This Anglican church within the village is dedicated to St John and lies in the parish of German . The church is sited next to Tynwald Hill where each year on Tynwald Day (July 5th) the laws of the Isle of Man are proclaimed in English and in Manx.
Kirk Christ Church – Lezayre
Manx Churches and Chapels
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
Kirk Christ Church – Lezayre
This beautiful church has always proved a difficult image for me to capture under the correct light conditions especially as this particular elevation faces North! I also captured an image of this church in March 2004 click and I have to say that it appears the spire of the church is starting to show signs of deterioration and age, however I totally understand the massive cost of maintaining such a beautiful church, especially with shrinking congregations!
Douglas Corporation Horse Trams – Douglas Promenade
Douglas Corporation Horse Trams are now in their 145th year of operation. It is universally acknowledged that they are the oldest operating horse drawn tramway system in the world. These three images depict an open topped single decked tram, a covered single decked tram and the unique double decked horse tram – (click images for larger view).
Manx Folk Dance Society
Captured these guys dancing near to the War Memorial on Douglas Promenade today, there was a few groups dancing which was all part of the Yn Chruinnaght Programme for 2011 – (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 32mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Villa Marina – Harris Promenade – Douglas
This beautiful building was once owned by Henry Bloom Noble and was bought by Douglas Corporation in 1910 for the sum of £60,000. The Villa Marina Royal Hall and Gardens were opened in the the summer of 1913 – (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.
Ben My Chree – Douglas Harbour
Captured this image of the flagship of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s, Ben My Chree whist She was berthed in Douglas Harbour this morning (14/7/11) I was on board the Steam Packet’s fast Craft Manannan which was just about to leave for Liverpool – (click image for larger view). The image was taken on my digital compact Nikon S3000 camera.
Oceania Cruise Ship Marina – A Visitor to Douglas Bay
Spotted this beautiful Cruise Ship ‘Marina’ berthed just off the Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay this afternoon (12/7/11) – (click image for larger view). The ship, according to its website was put into service in January 2011, Gross Tonnage = 65,000 tonnes, Passengers = 1,258, Passenger Decks = 11, Length = 774ft (236m), Max Beam (width) = 105ft (32m), Draft = 24ft (7.3m), Cruising Speed = 20 knots (37km/h). The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 120mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Motorcycle Museum Mural at the Bungalow
I love the vibrant colours in this mural of Gary Johnson, the mural was painted by artist “Richie” in 2009 on the wall facing the TT Mountain Circuit at Murrays Motorcyle Museum at the Bungalow. The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 32mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
St Johns Church – Royal Chapel – St Johns
This 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.