Wow, what fresh start for all these brave people for taking part in the Southern New Years Day dips. Image 1 & 2 were taken on Chapel Beach in Port St Mary at about 12.45hrs and shows the guys and girls going in and quickly coming out, images 3, 4, 5 and 6 were taken at around 13.30hrs in Port St Mary Inner Harbour, again with the dippers going in and quickly coming back out, believe me it was freezing just watching these guys! The images were all captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Click on any of the images for a larger view! Happy New Year to all of my Manxscenes viewers 🙂
Close to the Wetlands and St Peters church in Onchan is Molly Carrooins cottage which was in fact not built as a cottage but as a weaving shed which was converted to a cottage around 1800 when a chimney stack was added to the outside of the gable wall, it then later became the home of the village washerwoman. This tiny-whitewashed cottage, which is probably one of the oldest buildings in the village, has now been fully restored to give a taste of true village tradition, and is sometimes open to the public. A big thank you to Architectural Historian and Captain of Onchan Parish, Mr Peter Kelly for all his continued advice and support with Manxscenes.com. The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Click on the image for a larger view!
Whilst out for a walk yesterday (28th Dec 2011) I could not help to capture this image of the church whilst the sun was out. The church was constructed as a result of a bequest in the will of Henry Bloom Noble, his trustees provided land, at the junction of St Ninian’s Road and Ballaquayle Road, and money for the construction of this beautiful church which was completd in 1913 and consecrated as a parish church the following year. The architect was W.D. Caroe and the church is constructed of local slate and its tower dominates the landscape and indeed the skyline of Douglas. The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Click on the image for a larger view!