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Hello Friends.

This is the Ploumanac'h lighthouse (officially the Mean Ruz lighthouse) and is an active lighthouse in Côtes-d'Armor, France, located in Perros-Guirec.

The structure is composed of pink granite, and marks the entrance to the channel leading to the port of Ploumanac'h.

The first Ploumanac'h lighthouse was built in 1860 but this was destroyed in 1944. It was replaced by the current lighthouse in 1946. The present-day version was planned by architect Henry Auffret, and built by Martin et frère, a local construction company.

This bridge, which I have termed 'bridging the gap', is built from the local pink granite and joins together the rocks upon which the lighthouse is built and the rocks from the inland approach. Sadly, the lighthouse is closed to the public. It would give spectacular views across the sea and the small islands opposite.


I hope you like he photograph, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7186 W: 315 N: 16512] (65270)
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