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1962 – 2003 – This bronze statue of the late TT and superbike legend Steve (Hizzy) Hislop stands proudly overlooking Douglas Bay from his late hometown of Onchan.

The memorial was unveiled by Geoff Duke OBE in June 2005.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Steve Hislop - 1962 - 2003 © Peter Killey

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I have always admired the architecture of this lovely “Old Douglas” building which was opened in 1898.

The building was designed by an architect called Armitage Rigby who also designed several houses at Little Switzerland and the cross shelters at Maughold and Kirk Michael (and other buildings).

The image was taken from South Quay and overlooking the Douglas Marina towards “The British”  and was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 38mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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The British Hotel on North Quay Douglas - © Peter Killey

 

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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.

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The Winkie Lighthouse Point of Ayre - © Peter Killey This Lighthouse is the most northerly point in the Isle of Man and the image was taken on Sat 2nd July 2011 and shows a gentleman walking the long path to the Winkie Lighthouse – (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 40mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Port St Mary Harbour © Peter KilleyWhilst walking along from Chapel Bay to Port St Mary I spotted these boats high and dry but non the less very colourful on the beach adjacent to Port St Mary Harbour – (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.

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Point of Ayre Lighthouse - © Peter KilleyWe had a walk around the Point of Ayre this afternoon (2/7/11) and on the way back to the car we passed the main entrance to the lighthouse which is also a private residence – (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 40mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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EasyJet Airbus A319 Leaving Ronaldsway © Peter KilleyI captured this EasyJet Airbus A319 Reg No G-EZFZ departing Ronaldsway Airport on Sunday 5th June 2011, the undercarriage is just about housed and the flights destination is Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 135mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Grabbed the opportunity today to get some images of my Firefighter colleagues who are also travelling Marshalls for the Isle of Man TT Races 2011, left to right, Leading Firefighter Paul Hunt (Big H), Sub Officer Tony Duncan (Dobber) and Firefighter Chris Fargher (Little Chris), all sat on their sparkling new Yamaha R 1′s

Firefighters and TT Marshalls TT 2011 © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firefighters and TT Marshalls TT 2011 © Peter Killey

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Spotted this Helicopter today which arrives on the Isle of Man prior to TT Week and is used for medical emergencies for the TT.

The helicopter is sat on the Vagabonds Rugby pitch adjacent to the TT Grandstand in Douglas.

Lets hope its not used for TT 2011.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe CS5.

Airmed TT 2011 © Peter Killey

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This tiny but beautifully kept Church is one of the best kept secrets of Old Lonan, as you can see in the image there is enough room to get about twenty to thirty people in and the Chapel would be full!!

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 18mm and using a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight.
A beautiful, tranquil and peaceful place.

St Adamnan's Church Lonan © Peter Killey

 

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