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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RIBA4462Grand Mosque, Selam Street / Ad Ebrihim, Asmara

 
RIBA4463Municipality, Harnet Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4464Bristol Pension, 175-4 Street, Asmara


RIBA4465Garage (formerly City Sanitation Office), Massawa Road, Asmara

 
RIBA4466Ministry of Water Resources, Maryam Gmbi Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4467University of Asmara training centre, Post Office Square, Asmara


RIBA4468Shops and apartments, Selam Street / Akeleguzay Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4469Shops and apartments (formerly Palazzo Mazzetti), Harnet Avenue / Denkel Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4470Building on Mai Bela, Asmara


RIBA4471Enda Mariam Orthodox Cathedral, Arbate Asmara Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4472Catholic Cathedral and Harnet Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4473Catholic cathedral and Harnet Avenue, Asmara, by night with fireworks


RIBA4474Shops and apartments (formerly Palazzo Amoroso), Harnet Avenue / Mata Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4475Cinema Roma, Sematat Avenue / 171-4 Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4476Silicon Factory (formerly Agenzia Lancia), Tegadelti Street, Asmara


RIBA4477Shops and apartments, 176-9 Street / 176-2 Street, Asmara: the staircase

 
RIBA4478Capitol Cinema (formerly Cinema Augustus), Denden Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4479Ministry of Trade and Industry, Asmara


RIBA4480Shops and apartments in former Adua Square, Nafka Avenue / Keren Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4481Workshop and service station (formerly Fiat Tagliero service station), Mereb Street / Sematat Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4482Residence of the Italian Ambassador (formerly Viceroy's residence), Villa Quarter, Asmara


RIBA4483Staircase, Asmara

 
RIBA4484Catholic cathedral and Harnet Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4485Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: looking across the entrance hall towards the name indicator board


RIBA4486Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: the Bryanston Street elevation

 
RIBA4487Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: customers' lounge with public telephones and lifts

 
RIBA4488Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: detail of one of the spiral ramps


RIBA4489Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: the petrol station

 
RIBA4490Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: a typical floor

 
RIBA4491Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: corner of a typical floor


RIBA4493Model of unexecuted project for the Department of Zoology, Oxford

 
RIBA4494Model of unexecuted project for the Department of Zoology, Oxford

 
RIBA4495Model of unexecuted project for the Department of Zoology, Oxford