Travel theme: Minimalist

The Tybee Island Lighthouse on the Georgia coast stands tall as an enduring beacon of light for seagoing vessels.  Starkly simplistic in design, the lighthouse is known for its bands of black and white which have recently been painted as a part of the ongoing efforts to preserve this iconic landmark.  With its minimal adornments and classic windows, shutters, and roofline for the attached museum, this classy lighthouse represents all that we hope historic preservation in America can be.

Tybee Island lighthouse

Tybee Island lighthouse — Georgia coast

For more entries in Ailsa’s Travel theme: Minimalist on her blog Where’s My Backpack, click here.

For more on the Tybee Island Lighthouse, click on their website or Facebook page. 

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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14 Responses to Travel theme: Minimalist

  1. Don’t you just love Tybee Island? We really enjoy all the sea turtle art that’s scattered about. And of course the lighthouse is a beautiful classic! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! 🙂 ~Terri

    • We noticed the sea turtle art, but won’t buy any until we purchase our beach house with our lottery winnings! 🙂 The lighthouse was delightful as were the volunteers and rangers on site — so much pride and rightfully so with this renovation. Thanks for taking a look.

  2. I’ve never seen a lighthouse coloured in such bold ways. I love it. Happy new year to your and your family and look forward to reading more adventures in 2015

  3. A stunning, beautiful lighthhouse and I agree, it does represents all that we hope historic preservation in America can be. Wishing you and your family a New Year full of blessings that brings joy, love, peace and tons of exciting adventures.

  4. Amy says:

    These are beautiful photos, Rusha! Happy 2015!

  5. It looks very elegant. –Curt

    • It truly is elegant, Curt. And the outbuildings that I didn’t show are beautiful as well. So much history here and so many people who care about saving it for future generations. Best wishes for happy travels in 2015. Thanks for being one of my top 5 commenters in 2014. Your words are always appreciated.

      • We have old light houses along the Oregon and Northern California coasts as well, which are also being preserved. With you, I really like the fact that people have become aware of the beauty and the significance of our historical past and are making efforts to protect it. I’ve enjoyed your blogs. Keep it up! And may you and your family enjoy a great year as well. –Curt

      • And Happy New Year to you and yours!

  6. Pit says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. 🙂
    Have a great day,

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