Margate harbour, Kent

Lighting the Way 

Images of Lighthouses from the RIBA Collections

Of the many navigational aids lighthouses are perhaps the most symbolic and, frequently by virtue of the need to construct them in wild and rugged locations, some of the most challenging to build.

This article about five very different lighthouses from 1543 to 1960 is accompanied by the gallery below showing the wide range of images of lighthouses held in the RIBA Collections.

All of the images are available to download, purchase or license as well as other images here with a nautical theme.  

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RIBA4224Jewish Museum, Berlin: the Paul Celan Courtyard with passageway

 
RIBA4225Jewish Museum, Berlin

 
RIBA4226Jewish Museum, Berlin: the Holocaust Tower


RIBA4227Jewish Museum, Berlin

 
RIBA4228Jewish Museum and garden, Berlin

 
RIBA4229Row houses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: view from the north


RIBA4230Row houses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: view from the south

 
RIBA4231Row houses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: a living room and porch

 
RIBA4232Row houses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: street entrance to one of the houses


RIBA4233Ryabushinsky House, Moscow

 
RIBA4234Levin apartment building, Proezd Kirova, Moscow

 
RIBA4235Mayakovskaya metro station, Moscow: the ceiling


RIBA4236Mayakovskaya metro station, Moscow: the ceiling

 
RIBA4237Mayakovskaya metro station, Moscow: the platform

 
RIBA4238Mayakovskaya metro station, Moscow: the platform


RIBA4239Commissariat of Agriculture (Narkomzem), Moscow

 
RIBA4240Commissariat of Agriculture (Narkomzem), Moscow

 
RIBA4241Zuev Club, Moscow


RIBA4242Izvestiya Building, Moscow

 
RIBA4243Burevestnik Workers' Club (now Club DK), Moscow

 
RIBA4244Rusakov Club, Moscow


RIBA4245Rusakov Club, Moscow

 
RIBA4246Rusakov Club, Moscow: the rear elevation

 
RIBA4247Hotel Moskva, Moscow


RIBA4248Hotel Moskva, Moscow

 
RIBA4249MOGES building (the boiler house of the electric power station), Moscow

 
RIBA4250Kropotkinskaya Metro station, Moscow, at night


RIBA4251Kropotkinskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4252Kropotkinskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4253Taganskaya Metro station, Moscow


RIBA4254Taganskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4255Taganskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4256Elektrozavodskaya Metro station, Moscow