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Hi friends and colleagues, today I offer this view of the lighthouse of Chipiona, a symbol in the province of Cadiz, I hope you like, then some letters about its history.

The lighthouse of Chipiona is a landfall lighthouse that is located at the Punta del Perro de Chipiona, Cadiz, Spain. Lighthouse of the first order, it is the highest in Spain, sixth in Europe and tenth in the world, measuring 62 m above the ground.

There are vestiges of older lighthouses: in ancient times, the lighthouse gave Chipiona its name. This wonderful work according to Strabo, which almost paralleled it with the mythical Lighthouse of Alexandria, was ordered to build in 140 a. C. by the proconsul Quintus Servilio Cepion in order to avoid to the navigators who tried to go up the Betis river the reefs of Salmedina: from there Turris Caepionis "Tower of Cepión", and of Caepionis, Chipiona.

A first project on the stone of Salmedina was devised in 1857 by Eduardo Saavedra. The final project, the current work, was approved by the then Ministry of Ports and Channels to attend to the growth of maritime traffic to Seville in 1862 by engineer Jaime Font. Its first stone was placed on April 30, 1863, Made the provisional reception of the work on November 28, 1867, was first lit on November 28 of that same year, and was received definitively on June 21, 1869 with a total cost of works of 323,937 escudos Since then, it has only been turned off twice; The first in 1898, on the occasion of the war against the US, for the independence of Cuba. The lighthouses of the province of Cadiz were extinguished for fear of an invasion. The second was in 1936, on the occasion of the civil war, remaining almost three years off. It is built by a slightly frustoconical tower, reminiscent of the Roman commemorative columns. The elements used in its construction are sandstone ashlar and ossuary stone.

It signals to the boats the entrance to the estuary of the river Guadalquivir, the only navigable river of Spain. It is also used as a beacon by aircraft since it is one of the 20 aeromarítimos lighthouses of Spain (its beam of light reaches the same distance in vertical that in horizontal). Since 1998, tourist visits have been organized to discover the interior of the lighthouse and in 1999 the existing lamp was replaced by a halogen with a range of 30 nautical miles. It consists of three light beams at 120º that give a complete revolution every thirty seconds, so in the distance they look like flashes every ten seconds. The Port Authority of Seville, the public body responsible for the management of the Port of Seville, owned by the state, and the Eurovía Guadalquivir (E-60.02) is responsible for its management and ownership.
Source: Wikipedia
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2016-11-13 14:20
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 513 kb

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