Black wrought iron lamppost with three lights
Themed galleries,  Thursday Trios

Gallery: three lamps lighting the way

Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness

Mahatma Gandhi

If that is true, how much more light must three lamps provide?

I always enjoy photographing beautiful street lamps, so for Thursday Trios this week I had a trawl through my archives to find some in groups of three. While I was about it I discovered some other lighting threesomes too. So here’s small gallery of lamp trios, indoors and out.

Black wrought iron lamppost with ornate building behind

A lamppost near the cathedral in Seville (the similar one above is on the Ile de la Cité in Paris)


Stone wall and lamppost

And one on a hillside in Arpino, Italy


Lamppost in front of a building with striped walls

Outside the Central Baths in Sofia, Bulgaria


Lamppost covered in ivy against a blue sky with clouds

I think there are three lights on this lamppost in Leipzig, Germany, but it’s hard to be sure for all the ivy that’s climbed up it!


Three lampposts, one facing the opposite way to the others

Contrary street lights in Gubbio, Italy


Lamps made from coloured glass

Lamps for sale on the Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid in Marrakesh


Two blue and one multi-coloured traditional eastern lamps

And more lamps for sale in Nizwa Souk, Oman


Black and white stone arches with chandeliers hanging from them

Chandeliers in Muscat’s Grand Mosque, Oman


Ornate lampposts with leaf-shaped brackets

Street lights near the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, designed to look a bit like palm trees


Lights and palm trees after sunset

Again in Abu Dhabi, some lights outside the Emirates Palace Hotel, this time with real palm trees!


Three paper lanterns lit up at night

And to finish, some traditional lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam

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