Friday, 26 September 2008
SkyWatch Friday: The lighthouse of Hania
The most famous image of the old port of Hania (which is a now the centre of summertime night life) is that of the lighthouse. It could be considered a timeless view if it weren't for the fact that the lighthouse recently underwent extensive repairs, which clearly date it, as its appearance has changed. It was built by the Venetians about 700 years ago and restored by the Egyptians in the 1800s. Its recent restoration was deemed necessary as it was in dire need of restrengthening. It lights up the harbour every evening, and is considered one of the most romantic focal points in the town of Hania. Here it stands across the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean sky. Autumn is setting in, as the clouds attest.