Note - This was originally posted to a friend's site which has been taken down. The links have not been checked since 2015. What is it about lighthouses that draws people? People collect lighthouses figurines. People paint and draw lighthouses. People will stop to photograph a lighthouse even when there could be something else more interesting which they did not even notice in the shadow of that mystical, lonely, stark looking building poking the sky. I think it is the romance, mystery, history and the feeling of adventure – surviving storms at sea and pounding waves. The idea of steadfast lighthouse keepers, daring rescues and pirates hiding their treasure exposed in the roving splash of a beam of light. They are kind of fun to draw. Even more fun to be down at the water, hearing it, smelling it. Photo Galleries of Lighthouses: Lighthouses as Art: Lighthouses Visited/ Documented: