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.

Enjoy…

Peter

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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!

Kirk Christ Church - Lezayre © Peter Killey

 

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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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Murrays Motorcycle Museum on the TT Course - © Peter KilleyI love the vibrant colours in this mural of Gary Johnson, the mural was painted by artist “Richie” in 2009 on the wall facing the TT Mountain Circuit at Murrays Motorcyle Museum at the Bungalow.

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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The entrance to the Royal Chapel in St Johns - © Peter KilleyThis image shows the entrance to the famous Royal Chapel at St Johns and its worth noting the direction of the Three Legs of Mann which is dated 1848 – (click image for larger view).

I have had many a debate over the direction of which way the 3 Legs of Mann should point, but ultimately the legs should point in the opposite way to which you can see here, the correct direction which can be traced back to the pommel on the Manx Sword of State in the 12th century should point in the opposite direction to this image! – Source Manxscenes.com

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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I took this image on the 2nd July 2011, the image shows the beginning of the demolition of the rear side of the once grande hotel which gracefully overlooked the northern part of Ramsey Bay.

The hotel, which first opened in 1897 as the Ramsey Hydro, closed its doors for the last time in February 2009, click here for an image that I took of the front of the hotel in September 2004 – (click below image for larger view).

I will ensure that a picture of the replacement hotel is added to the site when it happens!

The End - Grand Island Hotel - Ramsey © Peter Killey

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