Saturday, October 18, 2008

PARLIAMENT STREET

The photo above represents the not so picturesque side of Ramsey. It's a majestic buliding that has been sadly empty for some years now. The lower half (not photographed) used to be one of our local shops, but it's the top half I wanted to highlight.

This is the kind of building on the high street that is crying out to be renovated and turned into suitable living accommodation. It would be cheaper than a new building, and a once repainted much easier on the eye. Left empty and neglected for years now, it's rapidly falling into further decline, soon to be beyond repair. So any business out there looking for a retail outlet in Ramsey, with rental accommodation, here it is. Prime location, loads of floor space, easy access need I say more.?As you can see, this is particular pet hate of mine, but in this I know I am not a lone voice.

This is a last minute post. I have been out and totally forgot about the blog, had a drinkies with island visitors, put the world to rights ect. I do feel stromgly about these neglected buildings though, as you know.


Why I would like to know is the the island spruced up for Prince Andrew visiting? Surely the place should be spruced up for us residents, who actually live here.

Babooshka is off to bed. She has had a lot to drink. See you sometime tomorrow. What are your plans this weekend? Mine are sleep.

19 comments:

Virginia said...

Alll rigghhttt! I am first to say you do your best when under the influence SISTAH! Love this grand ole building with the green dress on. Hound those folks till they do something about those wonderful old buildings. Wish I could have joined you tonight..
V

Tash said...

Sad, sad (but pretty) building with a sad, sad story. Is there an old building fund that can restore it? As V., I like the pale green of the building. Happy dreams.

Ces said...

Sleep sounds good. Well that building's color will go well with my Fiesta dishes.

Webradio said...

Hello !
Thank You for the text and lesson oh history...
The photo is nice, but the colour of the wall is "surprising" for a french...

Marie Reed said...

Cheers to you! I'll drink a beer for you tonight!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It has a lot of character. WOrth any effort to fix up.

laxeylass said...

We willl never learn to look after the island. Good call

dave said...

I agree with you. Get the island priorities right. Well said.

Jackie said...

It does look like it's full of potential - what a shame nobody (with money at any rate) seems to see that.

Hope your head's not hurting *too* much today! Some of us are working you know ;)

Anonymous said...

Babooshka,

How drunk were you last night?

Tanya said...

Oh I hope this building gets some great owners soon who will take care of it. It's something I hate to see as well. A beautiful building it is!
Today we had football as usual and tomorrow we are going to the races! Have a great weekend :)

kaye said...

I like the colours. It will be shame if the building is left to the wrecking ball.

www.niamhphotography.com said...

hi, agree totaaly with your sentiments. you see that kind of thing a lot here, too. hope you get lots of sleep!

Lindab said...

I've posted a photo today of the Isle of Man flag flying proudly in the centre of Edinburgh. Is it perhaps the consulate??;)

Bibi said...

Oddly enough, I've just finished writing an article about Belgrade's disappearing facades for an English-language newspaper I write for here. There are still so many beautiful but neglected facades; people don't have the money to keep them up, and the city should help. I have tons of photos of facades, and will post some....

marley said...

Drunken blogging is too funny! Your paragraph about Prince Andrew is just the best almost no sense but complete sense thing I've read!

When the Queen visited Chelt a few years ago they painted the train station for her arrival, but only the platform and staircase she'd be using! Hysterical :)

brad, boston said...

LB,

Same here. Just left to rot. Nice looking building. Hope it gets a buyer.

Louis la Vache said...

Police officer to Babooshka: Young lady, your eyes are a little bloodshot! How much have you had to drink tonight?

Babooshka to Police Officer: Well, Officer, I notice that your eyes are a little glazed. How many trips to the doughnut shop have you made so far this shift?

Sound of handcuffs clinking shut on poor Babooshka's hands...

Beth65 said...

We have had a very large old brick abandoned school house rotting away in the city limits for decades, they fenced it off to slow down homeless and vandals destroying the remains, obviously we aren't wise enough to make best use of our resources. Guess our economy is requiring payback.

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