Lighthouses are the most romantic places on earth. Today, we want to tell you about the lighthouse of Apsheronsk, one of the oldest lighthouses of the Caspian Sea, and a lighthouse located in the city of Lankaran which used to be a jail.
A helipad serving remote oil drilling platforms.
The view of the lighthouse from Pirallahi Island.
The lighthouse was built in 1859 and became the largest lighthouse in the area. To get to the top of this 25-meter tower, you’ll have to travel 102 steps of its staircase.
At first, the lighthouse was lit with a kerosine lamp, but in 1956 it was replaced with an electric 500 W one.
Although the lighthouse is not well maintained, it is still very beautiful.
This is a central square of the city of Lankaran and its lighthouse.
The lighthouse was built in the 16th century. Its walls are 2 meters thick. Years ago, it was located right at the sea but now it is about 500 meters away.
The lighthouse keeper has been living here together with his family since 1959.
Initially, it was a fortress but later it was reconstructed to become a lighthouse. The lighthouse’s opening ceremony occured in 1869.
Back then, they used kerosine lamps too which were eventually replaced with acetylene lamps and then with electric lamps. Today, the lighthouse is equipped with two batteries capable of supporting electricity for two hours after a power cut and a diesel generator.
The lighthouse is a part of the fortress and is connected with another tower by means of an underground tunnel that is flooded now.
By the way, at the beginning of the 20th century, these rooms were used as prison cells.
The lighthouse offers wonderful views of the Caspian Sea and the city.
Mobile communication antennae.
This door leads to a room with the lamp.
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