Friday, May 23, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - ST PAUL'S CHURCH, RAMSEY



Yesterday I posted a photo of the tallest building in Ramsey, the flats overlooking St Paul's Square. Right next door to those flats is St Paul's Church, bathed in a deep blue sky rather than the rolling clouds and grey days we have had recently.

St Paul's is the oldest church in Ramsey, although the facade above is quite a modern attachment. One of several churches now in the Parish of Ramsey( Parish rather than town) it's still the most popular which a steady stream of people passing through it's doors daily, not just for wedding, funerals and christenings. The ladies of the church hold regular coffee mornings and charitable events with assistance from St Paul's hall adjacent to the the church. The Church is the focal point for St Paul's Square and shopping precinct. It's also right opposite Ramsey's one and only Nightclub, Nightlife. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but Patrick Swayze has been in both when he was filming "Keeping Mom" here. I think he confined his dirty dancing to Nigthlife though. The ladies of St Paul's Church only like their teas and coffee hot!

If you want to particpate in skywatch see Tom at WIGGERS WORLD.
Only genuine skywatchers need apply. None of your advertising for sales sites please. This is for enthusiasts only and hosted by Tom of the fabulous WIGGERS WORLD

61 comments:

Lake Lady said...

Awesome shot! The angle of the building and location of the sun are perfect. I can almost feel the sun.

MamaFlo said...

This photo is spiritual, love how it casts violet hues.

Ken said...

Nice photo. The sun is perfectly located over the church.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babboshka: What a wonderful capture of the steeple into the skies.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot. Nice effect.

TR Ryan said...

Lavender-licious! So beautiful.

dot said...

Interesting about Patrick Swayze! Beautiful church shot!

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic "Sky Watch" shot! Wonderful contrast between the church and the very clear blue sky!

Melli said...

Did the sun do that BY ITSELF? (the star thing?) Beautiful!!!

Louis la Vache said...

Quite a coincidence! Sandy Carlson has also posted a St.Paul's church at Writing in Faith - and the angles are very similar!

Suzi-k said...

hehe, nice pic, nice info, cool Skywatch!

 gmirage said...

This is nice! The sun didn't scatter and wasn't harsh! Happy weekend to you!

Anonymous said...

great angle and fantastic light

Olivier said...

bon choix d'angle, et bonne idée pour le thème du Vendredi

good choice of angle, and a good idea for the theme from Friday

chrome3d said...

Sun really shines here!

Tom said...

Superb... a real beauty.. but I am upset now.. I notice in your 'lable' 'Patrick Swayze' and I thought how good I'm being compaired to him now.... that will teach me to read the post as well as look.. what a big head I must be.. :O)
Wom Swayze as a certain ring to it don't you think..

Indrani said...

Stunning. You clicked the right moment.

Anonymous said...

beautiful capture!

Alex Mazilu said...

beautiful perspective.

Anonymous said...

Well done again Jane(Babooshka). It's another perfect photograph. Patrick Swayze will always be forever
Dirty danicing.

Take care

Jacquixx

Unknown said...

Wonderful picture for SWF..
The sun is blessing the church.

You wrote one of my pictures inspirerd you to join Sky Watch Friday? Which one?

Welcome..
Hope to see many great pictures from your neck of the woods.

-Cheers from Canada.

Dancin Fool said...

Wow! Do you see the light!!

I now have the church scene from the Blues Brothers in my head!

Happy Sky Watch and have a great weekend.

♥ Stines hverdag said...

Great picture and a beautiful church! Have a nice weekend!

Scotty Graham said...

great shot!! Love the blue sky

Jim Klenke said...

Great shot, I like the angle and the blue.

Nova said...

you just did a perfect great shot.... captured the church with that rays of sun...

check out mine here:
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Diane Vogel Ferri said...

The sky and a church - always a great combination.

Janet said...

Great shot! I can even see the sun's rays shooting out.

Anne-Berit said...

Very good post!

Maria said...

Great shot!

Mustang Mike said...

Beautiful Church, wonderful sky! But my question is (pardon my ignorance) where is the Isle of Man located? Is this a real place?
Thanks for visiting Mike's Show-N-Shine! Mike

threesidesofcrazy said...

Great capture - picture perfect timing.

Profile Not Available said...

A terrific angle! I love the sun bursting out from behind the steeple...it couldn't have been more perfect! The violet tone is great!

Small City Scenes said...

Great sho! I guess God is watching after all. MB

Kay said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos! I loved visiting the Isle of Man through you.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Many thanks for the comments. I have been nursing a poorly siskin back to health today who flew into the window, so my vivits to fellow bloggers has slowed down a bit.

Hello Joe Rooney. The site is fabulous.

Cherie said...

That blue!! Oh my goodness it's brilliant, deep, perfect. And the spire seems eager to reach for it as if reaching for God himself. Fantastic photo.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Love the photo and the great story to go with this church and town. Enjoy your weekend...

Angie said...

This is a superb shot with the church almost in silhouette and the sun's rays striking the church.

Raquel said...

Perfect!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful shot! I do believe that's the most blue sky I have ever seen! Just gorgeous. I admire church photos, too. Well done.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Church steeples are always a welcome sight. beautiful

Nora said...

Lovely shot...I can never get these shots into the sun to work...nice silhouette of the church....I like finding you at these places B, it is like finding an old friend...ohh goodie, I know her already, I will go sit with her...cheers!!!

maryt/theteach said...

Babooska, Beautiful shot of the church with the sun just behind the steeple! :D

Petunia said...

Great shot:)

Petunia's SWF

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful perspective.

Pernille said...

Very beautiful!

Marie said...

Awesome shot!

raf said...

Love it, Babooshka....got all the right stuff and a great choice for Sky Watch!

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Unknown said...

wonderful shot!
thanks for coming to my Photoblog

VaQueenBee said...

What an absolutely gorgeous shot! I love the color. Beautiful!

Max-e said...

It looks like a diamond in the sky

Chuck Pefley said...

That's a lovely bit of dramatic flair! Very nice :)

Anonymous said...

love the building in the sun

Tanya Breese said...

Babooshka, that is a lovely photo! You did a wonderful job :)

Stevenson Q said...

oh my babooshka! Honestly, as I looked at the photo as I scrolled the bar, it sent me chills! It was just like from a fashion magazines' feature! Wow!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful image - just stunning.

Unknown said...

Great shot, perspective, exposure and colors! Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours and angle of your image!

Joy said...

What a lovely shot! I like the perspective and the colours.

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