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The Lighthouse, Swakopmund, Namibia | Swakopmund - Namibia (IMG_3984.jpg)

The Lighthouse, Swakopmund, Namibia

11 m Swakopmund Lighthouse, located opposite of Municipal gardens, was opened in July 1902. A further 10 m was added in 1910. The lighthouse replaced a short-lived lighthouse on the town's mole (breakwater); built in 1902, it was washed away by a storm only months later. The Lighthouse is still in operation, guiding ships with its light seen as far as from 35 nautical miles. The buildings at the foot of the lighthouse - a storeroom and two dwellings - were expanded over the years. Originally they were the lighthouse keepers' accommodation, until recently they served as the cosy setting of a restaurant.
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