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‘Simple Shadows’

At the Villa Marina Arcade on Harris Promenade in Douglas.

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Villa Arcade © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Some good memories and some sad memories for me with this beautiful Church.

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St Marys Church, Hill Street © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Who remembers these Pubs on North Quay as part of the Barbary Coast?

The Clarendon and Isle of Man Farmers on the right hand side have recently been demolished and rebuilt, they will soon be back as a Pub with offices above.

The former Douglas Hotel on the left has been refurbished and that apparently will be a shop with flats above.

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British Hotel & Clarendon Hotel  on North Quay © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Steeped in rich Manx history with lots of very famous owners and now about to be sold for development as an educational and training facility specialising in I/T.

What will be getting sold next? The family silver maybe!!

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The Nunnery in South Douglas ©  Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Another one of my Street Photography efforts, this time on North Quay in Douglas.

The Newson Trading Co Ltd property on the right is probably one of the few surviving oldest buildings in Douglas that are still standing.

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North Quay in Douglas © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Built circa 1895 on a site that was once the Mona Aerated Mineral Co.

The first alcohol licence was granted at the same time despite great opposition from the local women inhabitants of Douglas.

The total cost of the Hotel along with 3 houses and 2 shops was put at £6000.

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Woodbourne Hotel - Douglas © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The inscription above the door states;

“The Douglas Soup Dispensary erected for charitable purposes out of the Henry Bloom Noble Trust funds in 1908”

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Soup Kitchen Myrtle Street - Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This is the entrace to the Nunnery on the Old Castletown Road in Douglas, this gate house and the main Nunnery building are steeped in Manx history and is a fine example of a 13th century stately home.

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Nunnery Gate House - © Peter Killey

 

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The Island is a Crown Dependency which, through its ancient parliament, Tynwald, enjoys a high degree of domestic legislative and political autonomy. The United Kingdom Government is, by convention, responsible for the conduct of the external relations and defence of the Island.

Dating back over one thousand years to Viking origins, “Tynwald is the oldest Parliament in the world in continuous existence”. It comprises two branches – the democratically elected House of Keys and the Legislative Council. The majority of Members sit as independents, and the virtual absence of party politics encourages a high degree of consensus. This has contributed to the remarkable stability of the Manx system. (Click on the image for a larger view)

The House of Keys - © Peter KilleyExternal issues such as foreign representation and defence are administered on the Island’s behalf by the UK Government.

The 24 members of the House of Keys (MHKs) are elected every five years and represent the following ancient Sheadings of Mann – Ayre, Castletown, Douglas, Garff, Glenfaba, Malew/Santon, Michael, Middle, Onchan, Peel, Ramsey and Rushen. 

The 11 members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) or upper house, generally act as a chamber which revises Bills initiated in the Keys. The royal assent to Tynwald Bills is given by the Queen or, now more commonly, by his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor on the Isle of Man.

The political head of the Manx Government is the Chief Minister, who is chosen by Tynwald from within its own ranks after each general election. The Chief Minister selects his ministers who have responsibility for the major government departments and, with the Chief Minister, form the Council of Ministers (the Manx Cabinet).

The image was captured on my Sony HX20V camera, resized and cropped  in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Overlooking a majority of Douglas, on a very rare day where the weather was glorious and the sun was shining!

There are two images stitched together here, and the bottom section of the image is mostly offices and the financial sector of the Isle of Man (Athol Street area).

The 2 images were captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized, cropped and merged into 1 image in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The Heart of Douglas, Isle of Man © Peter Killey

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This lovely building of which little is known about stands in memory of the young men of HMS St. George who trained at Cunningham’s Holiday Camp (and Ballakermeen School) and who gave their lives during the Second World War 1939 – 1945

Please feel free to enlighten us with any information that you may have of this lovely little building.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The grounds of the former Cunningham's Camp in Douglas - © Peter Killey

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In between the heavy wintry showers today I could not help take this image of the winter sun lighting up and highlighting this fine row of houses on Queens Avenue in Douglas.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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A Sunlit Queens Avenue in Douglas -  © Peter Killey

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