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Built on the site of an ancient keeill, the chapel of St John was first referred to in 1557, but was likely to have been built before this date. In 1847 the chapel was demolished and in 1849 this beautiful building was constructed from local granite and marble.

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Royal Chapel St Johns © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Had a very brief and quick trip down to Tynwald Hill today to mark the Isle of Man’s National Day (July 5th) I did not get too many images but was able to grab a shot of all our Political leaders (MHK’s MLC’s and Lieutenant Governor etc) after the Tynwald Ceremony, they were all seated outside the Royal Chapel in St John’s.

The images were captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens and cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Isle of Man Political Leaders at Tynwald Day on July 5th 2012 - © Peter Killey

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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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