The last lighthouse we visited was Currituck Lighthouse, north of Duck, NC. This is tucked away in a park and residential area. The lighthouse is a distinctive red brick.
Exposure 1/500, f/4 @ ISO200
Looking down from the top, you can see the entrance to the lighthouse on the bottom of the frame. The white building at the top of the frame is a residence. Exposure 1/500, f/4 @ ISO200
The green stairs contrast the red brick on the outside. Val beat me to the bottom landing and was lookup to see where I was at. The light was hitting her just right. Exposure 1/30, f/4 @ ISO6400.