PHOTOS: Lighthouses in Winter Are Picture-Perfect

3/4/2014 10:01:10 AM

Instead of wishing winter away, we decided to celebrate it by showing breathtaking shots of the most beautiful lighthouses around the world. Yes, it's still freezing outside but these picturesque towers light up snow-covered landscapes and provide spectacular views. Glass half-full, remember?

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Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse

Location: York, Maine

Although Cape Neddick is its official name, Nubble Lighthouse came to be in 1879 after President Rutherford B. Hayes appropriated money to build a lighthouse on a "nub" of land for safe transport of commerce by sea.


Qeqertarsuaq Lighthouse

Location: Disko Island, Greenland

Although glaciers dominate this stretch of land in southern Greenland known as Disko Island, 873 people call it home.

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Happisburgh Lighthouse

Location: Norfolk, England

Built in 1790, Happisburgh is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. The tower stands at 85 feet and the lantern is 134 feet above sea level.

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