Discovering the Unexpected…in a Lighthouse…
The Industrial Vintage Revolution…
Last week I spent a muggy Florida afternoon exploring a little gem…a late 19th century lighthouse. As I climbed (and climbed!) up through the light house, others were enjoying the beautiful ocean views out the small windows, but I found myself taking note of the industrial style architectural details of the building. The first thing that came to my mind were the many industrial vintage style images I’ve been seeing in current home-catalogs, on the web, and shelter magazines…from tables constructed out of steel and old telephone poles to industrial light fixtures. What fun to see the origins of these industrial details in this 1883 light house. So armed with my iPhone camera, I took a few photos documenting the details.
Looking up from the first floor…a metal spiral staircase in black and white.
The metal structure
A honey-comb pattern in the floor grates.
Industrial light fixtures…look familiar?!
Even the ever-functioning beacon is a beautiful piece of art…with its’ layers of glass and decorative metal.
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse 1883…a beauty!
And…here’s that gorgeous view!
Are you drawn to the industrial vintage style?
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