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Alum Bay north cliffs
Piccadilly Circus memorial fountain with Anteros
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Title: The Needles on the Isle of Wight
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At the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England.


The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, England, close to Alum Bay. The Needles lighthouse stands at the end of the formation. Built in 1859, it has been automated since 1994.

The formation takes its name from the former fourth needle-shaped pillar called Lot's Wife that used to stand in its midst until it collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are all short and squat and not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck.

Keywords: bay, sea, cliff, clay
Image data
Image sizes: 1500*1038px, 566kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 19970506-133000
Position coordinates:WGS84 LONG -1.57893061638°, LAT 50.6618738803°
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG -1.59135460854°, LAT 50.6623431444°
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Author: Alexandra Medwedeff
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