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I took this image of the Steam Packet’s Fastcraft Manannan leaving Douglas Harbour on one of our rare sunny days 🙂

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, dipped in Dynamic Photo HDR 5, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Fastcraft Manannan Leaving Douglas Harbour (HDR) - © 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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.

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

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The Real Fairy Bridge - © 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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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.

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

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House of Manannan Peel - © Peter Killey

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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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