote Atlantique ....
Ile de Re (Charente-Maritime).
Le phare des Baleines, construit en 1854, haut de 55 m, il compte 257 marches; a droite, la tour fanal du XVII siècle.

Translation:
The lighthouse of the whales.
257 Steps !!
Isle of Re

The Atlantic Coast ....
Island de Re (Charente-Maritime).
The lighthouse of Whales, built in 1854, up 55 m, it has 257 steps;  right, the lantern tower of XVII century.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from France.

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The lighthouse is named for the fact that a relatively high number of whales used to came aground at this part of the island of Ré.

On the left side of this postcard is the old tower lighthouse built in 1682.
France stamp 2013
Marianne
Girl, Purple 
Monde 20 G

3 comments:

Postcardy said...

Is that the Easter Bunny?

Brenda Perez said...

I guess there are a lot of donkeys on the island where the lighthouse is.

Brenda Perez said...

And the locals put pants on them - hence the pants on the picture.