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 had a lovely walk around Lonan today and come across this secret wood which was lit up buy Bluebells and Whitebells.

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

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A Bluebell and Whitebell Wood in Lonan - © Peter Killey

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Grabbed this shot yesterday afternoon of a very cold Ramsey Beach overlooking the two piers and the sandy coastline of Bride which runs up to the Point of Ayre.

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

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Ramsey Beach and Piers and the Bride Coastline - © Peter Killey

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Two pictures from Ballacraine in St Johns;

First image is the former Ballacraine Public House, now in private ownership and famous for the entry into the pub on his motorbike of George Formby in the TT film “No Limit”

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The Former Ballacraine Pub at St Johns - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second image shows the colourful Ballacraine Farm which is always so brightly decorated and really depicts a true Manx Farm Cottage.

Ballacraine Farm at St Johns - © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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I caprtued this image today whilst in Ramsey, it generally depicts Ramsey’s Swing Bridge but if you look at the image you will see a few iconic landmarks from the North of the Isle of Man.

To the left of the image you can see St Pauls apartments which are the highest apartments on the Island, next to it is the beautiful St Paul’s Church.

In the centre of the image you can see Albert Tower which was erected to commemorate the visit to Ramsey of Prince Albert in September 1847, when he randomly walked up that hill on his visit to overview the town.

To the top right of the image you can see the second largest mountain on the island “North Barrule”

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

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Ramsey Swing Bridge Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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These Manx thatched cottages which overlooks the quaint Niarbyl Bay are probably more famous as the cottages used for the 1998 film Waking Ned Devine  – The left hand cottage was the cottage where Ned Devine died after winning the Irish Lottery 🙂

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

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Niarbyl Cottages - Waking Ned Devine - © 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 ‘Three legs of Man’ 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 – Click Here 

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A fantastic venue for a photographer to capture images of the many interesting aspects of the Isle of Man in History, this graveyard contains so many interesting graves and tombstones and offers us photographers a fantastic opportunity to capture so many dramatic effects depending on light and weather conditions etc…

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

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Kirk Braddan Old Church, Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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We went to a friends farm in Kirk Michael today to see some lambs being born, unfortunately there was no new arrivals whilst we were there.

Here is an image of twins who are three days old 🙂

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3 Day Old Twins - © Peter Killey

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The magical, mystical, beautiful and truly original Fairy Bridge at Kewaigue, Braddan.

Standing here made me feel like I was not alone, so eerie but so very peaceful…

There are trinkets placed in the wall and flowers all around, and as you can see there is a wreath placed at the top of the arch of the Fairy Bridge.

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The Real Fairy Bridge - © Peter Killey

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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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Two more images from our trip to Cregneash Farm on Easter Sunday.

The images were captured 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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