Random notes and commentary on illustration, urban sketching, art and visual communication by newspaper artist and Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mukilteo Lighthouse

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[View larger] Captain George Vancouver and his party arrived here in 1792.

We took a little excursion to the Mukilteo Lighthouse on Sunday. Thanks to the Mukilteo Historical Society this landmark is incredibly well preserved. The lighthouse has been in operation since 1906. It is open to visitors on weekends April through September, so hurry up if you want to visit before the season is over. And it's free!

You can climb up to the top and hear one of the volunteers explain how the light works. I couldn't believe it's just a 120 watts lightbulb housed inside reflecting lenses that make the light reach up to 14 miles.

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[ El domingo hicimos una pequeña excursión al Faro de Mukilteo. Gracias a la Mukilteo Historical Society este monumento se conserva en perfecto estado. El faro lleva en funcionamiento desde el año 1906. Está abierto los fines de semana de abril a septiembre, así que date prisa para visitarlo antes de que se acabe la temporada. Y además es gratis. ¶ Se puede subir hasta arriba y escuchar a uno de los voluntarios explicar cómo funciona. Yo no me podía creer que se trata de una bombilla de sólo 120 watios dentro de una caja de espejos que reflejan la luz a más de 22 kilómetros. ¶ • ¿Acabas de llegar al blog? Para más información pásate por seattlesketcher.com. • ¿Te gusta? Hazte fan o apúntate en la red de lectores en Facebook. ]

7 comments:

  1. This one's a real winner. You can just feel the fresh breeze.

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  2. Very impressive, Gabi. The eye leads to every nook and corner, in each of your sketches.

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  3. love your work, the lighthouse is great and so is the airport scene. Think I convinced the wife to go to the Olympic Sculpture Park next week. We are going to your side of the state this weekend and coming back midweek.

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  4. that sounds great joseph, you'll love the sculpture park, are you planning to do some sketching?

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  5. love to do some sketching there. my wife doesn't like to sit still, bless her heart, she likes to take in as much as she can as fast as she can.

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  6. i know what you mean, i usually keep my fam waiting while i finish my drawings, i'm lucky they're very patient with me!

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  7. went there today, the rain put a damper on sketching, love Seattle, not the weather.

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