Douglas

Spotted this lovely cruise Ship ‘Deutschland’ berthed in Douglas Bay today.

The liner has 7 decks a crew of 260 and she will hold 530 passengers.

The image was taken from Queens Promenade in Douglas and I have to say it looks very tropical ūüôā

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Cruise Ship 'Deutschland' a visitor to Douglas - © Peter Killey


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The Great Union Camera Obscura is one of only four remaining camera obscuras in the British Isles.

Unlike other structures, which were built for astronomical purposes, the Isle of Man’s camera obscura which nestles into the hillside on Douglas Head was built in the 1890s purely as an attraction for the flourishing Manx tourist industry.

Here is a small article that I added to this website about the Camera Obscura in May 2005 Click Here

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-70 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head - © Peter Killey

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I always admire this lovely little cafe and restaurant at No 21 Castle Street in Douglas.

The image was captured on my Nikon S3000 digital camera and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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21 Castle Street in Douglas - © Peter Killey

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I took this shot the other morning of  the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road in Douglas, what a job I had waiting for a gap in the traffic.

This image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Early Morning at the TT Grandstand 2012 - © Peter Killey

 

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I was up at a bit of a silly time this morning 05.15hrs and could not help capturing this Sunrise over Douglas Bay.

The image were captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens and cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Sunrise over Douglas Bay © Peter Killey

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An impressive site site today in Douglas Bay, albeit a bit hazy, the image was captured from Onchan Head.

Here is a Little snippet about this fine ship – There are 8 Passenger Decks, 698 Lower Berths, it has a Gross Tonnage of 20,186 tonnes, The vessel is 168.74 m Long, and is crewed under the Bermuda registration.

This image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR camera with a Sigma 70-300mm APOms Lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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MV Discovery berthed in Douglas Bay 28th May 2012 - © Peter Killey

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Here we go with a few images taken this afternoon with a walk around the TT Grandstand and surrounding areas.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera and  my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens then resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

The description of each picture is embedded into the bottom of each image.

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Taken from Approximately 28m in the air from the cage of the Aerial Ladder Platform last week.

In August 2008 this beautifully designed Victorian building was vacated and the staff and inmates were all transferred to the new Isle of Man Prison in Jurby which is now fully operational.

This type of architecture will probably never be seen again on the Isle of Man.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The Former Isle of Man Prison in Victoria Road - © Peter Killey

 

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I spent a pleasurable hour walking around the court of Tynwald the other day during my lunch break.

All of the below images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Images 1 and 2 below;

Depicts the Tynwald Chamber which has been used for sittings since December 1894 and formerly housed the old Weights and Measures office before it became occupied by Tynwald. Also shown is the table which holds the Manx Sword of State which must be present under Tynwald Standing orders before any sitting can take place.

Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images 3, 4 and 5 below;

Depicts the Sword of State which is traditionally ascribed to Olaf II , who before he became King is believed to have used it in fighting against the Moors in Spain in 1230. It may really be dated nearer 14th Century.

The Sword has the earliest known depictions of the ‚ÄėThree legs of Man‚Äô in its oldest form, and the Legs are depicted on the Pommel and on shields set on either side of the blade where the guard intersects the blade. The sword is present at all sittings of Tynwald and is carried before The Lieutenant Governor at St Johns on Tynwald day.

The Sword is the Island equivalent of the Mace that is used in Westminster, but differs in that it points straight ahead and not left or right as in England which denotes the part in power.

Sword of State Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sword of State Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sword of State Tynwald Court Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 6 below;

This illustrates the legislative Council Chamber and shows the meeting table. The Council are a revising Chamber and examine in details green bills presented from the House of keys of proposed legislation.

The Legislative Council is presided over by the President and has 10 members indirectly elected by the House of Keys or Ex officio .

Legislative Council Chamber - Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My grateful thanks goes to Tynwald Seneschal Mr Paul Daugherty for his excellent knowledge and advice on every aspect of Tynwald and for supplying to me the above information to go with each of the images.

If you are interested in the Isle of Man and its very unique constitution, have a look at this webpage from manxscenes.com outlining some basic facts about this beautiful island РClick Here 

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Out for a walk tonight with Little Ted I grabbed this image of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s Ben My Chree turning in Douglas Harbour after her sailing from Heysham.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera dipped in HDR 5, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Ben My Chree - © Peter Killey

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Popped down to take some images of this organised walk to the Tower of Refuge tonight, there were literally thousands of people queuing to walk out to the Tower at low tide, I just took some images from the Promenade walkway (basically because I could not be bothered queuing and it was starting to rain).

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

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Tower of Refuge Low Tide Walk - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tower of Refuge Low Tide Walk - © Peter Killey

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