Thursday, February 19, 2009

SPAIN ~Coruna-Unesco~

SPAIN ~Coruna-Unesco~
Originally uploaded by gerda_dager
This is a LIGHTHOUSE (currently in operation) which was built during the time of the Roman Empire in the northern-most part of the city of A Coruña on a rocky headland bathed by the Atlantic. The inside of the Tower of Hercules conserves an important part of its original Roman construction as can be observed in the building's foundations which are partially buried in the huge platform surrounding the base of the building and also in the building itself comprised of four rectangular vaulted rooms on three levels rising to the base of the octagonal-shaped room of the top floor which was added at the time of the restoration undertaken by Eustaquio Giannini during the reign of Charles III.

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