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.
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!
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).
Captured 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.
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.
Captured 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.
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.