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Freezing Temperatures Transform Lighthouse Into Icy Giant

A winter chill has descended upon Lake Michigan, giving the St. Joseph lighthouse an otherworldly appearance, as ice clings to every inch of its surface. Photographer Joshua Nowicki and the Great Lakes Drone Company each braved the weather to get some incredible footage of the icy lighthouse.

The structure was constructed in 1859 and was recently restored after $2 million in private donations were raised. This historical piece of architecture often transforms into an Abominable Snowman during the winter months, as the freezing waters of Lake Michigan pound against it. The videos, as well as Nowicki’s still photographs, show the menacing icicles, some formed at curved angles due to strong winds. In this guise, the lighthouse seems more akin to an ice castle, which glows from within as night descends.

Nowicki’s video of the icy lighthouse has garnered over 1 million views since he posted it on Facebook, revealing our strong attraction to the beauty of nature.

Joshua Nowicki: Facebook | Instagram | Smugmug
h/t: [Mashable]

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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