Standing just above the Braaid and overlooking The Plains of Heaven.

Mountains from left to right: Greeba Mountain, Slieau Ruy,  Colden Mountain, then across the Baldwin Valley to Carraghan Mountain, Beinn-Y-Phott and then Snaefell Mountain centre right with Slieau Lhean thereafter.

The houses in the middle left of the image is the ever growing Glen Vine.

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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The Plains of Heaven - © Peter Killey



Standing at the side of the beautiful St Lukes Church in West Baldwin and looking towards Greeba Mountain in the centre of the image with South Barrule Mountain to the far left of this image.

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

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Saint Lukes Church looking towards Greeba Mountain - © Peter Killey


St Lukes Church in West Baldwin was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan and now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

Behind this chapel and up the hill is the ancient site of *Tynwald which was held there as far back as 1429 and is now marked by a circle of stones.

*Manx Parliament

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

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St Lukes Church - West Baldwin - © Peter Killey



Standing opposite the Manx Sea God Manannin at this years Mannifest at Glen Lough is his wife Fand, also known in Irish legend as The Pearl of Beauty.

It’s all a bit mystical and mythical for me, but please feel free to enlighten all my readers if you can explain a little bit about what these statues are all about, please feel free to leave a comment.

The second image I can only presume is a carving of the indigenous breed of a Manx Loaghtan Sheep, this hand built statue stands about 6 to 7 metres tall, and in similarity to Fand if you can enlighten us all please do so!

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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.

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