History[ edit ] This section of the coastline of Brittany, the west coast of Northern France, had always been known by sailors to be a rugged and dangerous area. Being the westernmost point of land, it is a heavily trafficked sealane, and also experiences severe weather during much of the year. As a result, the area has experienced many shipwrecks over the centuries: Plans to build a lighthouse on La Jument started not long after the wreck of the Glasgow-built steam ship SS Drummond Castle in June,which had resulted in the deaths of around people.
History[ edit ] This section of the coastline of Brittany, the west coast of Northern France, had always been known by sailors to be a rugged and dangerous area. Being the westernmost point of land, it is a heavily trafficked sealane, and also experiences severe weather during much of the year.
As a result, the area has experienced many shipwrecks over the centuries: Plans to build a lighthouse on La Jument started not long after the wreck of the Glasgow-built steam ship SS Drummond Castle in June,which had resulted in the deaths of around people. The building works were privately financed by a wealthy Frenchman who had almost died in another shipwreck.
Construction began in but the lighthouse could not be finished until because of the sea's often challenging conditions. Photograph's story[ edit ] The lighthouse became well known inthrough a series of photographs taken by Jean Guichard.
Over the past century La Jument lighthouse has effectively increased maritime safety in the area, known to the Bretons as Mer d'Iroise or Iroise Sea. However, the waters off Brittany's west coast still remain one of the most dangerous seas in Europe with frequent violent storms, huge waves and strong currents.
One of those infamous storms on the Iroise Sea happened on 21 December A front of low pressure coming from Ireland brought gale-force winds and huge waves of 20 to 30 metres high which crashed spectacularly against the lighthouse.
The waves smashed through the lower windows of the lighthouse, ripped the front door, flooded the tower and washed away the furniture. About the same time, photographer Jean Guichard was in Lorient hiring a helicopter to take aerial pictures of the storm.
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Guichard wanted to fly over the Iroise Sea despite extremely dangerous flying conditions. The helicopter made it to La Jument and hovered around for Guichard to take shots of the waves pounding the lighthouse.
At that very moment, a giant wave rose over the rear of the lighthouse and Guichard took his world-famous shot as the wave smashed against the tower. In an interview he said "If I had been a little further away from the door, I would not have made it back into the tower.
And I would be dead today. You cannot play with the sea. La Jument's poster print has sold well over one million copies, making the Breton lighthouse the most famous lighthouse print in the world.
Lighthouses in Brittany have been automated in the past decades and La Jument itself hasn't had a keeper since For many years Jean Guichard's quest was to portray Brittany's maritime heritage before automation took over. Many of his photos are now considered to hold a historic value and his work is highly respected in Brittany.The Lighthouse of La Jument Share Tweet In , in the midst of a raging storm off the Brittany coast, photographer Jean Guichard circled above the French lighthouse of la Jument (Le Phare de La Jument) in a helicopter, camera in hand to capture the tempest.
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There are a number of the storm at La Jument in the book as well as many other lighthouses--inside and out.
It's an interesting book about a topic (living in and caring for a lighthouse) we would rarely, if ever, think of. Jean Guichard is an amazing photographer and his subjects, lighthouses, water, and lighthouse keepers, are equally initiativeblog.coms: The Lighthouse of La Jument is a monument in the municipality of Ouessant (Finistère, Brittany).
It is an attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region. It is an attraction for /10(55). Sep 22, · The name of this well known light house is La Jument. It is located in Brittany, France.
The lighthouse is built on a rock about meters from the coast of the island of Ushant in the middle of the ocean. Construction of this lighthouse began in but wasn't finished until due to the rough seas and weather conditions.
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