Friday, June 27, 2008

SYWATCH FRIDAY - SNAEFELL A VIKING MOUNTAIN

Snaefell is the tallest mountain on the Isle Of Man, and again named by our Viking friends. In the photo it's the middle mountain, the one with the TV masts on. It's in perspective, ie far away and this is the view from Ramsey. Below is the Wiki link with the stats, links, and view of the railway tram which takes you to the summit should you not want to walk that far.



It is true on a very, very clear day you can see the UK, the sea below, and the heavens above. A great place to survey the Island as the Vikings would have seen it. It also takes on a very magical spooky feeling when a fog or mist descends. I took this view with the Barrule peeking through on the left and on the right the start of Skyhill so you would see how the Vikings would have viewed it from Ramsey free of modern housing and shops and business premises. I can see all this from my house either front or back. Therefore I am always under the shadow of the Vikings.

If you want to particpate in skywatch see Jane & 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 Jane & Tom of the fabulous WIGGERS WORLD

86 comments:

Carletta said...

What a sky full of clouds!
Beautiful landscape.

Carrie Hayes said...

Great picture..I love the composition

Jenn said...

I love those clouds atop the mountain! Thanks for sharing!

My SWF picture is posted HERE.

Hope you could drop by, too! Thanks!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I really like the first photo of the Sky and mountains.

Anonymous said...

That's a funny name for a mountain! Beautiful photograph :)

per du amis said...

So that is Snaefell! No snow then?
Drama and magic in the clouds.

April said...

Magnificent scene and beautiful heaped up clouds! Personally, I think I would probably be too scared to go by train up to the summit, but what a fantastic idea. What an amazing view to have from your house!

imac said...

Great cloud formation

Mia said...

I am enjoying the viking scenario. The links from my country to yours are many and varied. The clouds show much drama.

Rachel said...

these are beautiful captures!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

What lovely, broody clouds! Great Sky Watch. I enjoyed the narrative information you provided. You live in a very interesting place. I popped down to read about Godred Croven and King Olaf for a bit. I think I have to come back to take it all in. You have a wonderful blogsite.

The Birdlady said...

Absolutely amazing photograph!

Layrayski said...

Breathtaking view!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is checking in late here. He somehow missed Thursday's post. Better late than never....

Appropriately brooding sky for today's edition of Viking News!

marcia said...

Pretty sky and nice view

Chuck Pefley said...

That's quite an impressive view from your house!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting that so much history is known about the sle of Man and that so much of it involves the Vikings.

TSannie said...

That sky above Snaefell is just a thing of beauty to behold. So glad you shared it for SWF - or for any day for that matter.

Tash said...

Such a turbulent sky seems so appropriate for a Viking mountain. Very impressive photo. Must be nice to sit at the cafe & watch the sky for a while.

Kelly said...

You have had a terrific week of Viking posts! The view in this photo is just beautiful. And, as always, your skies such great colors!

Indrani said...

Beautiful sky watch shots! Very informative writeup too.

magiceye said...

that sure is a great view accompanied by excellent commentary! thank you.

Neva said...

HI B....this is an awesome shot! and I love your title....very very nice....

archiearchive said...

I'm loving the history which goes with your photographs. The clouds in this image are magnificent.

Pietro said...

Splendid sky, wonderful picture for Sky Watch!
Thanks for your kind comment.

Lawstude said...

Beautiful landscape. The clouds over the mountains... just awesome.

Louise said...

Very interesting. You mentioned the mountains in Iceland. The pictures look like Iceland, and the name was familiar (I've been there several times), so I had to look Isle of Man up to see exactly where it is.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wouldn't have found yours so quickly if you hadn't.

Berit said...

Just beautiful clouds and SWF photos!

Gary said...

Magnificent sky. Beautiful and foreboding.

Happy SWF.
Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

evlahos said...

excellent post again. fantastic sky

reader Wil said...

How wonderful to see all those kingdoms from that mountain. And thanks for the new viking information! Thanks also for the visit.

Aileni said...

A true Island sky. Very fine picture.

kissa said...

I have enjoyed this Viking week. I have a very strong interest in all things Viking as I have Norwegian in my genes on my fathers side and he is called Olaf too. I of M looks so delightful through your eyes.

RuneE said...

Thank you for showing us Snaefell (Snowfjell?) More information I didn't know. It would be a pleasure to walk up that mountain, and then take the train back down. Must be a marvellous view.

Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I too have enjoyed this week.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm so happy. If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see these great photos!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for getting Sky Watch in with your Viking series.. I will be back to read through this post again later and catch up on the one I missed yesterday..

I read you comment and thoughts on Friday being dropped... it was food for thought and I think what you said and how other have mentioned the same it might be as wise to leave things as they are... I like the fact the 'Daily' bloggers join in.. I see this as a place where all decent blogs are welcome and can join in. Wise words from the wise Owl of Man ;o)

breeshsa said...

Snaefell is very cold at the top.Nice image.

Gallicissa said...

Very interesting post. What a dramatic sky! Happy Sky Watch!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing this information. What a wonderful sky to capture. Happr SWF.

Dragonstar said...

That sky is wonderful. A perfect shot.

Petunia said...

Snaefell heard a little bit like it is Norwegian, And it surtenly must be named by the Vikings long time ago. It could actually be a word/name from what we call "Old Norwegian" that was the language here in Norway and on Island for a long time ago.
We have a Norwegian word today "snaufjell" That means a mountain with little vegetation.

It is a beautiful landscape:)
Petunia's SWF

Mrs H brew said...

We often go up there. I didn't know where it got it's name from. You have an very friendly blog.

Greyscale Territory said...

Glorious billows of white! Beautiful pic!

me ann my camera said...

These are wonderful clouds full of intensity and drama; also wonderful informative text to go with the photo.

The Texican said...

The Isle of Man. I've found it useful in crossword puzzles, but I've never visited. Thanks for sharing with us through your blog.

Naturegirl said...

WOW! Now that is one BIG sky full of drama!

Jim said...

You can see everything from the top of the mountain, or they thought, pretty neat. I have enjoyed all of your recent posts.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

to be able to see 6 kingdoms is quite a feat - and what an amazing place to see them from!

sam said...

Likewise enjoying the posts and have to get back to the island for a weekend.

D Herrod said...

Sweet shot.

cocabixinhos said...

Great sky watch!

AnneKa said...

Love the picture!!!

mharia said...

that's an amazing and dramatic cloud formation! love the shot!

alicesg said...

Wow beautiful SWF photo. It is a cloudful day. Have a nice weekend.

Alan said...

Beautfiul scene and informative post.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for your story and wonderful pic Babooshka!

I just like saying that name again and again: Babooshka, babooshka aiaa...

LeenaM said...

A strong sky and photo!
thank you also for your text, Babooshka.
Have a happy weekend!

Knoxville Girl said...

You walk under the same skies as the Vikings did centuries ago - I love those kinds of connections. And what a great view!

mirage2g said...

Its as if a big monster would come out of it! Like those tv series Xena and Hercules you know! Seems the clouds got too much water to bear! Happy weekend, hope you're having a great one!

Craver Vii said...

It looks dangerous (flooding)! And those clouds look pregnant with threat. I'm scared!!!

AphotoAday said...

Fantastic clouds, and rather ominous.
Hope you are having a great Sky Watch Friday.

John said...

Lovely shot and great view.
Another nice and interseting Viking post.
Have a nice weekend!

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Rachel said...

I may have comented already, but i don't care. (: Thank you so very much for the very sincere comment you left me! That just made my day!

ewok1993 said...

very impressive clouds. i could just stand there and sky watch all day. pretty cool.

marley said...

Very dramatic clouds. Great photo.

yoshi said...

A wonderful sky full of clouds! I love it.

Linda Reeder said...

What a dramatic sky!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Linda in Seattle

Christy said...

Lovely view. I bet there are amazing shots from here like yours.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comments. I appreciate it very much.

jacqui said...

I see it has already been said. Stormy weather ahead.

Jacqui x

the teach said...

How beautiful - the skies and the mountain. :)

Müge Tekil said...

The first photo is speaking! As if the clouds are furious, as if the sky is angry! A very beautiful shot!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Very very nice and I enjoyed your commentary too especially about the Vikings. Thank you for visiting my Sky Watch ~ Lynn

Marie said...

Great picture!

Fugazi said...

The first photo is great, I really like the agressive clouds:))

And thanx for commenting on my photos:))

Dave Coulter said...

Excellent photo & post. Seven kingdoms...imagine!

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite a shot a quite an interesting bit of history too. Have you ever walked all the way there? Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do appreciate it!

CrazyCath said...

Love that first shot. Beautiful sky.

Andrea said...

Beautiful clouds you have captured. Love this shot. Interesting post too.

lingovise said...

the cloud formations in this shot are truly stunning. beautiful shot!

Dancin' Fool said...

A great shot and very interesting information. Happy Sky Watch and have a great weekend.

CherryPie said...

Wow! fantastic sky it reminds me of the time we broke down on the top of snaefell in the wind and rain!

Raven said...

Beautiful sky!. I enjoyed reading through some of the interesting material on the rest of the page and looking at your lovely photos.

esnorway said...

nice shoots

Dewdrop said...

Wonderful shot. I am a sucker for the mountain shots. Love em. Sorry so late in responding.

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