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Trees.

Took this photograph in a plantation and thought would try a different way of photographing the trees.

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This Little Piggy……..

Saw these piglets on the way home the other day and couldn’t resist taking a few photos as were so cute.
This little pig checked his image in the reflection on his shelter before posing for his photograph. The piglets were playing in the sun and also digging in the soil with their snouts looking for food.

This-little-piggy-©www.iomphotography.com

This-little-piggy-©www.iomphotography.com

Don’t Do It!!!!

Saw this sheep when walking down to Lag Ny Keeilley and couldnt resist taking a photograph of her as thought would make a great caption.

Depressed-sheep-©www.iomphotography.com

Telephone Box, Cregneash.

This telephone box has caused quite a stir amongst manx residents. This is one of six phone boxes which the local telephone company are planning to remove as they are “unprofitable”. These days with mobile phones, people dont need or very rarely need to use phone boxes but the sad thing with this particular one and the reason residents are upset is because this one is in the small working museum of Cregneash and is a very popular attraction to visitors for photographs as it is the tradional red colour which is becoming quite rare. The other unusual thing about this phone box is that for many years it used to be green which really did make it quite unique. The questions we all want the answers to now are………..will it stay or will it go and if it stays will it go back to green? Watch this space!

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Telephone-box-Cregneash-© www.iomphotography.com

Thatched Cottage, Cregneash.

This is a traditional thatched manx stone cottage in the quaint village of Cregneash in the South of the Island. Cregneash is a mix of tiny private and working cottages as this is a working museum consisting of a farm which uses the original old farming machinery and horses to pull the ploughs, tiny working cottages demonstrating different skills used in the 19th and early 20th century such as thatching, spinning, weaving, wood turning, black- smithing and a range of skills used in the growing and preparation of food. There is a cafe and lovely trails and walks including farm trails and coastal footpaths. Cregneash is a fantastic day out for all the family and also for wonderful picturesque walks.

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New-Thatch Cregneash-© www.iomphotography.com

Visitors can see demonstrations with horse drawn equipment, thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf
thatching, spinning, weaving, wood-turning, black-smithing and a range of skills in the growing and preparation of food. – See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/plan-your-visit/groups/cregneash-group-travel/#sthash.icgFnawa.dpuf

St. Runius Church (3 Images)

St. Runius, also known as Old Kirk Marown, is a very quaint old church which still has candles for lights instead of electricity. It is known as Old Kirk Marown because a new church was built in its place in 1853 on the main Douglas to Peel road. St. Runius is a simple structure dating from the 12th century with alterations and extensions from 1750 to 1755 and in the late 1790’s. It is called St. Runius as it is dedicated to St. Ronan of Lismore in Ireland and Marown also takes its name from this Saint “Ma-Ronan”, Marown. In the images below you will notice that this church has a very unusual feature being an external double stone staircase which leads up to the once music gallery, the original doorway into the gallery has been filled in with stone to match the church. I have put on three images, two of the church as couldnt decide which I liked the best as one is in sepia. I have also included an image to show the candles they use to light the church when in use.

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St-Runius-© www.iomphotography.com St-Runius-sepia-© www.iomphotography.com St-Runius-candle-© www.iomphotography.com

St Patricks Chair.

In a field called Magher y Chairn in the Parish of Marown, between Braaid and Crosby, there are three granite stone slabs standing tall next to each other which are known locally as “St Patricks Chair” or”Chairn y Pherick”. Two of the slabs have early Christian crosses carved on the front of them. Originally there were five granite stones standing but two have fallen over and lie amongst the other large stones which may have formed part of a burial site. The site itself is protected by a wire fence to stop any damage to the remaining stones as it stands in a field used for farming sheep.

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St-Patricks-Chair-© www.iomphotography.com St-patricks-Chair-Sign-© www.iomphotography.com

 

Road or a Lake?

We have had, like many people, an awful lot of rain lately and its caused Island wide flooding. Whilst out driving up north the other day we came across many flooded roads, some almost unpassable and this road was one of them. It did make me laugh though when two ducks went paddling by infront of the car making it look more like a lake than a road.

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Road-or-lake-© www.iomphotography.com

The Manannan arriving in Douglas Bay (3 Images).

The Manannan is a 96 metre wave piercing catamaran which offers passengers fast and comfortable journeys to and from the Isle of Man. Her main route is to Liverpool and back at a journey time of just 2hrs 45mins each way.

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Mannannin3-© www.iomphotography.com

Sunset Over Douglas.

Couldnt pass up the chance of taking this image of the beautiful sunset over Douglas. This image was taken on my Nikon D40-X using my 18-55 lens.

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Sunset-Over-Douglas-© www.iomphotography.com

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