Isle of Man Photography

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This is what I love about the Isle of Man, I came across these fellas today on the coast road near to the Lhen.
The sheep and lambs were all very well behaved and the Shepards were very grateful to the motorists for stopping.

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Only in the Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Only in the Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The 33rd on the Mountain and only 72 days to TT 2015.

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33rd Milestone TT Course © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I love this beautiful area of Sulby.

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Salmon Leap Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Old Thatching Stones on Sherragh Vane Tholtan in Tholt y Will Plantation in Sulby.

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Sherragh Vane Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Raymond’s Store in Sulby Village

And a wonderful step back in time in his traditional village store.

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Caley's Store in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Above Injebreck House on Injerbreck Hill in West Baldwin.

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Injebreck Hill in West Baldwin © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Tholtans at Crammag, above Sulby Reservoir.

A lovely hike down to this group of tholtans this afternoon, whenever I visit these tholtans I always wonder what life was like for these people!

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Crammag Tholtans in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Crammag Tholtans in Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Stumbled across this fine specimen today high up in the hills of Druidale.

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Druidale Ram © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Hauntingly Beautiful

This house always catches my eye whenever I drive past, and some research shows that this house was used as one of the film sets for the 2002 TV movie, Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Raby Moar Dalby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Ballaugh Old Church at the Cronk.

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Ballaugh Old Church in B&W © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A rather Bleak House on Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey.

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Bleak House in Ramsey © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Island is a Crown Dependency which, through its ancient parliament, Tynwald, enjoys a high degree of domestic legislative and political autonomy. The United Kingdom Government is, by convention, responsible for the conduct of the external relations and defence of the Island.

Dating back over one thousand years to Viking origins, “Tynwald is the oldest Parliament in the world in continuous existence”. It comprises two branches – the democratically elected House of Keys and the Legislative Council. The majority of Members sit as independents, and the virtual absence of party politics encourages a high degree of consensus. This has contributed to the remarkable stability of the Manx system.

External issues such as foreign representation and defence are administered on the Island’s behalf by the UK Government.

The 24 members of the House of Keys (MHKs) are elected every five years and represent the following ancient Sheadings of Mann – Ayre, Castletown, Douglas, Garff, Glenfaba, Malew/Santon, Michael, Middle, Onchan, Peel, Ramsey and Rushen.

The 11 members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) or upper house, generally act as a chamber which revises Bills initiated in the Keys. The royal assent to Tynwald Bills is given by the Queen or, now more commonly, by his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor on the Isle of Man.

The political head of the Manx Government is the Chief Minister, who is chosen by Tynwald from within its own ranks after each general election. The Chief Minister selects his ministers who have responsibility for the major government departments and, with the Chief Minister, form the Council of Ministers (the Manx Cabinet).

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House of Keys © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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