Coastlines CL-L38 Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Denmark 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale model of the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse set in a low-relief diorama consising of three sections comprising the giant sand dune that buried the lighthouse for the greater part of the late twentieth century. This is a three-part resin model measuring a total of almost 40cm in length by Coastlines Models, CL-L38.
The model is double-sided. When viewed from the side shown in the large photograph, the entire tower is exposed and the small photograph shows the lighthouse part hidden below the crest of the dune when viewed from "sea level" as though it was partly buried.
The real lighthouse was built about 120 years ago on the east coast of the Jutland peninsular just north of a large sand dune. Over the years, the prevailing southerly wind caused the sand on the dune to move northwards and the lighthouse began to be burried by the dune. Eventually, the lighthouse could no longer be operated or maintained and was abandoned. As the sand dune continued to move north the lighthouse was exposed and tourists started to visit the site but the tower was dangerously close to the wave-washed edge of the dune. Public interest led to the clearance of the rubble of the out-buildings and and the sand around the base of the tower and in 2019 the whole tower was moved 200m inland to preserve it for the next 40+ years. Other lighthouses that have been moved in this way include Belle Toute near Beachy Head, Cape Hatteras iand Nauset Beach n the USA.