A massive relocation effort was undertaken on Tuesday in western Denmark to save a 23m-tall lighthouse from toppling into the encroaching North Sea due to erosion.
The 120-year-old Rubjerg Knude Fyr lighthouse, which was closed in 1968, weighs about 700 tonnes.
After the building's foundation was reinforced, it was hoisted onto a special carriage set on rails and transported from the shoreline.
Local mason Kjeld Pedersen had spent countless hours planning the move, which took 4 1/2 hours.
The local authorities said that if the lighthouse had not been moved, it would have risked collapsing into the sea within a five- to 10-year period due to the erosion.
The new location is 70m from the original site in Rubjerg.
The lighthouse, located in the municipality of Hjorring, is a popular tourist destination, and attracts about 250,000 visitors a year.
The move was watched by thousands of people.