The Dispaearing Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse
Thinking about paying a visit to Rubjerg Knude? You should hurry, for it isn’t expected to be around for much longer. Located in Jutland, on Denmark’s wild northern coast, this striking landmark has stood here since 1900.
Yet with the shifting sands and rapid erosion that continue to reshape the coastline here, the abandoned lighthouse is soon set to topple into the North Sea and disappear beneath the pounding waves forever.
The other buildings that once stood here have long since been destroyed, Rubjerg Knude the last structure standing on a site that has eroded, on average, five feet a year since it was built at the turn of the last century.
The light hasn’t shone since 1968 and, the building having been abandoned in 2002, it’s only a matter of time now. Partially-buried beneath the sands, the lighthouse is getting ever closer to the edge. Before long, it too will be gone.
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