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

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St Lukes Church - West Baldwin - © Peter Killey

 

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This building at the northern end of Douglas Promenade houses Douglas Borough Council’s historic Horse Trams and the offices above have been converted into a conference facility and called “The Strathallan Suite”

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Strathallen Terrace - Douglas - © Peter Killey

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The remains of this trawler which sank in June 1927 when she was driven onto half tide rocks in South Ramsey Bay and broke up. The incident occured when the men aboard the Cevic were attempting to rescue the ship’s lifeboat, which had got into trouble. A flare was sent up and the Ramsey lifeboat was launched. All the crewmen were saved, but the Cevic sank!

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Cevic South Ramsey Beach - © Peter Killey

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St. Sanctain’s Church, Santon, stands on the site of an ancient Church or Keeill built around fifteen hundred years ago, It is strategically placed and commands a view of a large sweep of the sea looking towards the north-west coast of England and the mountains of North Wales. It can be seen by travellers sailing on the sea and flying by air as they come over the coastline towards Ronaldsway Airport. Thus for fifteen centuries the present Church, and its predecessors, have always been a landmark by sea, land and air. The present building was erected in 1774 and is a good example of an old Manx Church with its white walls and rectangular shape.

The original building was one of over a hundred Celtic Keeills, or “treen” churches, which were scattered all over the Island.

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Standing next to Gansey Pottery and looking over Gansey Bay / Beach on a cold but sunny winters afternoon.

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Gansey Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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Just playing around with a new High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo programme and this is my first feeble attempt!!

Both of the below images were captured as single images as opposed to a bracketed 3 images which is normal in HDR photography.

Both images were captured late afternoon and show Port St Mary inner Harbour at low tide.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Photomatix.

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Port St Mary Inner Harbour in HDR - © Peter Killey

 

Port St Mary inner Harbour in HDR - © Peter Killey

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I love these bronze statues which depicts Norsemen pulling on a rope, what you cannot see is that behind the glass and inside the House of Manannan and attached to the other end of the rope is the Viking Long ship Odins Raven which is being pulled onto shore by these Norsemen, if you have not visited the House of Manannan, believe me it is well worth a visit.

The reflection on the glass is the Creek Inn Public House and the Spire of the disused St Peters Church in Market Street in Peel.

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House of Manannan Peel - © Peter Killey

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A few images from a lovely afternoon’s walk around Peel.

Image 1 – Fishing Vessel N-236 Minch Hunter, from Newry entering Peel Harbour after a day’s fishing.

Image 2 – The Traditional Harbour side Pub The Creek Inn.

Image 3 & 4 – The Clock Tower and remaining walls of St Peter’s Church in Market Place in Peel.

The images were all captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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