This lighthouse sits above the entrance to the San Diego harbor. Old Point Loma Lighthouse is one of the original eight lighthouses built on the west coast. Completed in 1854 with its light at 462 feet above sea level, it was the nation's highest lighthouse. Another interesting feature of this light is its spiral staircase. Teresa took this photograph from the top of the spiral staircase. The vertical lines of the wainscoting on the inner stairway walls draw your eyes to the shaft of sunlight hitting the blue carpet at the bottom of the staircase.