What is it about lighthouses? We are fascinated by them, and we preserve them, though they have no use anymore as instruments of navigation. Maybe it's the old hymn, "Let the lower lights keep burning; send a message o'er the wave; some poor drowning, struggling seaman; you may rescue, you may save."
This lighthouse is on the Oregon coast, toward the north. It was a Sunday, and there was nobody there but me and the gulls.