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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RIBA4323Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4324Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4325Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge


RIBA4326Centennial Hall, Wroclaw

 
RIBA4327Centennial Hall, Wroclaw

 
RIBA4328Centennial Hall, Wroclaw


RIBA4329Centennial Hall, Wroclaw

 
RIBA4330Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago

 
RIBA4331Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago


RIBA4332Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago

 
RIBA4333Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, at night

 
RIBA4334Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: window seat in an office in the MSP Building


RIBA4335Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: Debating Chamber

 
RIBA4336Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: Tower 2

 
RIBA4337Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: Garden Lobby


RIBA4338Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: MSP Building

 
RIBA4339Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

 
RIBA4340Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the auditorium


RIBA4341Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the auditorium seen from circle left

 
RIBA4342Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the auditorium seen from the proscenium

 
RIBA4343Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: Diversions studio stage


RIBA4344Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

 
RIBA4345Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the inscription Creu Gwir Fel Gwydr O Ffwrnais Awen/In These Stones Horizons Sing over the entrance

 
RIBA4346Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


RIBA4347Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

 
RIBA4348Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the bar area

 
RIBA4349Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the foyer


RIBA4350Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the ticket desk / reception area

 
RIBA4351Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: a rehearsal space

 
RIBA4352Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: lighting grid over a studio space


RIBA4353Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: a rehearsal space

 
RIBA4354Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the scenery street

 
RIBA4355Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: detail of the lettering and fenestration of the entrance dome seen from the bar area