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All tied up – The two Steam Packet Vessels (The Flag Ship Ben My Chree and the Fast craft Manannan) seen here tied up in Douglas Harbour and unable to sail today (12th September 2011) because of the severe weather conditions in the Irish Sea due to the tail end of hurricane Katia.

The forecast today has given possible further disruptions for the next day or so also!

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 58mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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All tied up in Douglas Harbour - © Peter Killey

 

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During TT and MGP fortnight this Twin Squirrel Helicopter Registration No G-BPRI can be seen flying around the Isle of Man when the roads are closed for racing.

I captured these pictures the other day whilst the civilian emergency aircraft was on standby duties at one of the three heli-pads at Nobles Isle of Man Hospital.

Both images were taken on my compact Nikon S3000 digital camera and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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I have always admired the architecture of this lovely “Old Douglas” building which was opened in 1898.

The building was designed by an architect called Armitage Rigby who also designed several houses at Little Switzerland and the cross shelters at Maughold and Kirk Michael (and other buildings).

The image was taken from South Quay and overlooking the Douglas Marina towards “The British”  and was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 38mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The British Hotel on North Quay Douglas - © Peter Killey

 

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Captured the Sailing for the Disabled Yacht “Pride of Mann 2” leaving the Douglas Marina today, obviously she can only leave the inner Harbour whilst the South Quay lifting Bridge is raised.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Pride of Mann 2 - © Peter Killey

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Whilst out for a walk today on South Quay we were lucky to spot the Steam Packets Fast Craft Manannan entering Douglas Harbour after returning from the port of Liverpool.

The lighthouse to the right of the craft is the Battery Pier Light.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 58mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Fast Craft Manannan Entering Douglas Port -  © Peter Killey

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Bus Vannin's Fleet © Peter Killey 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.

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Douglas Corporation Horse Trams are now in their 145th year of operation.

It is universally acknowledged that they are the oldest operating horse drawn tramway system in the world.

These three images depict an open topped single decked tram, a covered single decked tram and the unique double decked horse tram – (click images for larger view).

Douglas Corporation Open Topped Single Decked Horse Tram © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Corporation Covered Single Decked Horse Tram © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Corporation Unique Double Decked Horse Tram © Peter Killey

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Manx Folk Dancers on Douglas Promenade © Peter KilleyCaptured these guys dancing near to the War Memorial on Douglas Promenade today, there was a few groups dancing which was all part of the Yn Chruinnaght Programme for 2011 – (click image for larger view).

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.

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This beautiful building was once owned by Henry Bloom Noble and was bought by Douglas Corporation in 1910 for the sum of £60,000.

The Villa Marina Royal Hall and Gardens were opened in the the summer of 1913 – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 20mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Villa Marina - Harris Promenade - Douglas © Peter Killey

 

 

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Ben My Chree in Douglas Harbour -  © Peter KilleyCaptured this image of the flagship of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s, Ben My Chree whist She was berthed in Douglas Harbour this morning (14/7/11) I was on board the Steam Packet’s fast Craft Manannan which was just about to leave for Liverpool – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my digital compact Nikon S3000 camera.

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Spotted this beautiful Cruise Ship ‘Marina’ berthed just off the Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay this afternoon (12/7/11)  – (click image for larger view).

The ship, according to its website was put into service in January 2011, Gross Tonnage = 65,000 tonnes, Passengers = 1,258, Passenger Decks = 11, Length = 774ft (236m), Max Beam (width) = 105ft (32m), Draft = 24ft (7.3m), Cruising Speed = 20 knots (37km/h).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 120mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Oceania Cruise Ship - Marina - © Peter Killey

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In similarity to my last image I took this image tonight (29 June 11) whilst onboard the Ben My Chree which was turning in Douglas Harbour.

The image shows Douglas Lifeboat Station at low tide, the Lifeboat Station houses the Tyne Class boat named after the founder of the RNLI – Sir William Hillary – Reg No 47-032 – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 112mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Douglas Lifeboat Station - © Peter Killey

 

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