Friday, January 29, 2016

Let There Be Light

This is the lantern that you could see on the fence in yesterday's post. I imagine it originally was lit by gas but it seems to only be decorative these days although I haven't been by in the dark to be sure!

17 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm surprised it hasn't been adapted to electric light Pat :) I'm kind of glad it hasn't though!

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful old lantern !

Karen S. said...

It's really a beautiful design!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my, I'm closing my eyes and imaging it lit with flickering light. It must have been stunning to see. Like something out of a Sherlock Holmes movie.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That's pretty impressive. 18th century design? 19th century?

Lowell said...

It is gorgeous even if only decorative! What a great "decoration!"

Cloudia said...

Mystical, Pat!

William Kendall said...

It stands out so well, RedPat!

Christine said...

A lovely ornate lantern which graces the pillars so well!

EG CameraGirl said...

It does look very old! Nice find, Pat!

Revrunner said...

Would have made for a glow.

Jack said...

I don't see anything that could be an electric light. And what is that pink residue on the top?

TexWisGirl said...

how pretty.

The Furry Gnome said...

Yes, that is a pretty fancy lantern!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful detail. I love the light from gas lamps, but I understand why they're not used so much anymore.

VP said...

This is so elegant and beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

It's gorgeous!