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Used as art decoration and part of technical museum. Never was real aid-to-navigation.

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Album name:mitko / Austria
Rating (8 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Faux lighthouse
Displayed:1904 times
Date added:Oct 09, 2011
DateTime Original:2008:07:06 16:56:55
Keywords:Vienna ; Dunabe ; Austria ; Faux
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jaaptermes   [Nov 30, 2011 at 08:07 PM]
Dit is geen vuurtoren maar een decorstuk van Richard Wagner opera de Vliegende Hollander tijdens de Bregenzer Festspiele te Bregenz. Deze toren is twee keer verplaatst van Bregenz naar het Technisch Museum en later naar het Donau park in Wenen.
Het heeft nooit dienst gedaan als vuurtoren voor de scheepvaart.
Jaap Termes
mitko   [Dec 01, 2011 at 03:29 PM]
Thanks for info and thanks to google translate as well, cause i don't speak dutch Smile
Guest_SteveH   [Jan 13, 2012 at 07:13 PM]
I understand that there was a policy in Austria before 1989 to make the West look very enticing to peopel east of the Hungarian border. Businesses in Vienna were encouraged to use as much light as possible, and it may be that this structure was part of that process.
jaaptermes   [Jan 19, 2012 at 11:32 PM]
Steve H
It's no policy. This "lighthouse"is a part of the decor of Richard Wagner opera the Flying Dutchman until the Bregenzer Festspiele and 2 times replaced from Bregenz to Vienna.
Jacob Bax   [Jul 12, 2017 at 06:08 PM]
Als dit een decor stuk is, snap ik niet wat de betekenis van dit "ARLHS AUT-001" nummer is.
Ik vind dat de nep vuurtorens moeten verdwijnen, dus alleen als het een vuurtoren is of was, dan hoort het hier thuis.
Jacob Bax   [Jul 12, 2017 at 06:25 PM]
I think this site should only post pictures of a lighthouse, and not pictures of towers that looks like a lighthouse
mitko   [Jul 13, 2017 at 09:21 AM]
Hi Jacob! There are few different lighthouses indexes in the world, most of them are official list of lights like UK admiralty list or US NGA list and only currently active lights are included into these lists. ARLHS is Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society list - so it's actually unofficial. Many of the lighthouses are disused for several reasons (too old, not used for navigation anymore etc) and also there are few lighthouses which were never served as official navigation lights for different reasons - but anyway they presented in the ARLHS list. I don't see much problems to such photos on a site as some of these lights have quite interesting history and generally number of such never used lighthouses is less than 0.5% of the whole photos collections.
jaaptermes   [Jul 14, 2017 at 05:40 AM]
Dear Mitko
Thank you very much for the excellent explanation of this "lighthouse". Well done ! .I hopethat Jacob Bax is satisfied now,
jaaptermes   [Jul 14, 2017 at 05:44 AM]
Dag Jacob , Tevreden met zo.n mooie uitleg./
Dag Jacob,
Tevreden met zo,n mooie uitleg ?
Dag Jacob, tevreden met zo'n mooie uitleg ?

Jacob Bax   [Sep 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM]
Oke, het moet dan maar. Not satisfied, but it is what it is Neutral Neutral
jaaptermes   [Sep 27, 2020 at 05:52 PM]
Jacob , er zijn meer valse vuurtorens met een verhaal in de wereld .

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