When I first saw Adrian Tribe’s take on the proper lighthouse, I thought, oh, our Adrian is showing just a tad of colonialist mentality: telling us “exactly how a light house should look”. But then I remembered the uproar that occurred just a few years ago in our little seaside town when the painters forgot to reproduce the red cap that had adorned the Split Point Light for over a hundred years. Weeks passed and the structure stayed solid white, top to bottom. How could anyone do such a thing?, we asked each other. After much loudly expressed local indignation, the red cap was finally restored, and it was “exactly how a lighthouse should look”. Here is a better photo of the Split Point Light.
Still Adrian’s red and white stripes, though a little garish, aren’t too bad.
Burning the Books
Beginning or End?
Small blessings #4: Just a touch of rose.