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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina. Tallest light in the United States at 208 feet. Visitors to the light from late April through Columbus Day can ascend the 248 iron spiral stairs to the top (the equivalent of climbing a twelve-story building). Wear your sensible shoes.
July 1972 "Lighthouse for the faithful, the minaret at Ghardaia rises above a cluster of five Algerian towns where Islam survives little changed in a thousand years." from article The Sword and the Sermon written & photographed by Thomas J. Abercrombie. Via sara Gossett