There are three massive hand carved items at this years Mannifest, which is held in Glen Lough Farm which is just Douglas side of Glen Vine in Marown.
These two images mark one of the massive hand carvings at the festival and depicts a Giant Wizard (Manannin) which is about 9 to 10 meters in height.
I don’t really know much more about the artist/s that made this Wizard, if you know, please feel free to add the information to the comments section on this thread.
I will over the weekend add the other two different carvings that are displayed at the festival.
Click on any of the images for a larger view.
1st August 2011 – A bit of an update on Ted the Border Terrorist who has just turned 10 weeks old 🙂
Since the last post on the 26th July, Ted has really sprung up with his noticeably longer legs and his more than playful way.
For some unknown reason Ted thinks he is a cat and sometimes prowls around and pounces on unsuspecting feet or sometimes his toys!
He has been to the vet today and had his final injection which will allow him to go out for walks next week.
I cannot wait to take him out for a walk or onto the beach for a run.
Right let me get one thing straight, I am not a Bus spotter 🙂
However whilst waiting in the lower Tesco car park on Sunday I noticed these three lovely buses lined up, the grey Mercedes buses have been the subject of quite a lot of press of late due to them being Mercedes and the cost of them and I believe the Department of Community Culture and Leisure have acquired 12 of them!
The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 32mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
We went to the Southern Agricultural Show this afternoon, the sun was shining and it was absolutely jammed packed with people, stalls, animal exhibitions and kids rides and stuff.
I have added nine images which will hopefully give you a feel for all the fun that was going on in Great Meadow, Castletown, which according to the news could be the last year it is held down there due to the lease expiring.
One gripe for us is that all cars were chaperoned into a field opposite Great Meadow where there were literally thousands of cars, however when we came to leave the field it took us 1hr and 10mins to get onto the public highway due to the lack of any traffic management, there were some very unhappy motorists stuck in that field believe me!
Image No 1 shows a traditional Horse and Trap, Image No 2 shows an Indigenous Manx Loaghtan Sheep. Image No 3 depicts a traditional belt driven Bailing Machine, Image No 4 Dog Agility, Image No 5 Castletown Metropolitan Brass Band and image No 6 Daddy can i have a drink of Milk please!! Image No 7 A Shire Horse and colorful plumage, Image No 8 Short legged cows!, Image No 9 A beautifully turned out rider and horse being judged.
Click on any of the images for a larger view 🙂
This Anglican church within the village is dedicated to St John and lies in the parish of German .
The church is sited next to Tynwald Hill where each year on Tynwald Day (July 5th) the laws of the Isle of Man are proclaimed in English and in Manx.
Over the course of time I will add an image and a brief resume of every Church and Chapel on the Isle of Man.
If you have followed my photography website before you will probably know I absolutely love architecture, especially ecclesiastical architecture.
To save you looking through every image on here, just type into the above ‘Search Manxscenes’ box the name of the Church or Chapel you are looking for and if I have captured it, you can view it.
If I have missed a Church or Chapel, just drop me a mail via the Contact page 🙂
The images will be in no particular index and as already stated please make use of the search ‘Search Manxscenes’ box on this website.
Keep checking back at this section from time to time.
Nick has had Ted in the garden today and he has been a very busy puppy, so much so that he has fell asleep on Nicks camera, basically he is knackered tonight 🙂 Yeeeaaay 🙂
This beautiful church has always proved a difficult image for me to capture under the correct light conditions especially as this particular elevation faces North!
I also captured an image of this church in March 2004 click and I have to say that it appears the spire of the church is starting to show signs of deterioration and age, however I totally understand the massive cost of maintaining such a beautiful church, especially with shrinking congregations!
We have had Ted now for just over a week and what a week it’s been with him, Ted’s first few nights were spent howling through the night as he was missing his mummy 🙁 however Nicky bought him a hot water bottle and a igloo bed which helped him feel secure and safe and stopped Ted howling 🙂
Ted has learnt so much this week, especially how to climb the stairs, knowing full well that someone will have to go up and get him and he has taken to barking as well! Especially when Nick goes to feed him.
He is such a charachter and we cannot wait to get out with him when he has had his final injections 🙂 – (click any of the images for a bigger piccie).