Saint-Louise – Sète’s historic Lighthouse

This lighthouse proudly stands at the end of Le Môle Saint-Louis, Sète’s pier. The jetty, 650 metres long, was the first structure to be built when the city was founded in 1666. Walking to the pier, you can still spot portraits of seafarers, painted by the German artist Klaus Dauven during the Escale à Sète in 2018. Eventually, these portraits will fade away and, interestingly, they are something like reverse graffiti. More clearly, instead of spray painting the portraits on the wall, the artist etched out murals on dirt-encrusted surfaces…

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#TodayInHistory – August 4

August 4 – Some important events on this day. 1181 👉🏼 Supernova SN 1181 in the constellation Cassiopeia observed by Chinese and Japanese astronomers, lasting until August 6 1558 👉🏼 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah) 1666 👉🏼 Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Christopher. Thousands die 1693 👉🏼 Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Pérignon’s invention of Champagne 1821 👉🏼 Russian Antarctic Expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen returns to Kronshtadt after becoming the 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica. The first Russian Antarctic Expedition 1819-1821 by led by Baltic German…

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