Portland Head Lighthouse and Ascension Day


Today is Ascension Day. It is the day marked by Christians that Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after His resurrection, which is celebrated annually as Easter. For 40 days thereafter, Jesus walked and talked with his disciples until he was taken into the clouds.

There are plenty of clouds in this iconic setting, the Portland Head Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth near Portland, Maine. It’s hard not to take a beautiful shot at this historic site, a scene often portrayed on many calendars over the years.

Ships at sea in part depend on lighthouses to keep their bearings. I envisioned the lighthouse’s beacon flashing in the overcast evening as a symbol to all of this sacred event.

“Portland Head Lighthouse and Ascension Day” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2019

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Filed under architectural photography, history, human interest, Photo of the Week, photography, travel

4 responses to “Portland Head Lighthouse and Ascension Day

  1. Carol Burrall

    Hi Bruce,
    If you are in Maine now and will be coming to the midcoast area, please let us know. We would love to meet you in person. (Great birds to see too!)
    Cousin Carol

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    • Carol, We are home now. We would have loved to have met you as well. We liked the area a lot and hopefully will get back there soon. Please send me your contact info via email if you can. Thanks, Bruce

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