Faro de Cap Cerbère - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 42° 26.370 E 003° 10.601
31T E 514531 N 4698590
Quick Description: The artwork is integrated into the lighthouse and is clearly visible.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 12/19/2021 3:16:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM15EC1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Cap Cerbère lighthouse is the last French lighthouse before the Franco-Spanish border, also called "solar lighthouse".

It is located at Cape Cerbère in the commune of Cerbère, the last commune on the Vermeille coast in a natural landscape which makes it a popular stopover on the hiking trail.

This construction was undertaken to replace the old light of the port of Cerbère, removed in 1980. It is the work of the Parisian architectural firm Lucien Guerra. The site of the very high cliffs of Cape Cerbère was chosen, but it was necessary to exclude any power supply by overhead line so as not to distort the landscape.

In 1982, this modern lighthouse was completed and is powered by solar panels. It is a tower of gray stones with a red top. Source: Wikipedia
Title: Phare du cap Cerbère

Artist: Lucien Cuerra

Media (materials) used: Concreet, iron, brick

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Coast

Date of creation or placement: 1/1/1981

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