Rivets and rust on the side of the North Point Lighthouse along the Lake Michigan shore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Lake Park. Now just so you know, this is my dark, moody, and steampunk-esque artistic version of the lighthouse. The actual structure is bright white and, although quite old, very well maintained. (See the lighthouse here, here, and here.)
But this porthole and the lines of rust stains flowing down the steel sides of the tower just felt a bit…ominous to me. So with some inspiration from Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” and Jeff Vandermeer’s “Annihilation”, here is my version of a dark tower, or in this case, a dark lighthouse.