Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Point Reyes Lighthouse and National Seashore, which is located about 30 miles/ 48 km north of San Francisco, California.
Construction of the Point Reyes Lighthouse began in France in 1867. Its lenses were designed in 1823 by physicist, Augustin-Jean Fresnel.
Considered to be the windiest place on the Pacific Coast, Point Reyes is also foggiest from July through early September.
On the postcard above, notice how no one’s around the lighthouse.
It’s making me nostalgic for more social times like when my family and I went there during Labor Day weekend in September 2017 and it looked like this:
For more information:
Fresnel lenses – U.S. Lighthouse Society
Point Reyes – National Park Service
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt. Take care and stay safe!
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