Manx Photography

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Overlooking a majority of Douglas, on a very rare day where the weather was glorious and the sun was shining!

There are two images stitched together here, and the bottom section of the image is mostly offices and the financial sector of the Isle of Man (Athol Street area).

The 2 images were captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized, cropped and merged into 1 image in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The Heart of Douglas, Isle of Man © Peter Killey

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I am very pleased that my photograph of a Fire Appliance in front of Peel Castle has made a £3 first day cover (Miniature Set) Manx Stamp which will be issued towards the end of the month.

Famous and royalties spring to mind.

Peter's £3 Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Stamp

 

 

 

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High above Douglas the silhouette of these derelict cottages on Carnane Hill can be seen from far and wide around the surrounding areas of Douglas.

Maybe someone can tell us a bit more about their history??

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The Derelict Cottages on Carnanae Hill © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Derelict Cottages on Carnanae Hill © Peter Killey

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This lovely building of which little is known about stands in memory of the young men of HMS St. George who trained at Cunningham’s Holiday Camp (and Ballakermeen School) and who gave their lives during the Second World War 1939 – 1945

Please feel free to enlighten us with any information that you may have of this lovely little building.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The grounds of the former Cunningham's Camp in Douglas - © Peter Killey

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This former Fire Station in John Street used to house the Duty Appliance and crew up until 1977, the Fire Brigade of them days were all under the leadership of Douglas Corporation and this building is now the Housing Offices for the Borough.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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The Former Douglas Fire Station in John Street – © Peter Killey

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This famous Pub on the TT Course also holds a little history of the Manx Giant Arthur Caley who it appears lived for a short time at the Glen Mooar Inn which was on the site of the now present Hotel.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Sulby Glen Hotel - © Peter Killey

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In between the heavy wintry showers today I could not help take this image of the winter sun lighting up and highlighting this fine row of houses on Queens Avenue in Douglas.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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A Sunlit Queens Avenue in Douglas -  © Peter Killey

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Situated half way up the hill on Old Church Road in Crosby, this little old School is now the Department of Education and Children’s Marown Language Centre.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Old Marown School - The Old School on the Hill -  © Peter Killey

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This stone-built, Norse-Celtic chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and dates from around the 12th century.  It is now consists of just four walls and a bell turret.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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St Michael's Chapel © Peter Killey

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I took this image this morning opposite the Woodbourne Hotel in Alexander Drive in Douglas.

The custom of ‘Hunting the Wren’ has long been an Isle of Man tradition, and is still kept alive each St Stephen’s Day.

It is thought that it is descended from Celtic mythology and the tradition may also have been influenced by Scandinavian settlers during the Viking invasions of the 8th and 10th centuries.

Historically, groups of young men known as ‘wren boys’ would hunt a wren and then tie the sacred bird to the top of a pole, decorated with holly sprigs and ribbons. With blackened faces, the group would sing at houses and receive for money, presents or food for their efforts. Those that gave money to the boys would receive a feather from the wren as thanks. The collected money was then used to host a village dance.

Superstitious Manx fishermen were known not to venture out to sea without having first secured a feather to ensure their safe return. Wrens’ feathers were also considered a general preservative against witchcraft.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Hunt the Wren 2012 - © Peter Killey

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Spotted this little Robin whilst out walking on Douglas Head.

I suppose it fits into a Christmas theme as such!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year (Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa).

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Sitting on the Fence - © Peter Killey

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This sculpture of Manx Martyr Illiam Dhone (also known as William Christian) is displayed in Malew Parish Church and the plaque underneath the sculpture simply states “Here lies Illiam Dhone, William Christian of Ronaldsway, shot to death at Hango Hill on 2nd January 1663” – January 2nd 2013 marks the 350th anniversary of his execution.

The image was captured on my Nikon S8200 Camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Illiam Dhone the Manx Martyr in Malew Church -  © Peter Killey

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