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Cape Agulhas Light house stripped of its character !?

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Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:29 pm Unread post
On 19 October 2013, after a few months absence from L'Agulhas, we were extremely dissapointed finding the light house after it's renovations painetd a horrible shade of pink !!! The beautiful stone building with its dark "windows" is what gave the light house it's character. I have visited this area hundreds of times and each time admire this iconic building, but this weekend I found myself looking away each time I drove past...


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Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:09 pm Unread post
Oh dear, doesn't look nice at all I'm afraid :doh:


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Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:44 pm Unread post
Maybe they are trying to protect the sandstone from futher erosion.In a while people will be used to the new look .


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Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:48 pm Unread post
When you said pink I thought you meant a real Girlypink ... now that would be horrid I cant see anything wo=rong with it and it will fade in time


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Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:34 pm Unread post
Hugh wrote
cant see anything wrong with it

:roll: :hmz: You must be joking!!!


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Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:04 am Unread post
I tend to agree Hugh,

maybe its just a pinker shade of RED :redface:

Perhaps it will fade a little as it weathers..... :whistle:


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Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:40 am Unread post
If it was my call, I would have gone the extra mile to at least try to MATCH the sandstone look and darkened the "windows" !!!


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Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:39 am Unread post
Sandstone is very beautiful and I do find it strange that it has been painted over. Do you think it might have something to do with protecting it from the corrosive sea elements?

The sandstone buildings in the Free State are particularly beautiful, but do not have to deal with the harsh elements of salt, storm and sea.

I love the look of age and authenticity, but I am not sure how well it will last given its position and natural challenges.
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