Here is a short video showing the abandoned West Harbour Light Station in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The abandoned Western Harbour Lighthouse must be one of the most-mournful sights in the whole of Edinburgh. A beacon that once sat on the edges of the Western breakwater, jutting out into the Firth of Forth, it has since deteriorated into an overwhelming state of decay. Windows have been smashed, doors kicked in. Flooring has been torn up. Paint peels off the walls. Everything has been broken, bashed, and left to disintegrate. Few abandoned Edinburgh structures typify the word ‘ruin’ so thoroughly. Like many smaller lighthouses, this one fell out of use with the advancing decades, as changes in technology and shipping patterns rendered it obsolete. Left to fall into ruin, it has since been battered by bad weather, and attacked by bored vandals with nothing better to do. The days when it once proudly guarded vessels through the treacherous Firth of Forth are long over, and today its remembered largely in the images of urbex photographers and local historians.
Article from: The Edinburgh News.