Ce soir c'est le départ pour notre prochaine destination : Lisbonne. @brunomaltor nous voilà 😉😉
On a hâte de quitter la grisaille et la pluie pour retrouver le soleil ☀️
Mais le choc thermique va être brutal, on a regardé la météo et ils annoncent des températures ressenties allant jusqu'à 42° 😲
En attendant une petite photo de lavande, la saison va bientôt commencer.
Stoer Head Lighthouse was built on Stoer Head by brothers David and Thomas Stevenson in 1870. It can be seen from up to 24 km at sea. The lighthouse was manned by a Principal lighthouse keeper and assistant until 1978, when it was automated. The remoteness of the job needed a degree of self-sufficiency, and there is a lot of evidence of this, with the remains of the former stable, cow shed, pig house and cart shed still visible nearby. 🏴🏴🏴 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Looking at this beautiful view, you’d never imagine its fascinating history.
After the Allied liberation, La Spezia became the point of departure for survivors from Nazi concentration camps. One notable ship - the SS Exodus - was blockaded by the British.
News of this quickly spread through the international community: the greatest Navy in the world was sealing off La Spezia’s ports with tanks, leaving thousands of Holocaust survivors stranded on a small, crowded ship. Trapped on board with nowhere to go, the survivors went on a hunger strike.
On the fifth day, a member of the British Labour party tried to call this off. The survivors refused and stood their ground. They told the Brits that every morning, 10 refugees would commit suicide, and every dawn, 10 more refugees would do the same until the survivors were allowed to set sail. Finally, the Labour government gave in.
After 45 days in La Spezia, they were finally allowed to set sail. As a result, La Spezia was nicknamed ‘Shàar Zion’ in Hebrew, which translates to “Gateway to Zion”.
In 2018, the Italian government re-developed the old military docks where this incredible piece of history happened. Nowadays, La Spezia is one of the main Italian military/commercial harbors, and houses a major naval base.