La Pointe Saint Gildas

Guld of Point Saint Gildas
Overy the horizon is New York
Rocky coast
Small sand beach
Fishing
Walking
Open air painting exhibition
Cycling
Old observation/radar support bunker

July 2019.

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Semaphore

By the Atlantic coast, in the heart of natural reserve Pointe Saint Gildas, this post become a semaphore station in 1862, later converted into a light house in 1954.  Still in use today, it’s automated and remote controlled.

Except the top level where the light stands, the rest of the building is a museum, so can be visited.

Semaphore and it’s canon
Old buoy in frond of the Semaphore
Semaphoric mast
How to read semaphoric message
Transmitter/receiving station
Light bulb from 1500 to 3000 W
A light
Boat maquette

July 2019.

 

Panthéon (3)

After the principal level and the crypt, before going to the upper level (terrace), look at Panthéon from outside first.

Panthéon

The upper level which has a lot of columns, where the visitors can go.

“Aux grands hommes, la patrie reconnaissante” (To the great men, the grateful homeland)

An additional fee was paid in order to go up to the terrace.

went with a group and the guide opened the gate for us
there were few more steps to go to the terrace
town hall of 5th arrondissement paris on the left
arrived at the upper level/terrace
looking paris at 360°
paris
columns

April 2019.

Panthéon (1)

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

There are 3 parts can be visited: the principal level (church), under level (crypt) and the upper level (terrace).

Here’s the principal level, decorated with paintings on canvas marouflé illustrating the life of Saint Geneviève and the epic story of the beginnings of both Christianity and the monarchy in France.

principal level looking from the upper level
principal level
central dome
ceiling
paintings
national convention
Foucault pendulum

The Foucault’s pendulum first installed inside Panthéon in 1851 and removed then reinstalled in 1995, this device demonstrated the Earth’s rotation.

April 2019.