Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BATTLE OF SKY HILL,RAMSEY- MY WORLD

Sky Hill
Ramsey
Isle Of Man

The hill on the right is the most important in Ramsey and Isle of Man history. 

I chose this image to show as part of the my world theme to illustrate that although the photo is present day, we are always living amongst the past. For more my entries click MY WORLD and thank the skywatch gang once again for another inspired idea.

59 comments:

Louise said...

Beautiful photo. Intriguing commentary, and you are right about the past.

kjpweb said...

That is exactly what we were looking for! Great image and great info!
A perfect MyWorld Post!
Cheers, Klaus

ewok1993 said...

Your little corner of the world is replete with history. That is a very informative text. See you next week.

mannanan said...

SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!

Rose said...

I need to come back when I have more time to read your post, but wanted to tell you now you have a fabulous photo up.

Migs CFL fan said...

That is a fantastic post. Thanks for sharing1

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

George Townboy said...

Double awesome, lol. Gorgeous photo, beautiful sky over Sky Hill, and fantastic account of the historic significance. I like Your World!

John said...

Thanks Babooska for showing us your part of the world :)
As usual a great shot and very nicely framed. Good information, too.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Thank you for sharing the history. The photo is fantastic.

brad, boston said...

LB,

Love it! The history, the photo. Kudos again.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, this is really beautiful. And thank you so much for the little history lesson. It's nice to get a little history behind the photo.

Marie-Noyale said...

That is some sky!!!
You are absolutely right, it looks like the drawings we had in the old picture books during religion class, showing how God is Mad!!!

leslie said...

What a fantastic vista! :D

ChrissyM said...

What a fantastic view this is so stunning!

piedmontperspective said...

I love your photos and the bits of history, they are always so interesting! This post is no different. The image is stunning (as usual)!

fishing guy said...

Babboshka: What a great history lesson. This meme is made for you. What a wonderful photo of the hill. Lets see, in 1079 Kent was woods.

Virginia said...

B,
Always a wonderful photograph and always a delightful history lesson . Merci

April said...

I'm glad you told us about Sky Hill and its historical significance. In present day it looks very calm and serene.

Louis la Vache said...

Images accompanied by text like this is what draws us back with delight day after day, Babooshka!

Carletta said...

Beautiful image!
You always have the most wonderful info to share - thank you!

alicesg said...

Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us. Have a nice day.

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

magiceye said...

brilliant picture! superb!!

Olivier said...

le titre est bien trouvé, on dirait vraiment une armée de nuages qui part à la bataille, superbe

the title is found, it really looks like an army of clouds part in the battle, superb

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the war stories and, of course, the sky above!

Arija said...

Thank you, I am fond of regional histories. They make the places come alive, apart from that, they are thrilling tales in themselves.
I wonder what you will come up with next week.

mirage2g said...

Surely is filled with history and beautiful sites/sight.

It is always a lovely welcome for me when the photo includes such relevant stories, I hope I get the time to include more info with my photos.

Have a nice time!

Greyscale Territory said...

Enjoyed the history background of this beautiful photo! Delightful!

Pule said...

What else must I say, I must say that comments here have summed it up and hey I'm drooling with envy.

Ben said...

Grate clouds and fantastic audience you gathered.

antigoni said...

Beautiful post!

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !
I think like Louise : "Beautiful photo. Intriguing commentary..."

See You later...

Pia said...

Thank you for the vikings back. More please.

Aileni said...

There is no way I am getting invovled with this theme - but that is one wonderful sky.

indicaspecies said...

'My World' Meme is taking me virtually to some great places. This is a lovely introduction, and a beautiful photo to go with it.

Thank you for visiting 'my world' and leaving behind a nice comment.:)

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

AphotoAday said...

Interesting battle story...
I'm going to have to see if I can find my book on the New Hebrides -- it has wonderful portraits and great images of the landscape...

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

That sky! And love your post.

Mary said...

I'm glad that My World has brought me to your isle and its history! What a beautiful spot to have once been a battlefield. Nature always reigns in the end :-) Look forward to more of your world.

Lapa37 said...

This new meme was made for you. You can really tell a story thanks for sharing it with us.I love the photo.

Boise Diva said...

And it's a past that most people don't think about - just the landscape that's always been there.

Anita said...

I LOVE history... and this was a wonderful lesson and a beautiful photo... Thank you!

Prairie Visions

Denise BC said...

A great place, warm and calm landscape. was very kind to share, thank you for visiting friendly.
hugs from Brazil

mannanan said...

Babooshka....Thank you for a SUPERB photo yet again as well as an in depth narrative about the history of this Ramsey landmark. Just wondered if you have ever taken the public footpath (part of the Millennium Way) up part of the way up this great hill which has stunning views over Ramsey?

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Sky hill just sounds like a genuinely magical place - I mean it may just look like any other hill but the shot and the name and everything makes stuff come together so it's more fascinating!
Ciao

Scarlet xx

Bibi said...

I love this period of history. I am particularly attracted by William the Conqueror/Battle of Hastings, dating from about the same period in history. I always tried to imagine, when visiting places like your photo, who walked there, whom they loved, what they talked about, etc. The past is all around us.

Jackie said...

What a fabulous picture. The clouds just add to the atmosphere. And it's always great to read about the history of the place.

sue said...

We are all one step away from history.

Eki Akhwan said...

I can almost feel the freshness of the air looking at this breathtaking view! Those clouds and the beautiful viesta make a wonderful composition, Babooshka.

And your yesterday's post's compositional simplicity is awsome too. Bravo for both!

Pernille said...

A wonderful lession and photo from your corner of the world:)

kRiZ cPEc said...

a most perfect view here. :)

Indrani said...

Great story of your world you have shared here.

I think now I understand how to play the meme.

Jean Marie Desbois said...

What a beautiful photograph about such a great moment of Manx history. Thank you so much.

GrandAnglais said...

That's a wonderful sky, and thanks for the history lesson.

Rural Writer said...

Some of us live among more history than others! You know the history from way back about where you live, and that's really cool. Great narrative, beautiful picture.

Celeste said...

Fascinating post, those Norse guys certainly were a ferocious lot!

Denise said...

An awesome photograph and an enthralling piece of history. Enjoyed it immensely, a great post all round. My thanks!

Jack and Joann said...

Oh, I so love regional history of a place I visit even if it is in cyberspace like this. What will you do next week? I'll be back to find out.
Thanks for posting a comment on my MY WORLD POST.

aino said...

Beautiful.

Lessie said...

What history! You live in a beautiful place.

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