Tuesday, May 13, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY - Q IS FOR QUEENS PIER


Queens Pier, Ramsey is a post I've written before, but as it's "Q" I thought I would take the opportunity again to highlight a worthy cause, saving Queens pier.


In subsequent years the Pier has fallen into a state of decline, no longer used as landing port, closed to visitors and declared unsafe. The future of Ramsey Queens Pier remains uncertain.

When I did my previous post about the pier work had just got underway to secure and make it a least safe before it fell itno the sea. The work is still continuing, albeit intermittently. Rumours, suggestions and options are still being considered as to renovate or demolish. As I've said before I do hope it's the former. The approach to Ramsey, from Douglas, just wouldn't be the same without it.

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45 comments:

RuneE said...

Highly interesting - first time I have heard of a pier with its own tramway!

Seems fitting to preserve it - good luck with the work!

Berit said...

Very good Q photo!!

evlahos said...

wonderful shot. very interesting infos too

Pernille's ting og tang said...

This is just wonderful! Very nice Q-shot and your text is very informative! Very good work!

me and my camera said...

The photo presented a question and the text provided the answer. Very interesting historic account. A nice 'Q' presentation.

Dirty Knees said...

It would be sad to see such a landmark torn down. Great Q.

DeeJay said...

Excellent 'Q' choice and fascinating history

laxeylass said...

It is a disgrace that they have let the pier go. The low angle is so cool. Hope this does the trick. Lol.

Alex Mazilu said...

how i would like to live nearby. :(

Judy said...

That was interesting. Very good Q post.

jacqui said...

Doesn't Blackpool Pier have a train?
It's another well put together post. The composition draws the eye along the pier right into the photograph.
Love your excellent work hun

Jacquixx

Tanya said...

I sure hope they are able to restore it. Lovely photo.....and yes, it is a small world isn't it?!!!

mrsnesbitt said...

We will have to have a ride on the tram!

Ackworth Born said...

I hope you get the pier saved - the pier at Southport was very well renovated and it does have a tramway - not sure if any of the Blackpool piers do.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Definitely worth preserving, by all means!!! Fantastic post.

Aileni said...

Not only a good choice, an excellent picture.

kissa said...

Impressive pier with interesting info. Lovely photo.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" hopes this historic structure will be saved! You've made a perfect choice for "Q" Wednesday!

Can you provide us with contact information so we may encourage the restoration and preservation of the structure?

Picturing of Life said...

great shot

Will you visit mine Thanks

Liz said...

Lovely photo. We have a pier in Mumbles that is in a similar state of disrepair. It would be horrid to lose it. I hope your pier survives too!

Gordon said...

Interesting history. I hope your pier is preserved - a great photo too.

Stacey Huston said...

Great and stormy looking Q post.. beautiful sky as well as the bridge.. thanks for sharing.

Olivier said...

il est vrai que la lettre "Q" n'est pas facile a faire, bon choix et une atmosphère de fin du monde dans ta photo.

it is true that the letter "Q" is not easy to do right choice and an atmosphere of end of the world in your photo.

quintarantino said...

The pier looks lovely in youir photo and I liked knowing a little more about it's story.
Never heard of a pier with a tramway, so I guess there's one more reason to preserve it.

Katney said...

Another nobel Queen--a perfect Q. I hope for preservation, as I would like to visit it.

Jonna said...

I love all the information I can learn through these photo blogs. Nice Q post.

mirage2g said...

Lovely photo, not so lovely story about it, hope it gets fixed...surely is a treasure in Ramsey!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Our pier is made of stone - I prefer the stone ones, they're not so disturbing (I live by the sea, yet I have a fear of it. Weird no?)
lol, the picture's great. Keep snapping, love!
Ciao

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imac said...

A great pier like this should be saved, great shot.

Powell River Books said...

It would be a shame to lose such a piece of history and beautiful structure. I love the angle and composition you used in your shot.

I chose to use nearby Quadra Island for Q. It is a fun vacation destination that you can see by clicking here. – Margy

Bibi said...

Q or not, this is a stunning photo.

CrazyCath said...

What a wonderful and worthwhile Q post. After all the years I have lived here, I have never been to Man. It's time I did. Hubby is from Fleetwood anyway and will have memories from years ago about sailing to Man - it's time we got off our butts and saw where we lived!
Thanks for visiting mine and a lovely Q post.

John said...

Great shot and informative Q post!

ShutterSpy said...

Another day, another great picture! :-D

And thanks so much for posting on my guestbook. I really appreciate it :-D

leslie said...

A choice contribution to today's Q day...enjoyed the little bit of history! Have a great week! :D

Neva said...

I hope they can save it and make it safe....
mine is here.

swile67 said...

beautiful Q photo! I found your blog on Mrs. Nesbitt's Place and love it. I have been to the Isle of Man, but many years ago...in the 70's. My grandparents were from N. Ireland and then immigrated to Canada. So, I still have family in your neck of the woods so one year they took us to the Isle of Man. I loved it so it is fun to look at your pics!

marley said...

Very dramatic. I love this photo :)

Clueless in boston said...

Great silhouette shot. Love it.

crittoria said...

Wonderful photo!

Ida said...

Beautiful photo of the pier. Very nice silhouettes. :)
I want to thank you for the most kind comment on my blog.
Hug`s.

Jackie said...

I really like how this picture takes your eye along the pier out into the sea, just like the pier does. Fantastic :)

Dragonstar said...

Great moody picture. I love the composition - the angles and patterns are beautiful.

starnitesky said...

It is such a shame that piers are just left to go into decline, I hope it will be renovated.

Jilly said...

Superb shot. Sad when piers deteriorate - so much part of life in the past. I spent part of my childhood in Brighton and now at least one of those piers is destroyed.

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