Although no longer used to warn shipping of the cliffs, the Lighthouse at Hunstanton, Norfolk, England stands as a reminder of the harshness behind the sunnier side of this seaside resort.
On a sunny day like today it is a pleasant and bright sight, shining in its white paint and striking against the green grass and blue sky.
But we remember tales of stormy night and high tides, with the local fishermen struggling against the elements merely to get safely to shore.
It was for times like this that the lighthouse was built – to guide weary seafarers to the safety of harbor home.
At the gates of the Royal Estate stands a vehicle.
At first this seems quite normal.
Then we notice that the vehicle is a Miami Ocean Rescue vehicle, and here we are in rural England.
Are we expecting an exceptionally high tide soon?
This is an original photograph which has been digitally transformed to give you a distinctive work of art to grace the wall of your home or office.
The strange combination of the old gates and the modern vehicle make this a great conversation piece, and it would work well in a dining or family room, or in an office setting.
This image is also available in greeting card format, and would be ideal for formal or informal notes.