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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RIBA4257Elektrozavodskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4258Komsomolskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4259Chistye Prudy Metro station, Moscow


RIBA4260Chistye Prudy Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4261Chistye Prudy Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4262Lubyanka Metro station, Moscow


RIBA4263Krasnie Vorota Metro station, Moscow, at dusk

 
RIBA4264Arbatskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4265Oktyabrskaya Metro station, Moscow


RIBA4266Oktyabrskaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4267Teatralnaya Metro station, Moscow

 
RIBA4268Science Museum Principe Felipe, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia


RIBA4269Science Museum Principe Felipe, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, at dusk

 
RIBA4270'Hemispheric', City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, at night

 
RIBA4271Science Museum Principe Felipe, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia


RIBA4272Einstein Tower, Potsdam

 
RIBA4273Einstein Tower, Potsdam

 
RIBA4274Einstein Tower, Potsdam


RIBA4275Einstein Tower, Potsdam

 
RIBA4276IG Metall building, Berlin

 
RIBA4277IG Metall building, Berlin: staircase and light fixture


RIBA4278IG Metall building, Berlin: inner courtyard

 
RIBA4279IG Metall building, Berlin: staircase and light fixture

 
RIBA4280Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg


RIBA4281Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg

 
RIBA4282Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg

 
RIBA4283Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg


RIBA4284Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up of an entrance on the east side

 
RIBA4285Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up an entrance on the east side

 
RIBA4286Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: oblique view from the street side


RIBA4287Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: the east (entrance) side

 
RIBA4288Row houses 28, 29, 30, Am Weissenhof, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up of the entrance to one of the three houses

 
RIBA4289Row houses 28, 29, 30, Am Weissenhof, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up of the entrance to one of the three houses