Pepperpot Lighthouse, Isle of Wight.

Pepperpot Lighthouse, Isle of Wight by Jason Swain. Also known as St Catherine’s Oratory, the Pepperpot Lighthouse at Blackgang on the Isle of Wight can be a magical place.

Although it might look a lot like a spaceship made of stone, It is actually a medieval lighthouse. Situated on St. Catherine’s Down near the southern coast of the Isle of Wight (known as the Back of the Wight) It was built by Lord of Chale Walter de Godeton (sometimes spelled “Goditon”) as an act of penance for plundering wine from the wreck of St. Marie of Bayonne in Chale Bay on April 20, 1313 AD.

Shot here using the Sigma 12-24mm wide angle lens on a Canon 6d camera in early March 2013, a few days after the southern half of the Isle of Wight got a significant covering of snow drifting to several feet deep in places.

Exif Data = f/5.6 at 1/640 ISO 100

Pepperpot Lighthouse – All roads lead to here, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing.

Pepperpot Lighthouse, Isle of Wight.

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