Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Postcard 36: To the Lighthouse?

Godrevy Lighthouse,
Photo: copyright David Gill

This beautiful lighthouse, supposedly the inspiration for the novel, 'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf, has been sold for £80,000. The lighthouse in the novel is on The Hebrides (realm in real life of the Stephenson dynasty of lighthouse builders), but Woolf drew on her memories. She had spent childhood holidays in nearby St Ives.


The Weaver of Grass said...

Was the sea really as blue as that Caroline - lovely photograph. It is my favourite of all Virginia's books so interesting to see the real lighthouse.

Caroline Gill said...

I don't think this has undergone any Photoshop treatment, cropping apart ... but David may have used a filter. In my mind the Penwith sea is, of course, ALWAYS this lovely shade of ultramarine!

Q said...

I see the BBC news item says "The buyer is understood to be keen to keep the 76-acre area unspoilt. There are also planning curbs on development."

Do you think the 76 acres is the whole island? That would be nice, wouldn't it. One's own island.

"Prepare to repel boarders, me hearties."

Marc Latham said...

Nice photo and info Caroline. Have a great week.