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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Petroleum lamp

This is a typical street lamp, one of many on the Zagreb Upper town. It dates from the 19. century and today all of them still work on petroleum. There is even a certain gentleman that has a job to light all the lamps on the Upper town. It is definitely one of the most romantic jobs I've ever seen. With the light from this old street lamps everything looks like in the old days.


  1. That's a really lovely old lamp. And it works on petrol? What a joy to see a lamplighter, shades of Victorian times.

  2. BlossomFlowerGirl, you just gave me a great idea for one of my next shots. It will be an evening street lights photo - perfect even for rainy autumn weather. Thanks! =)

  3. Hi Helena,

    I discovered your blog by chance ... Zagreb is my home town to and I have lit a virtual lantern on the Lantern Post!

    Regards all the way from South Pacific -:)!

    Daniela of the Lantern Post