Tuesday, October 28, 2008

QUEENS PIER, RAMSEY, ISLE OF MAN - MY WORLD

Ramsey Isle of Man is my world. This image is Queens Pier 2/100 for those keeping count.

Thanks in advance for all those new people stopping by as I have been named "blog of note" today.


The Pier has since fallen on bad times, as I pointed out in my skywatch post. A group the "Friends of Queen's Pier" was set up to hightlight the plight of the pier, and to try and save it, from the neglect it has suffered over the years. It's future is still uncertain, but at least it has now been secured. We need to preserve this pier as many of those in the UK has been lost to the elements or even fire. Save our Pier. I know I'm home when I see it coming along the coast road.

For more my entries click MY WORLD and thank the skywatch gang once again for another inspired idea.

If you want to see loads of wonderful alternative images of the pier and excellent write up go to my world contributer Mannanan, British Isles


I am joining red bubble. Watch this space.



107 comments:

TOM FOOLERY said...

Congrats on being named "Blog of Note" Well deserved. Love the bridge image. BTW Tuesday already ;-) TFx

ewok1993 said...

Congratulations on your blog of note award.

Very interesting post. See you net week.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I love bridges and all their possibilities

Louise said...

I hope your pier is saved. I love the photo. The greens and blues are set off by the pier. Very nice!

Luiz Ramos said...

Pier, tramway and tradition. Good report.

mannanan said...

Babooshka you've gone and done it again. A stunning photo of a brilliant piece of engineering that quite rightly needs preserving for future generations to come. It would seem that it's save the pier week as I've posted the same......

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love your photos of the Queen's Pier. It's amazing how different they are from each other!

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Hope said...

Congratulations on the Blog of Note recognition! You certainly deserve it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is not anything like those I have seen in Florida but yours is much larger and seems like higher.

Cheri Block Sabraw said...

Congratulations on being named Blog of Note. Your photos are splendid.

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Dina said...

Blog of note--good for you!! Mazal tov! Nice to see greatness recognized.

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Knoxville Girl said...

I love the ripples in the water, and the blue & green reflections - a very intriguing & complex note for a blog of note.

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April said...

I like this angle of the Queens Pier showing its amazing length. It definitely has to be saved. I enjoyed the visit and your historical piece on the pier. BTW Congratulations on the "blog of note" award!

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imac said...

Hi, what a great shot, love to visit one day.

Webradio said...

Great bridge for a little island !
µSmile for You Babooshka !
Your island is so funny, and great !

Maria said...

That is a great bridge, a great construction! Thank you for sharing!

Migs CFL fan said...

This is an awesome shot of the pier, perfect time of day. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a great story and I do hope you save the pier.

kjpweb said...

Congrats! And you celebrate with a great image! Cheers, Klaus

Carver said...

Congratulations! Great shots and post. I found your skywatch one on this to be very interesting and good to read more here and see another great shot.

Ruby said...

I love this pier - and what a great shot again. Congrats on the blog of note accolade, well deserved!

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Rachel said...

cool. congrats on blog of note! :D by the way, where i am, oct. 28th hasn't happened yet. it's still the 27th. :D

paneseca said...

Nice blog. Nice picture!

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dan said...

You rock babooshka!

Big Primpin' said...

Wow. Great pictures! Great blog! I look forward to coming back.

Chuchy said...

I love the photo. I wish I could post a photo a day like you. I should butal well. lol
Love the blog and photos.
Mazel tov on the blog of note.

Keith said...

Congratulations on being named a blog of note. Truly deserved!

Gmj said...

Congrats! And awesome post for My World. Likeing this very much.

Pernille said...

Congratulation for the blog at note:)
Your post today is very interesting. And I love your photo:) Very nice and cool!:)

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the award, well deserved. That pier is amazing. Would love to be able to go out on it.

WillThink4Wine said...

I am sorry your bridge has fallen into disrepair. Take heart though, as even Henry Flagler's Seven Mile Bridge still has its' historical value!

Jadu Kumar Saikia said...

awesome :-)

Wren said...

Interesting to see the two different views of the pier, here and skywatch!

Texas Travelers said...

I enjoyed this post very much and the excellent photo.

Thanks for sharing the information.
Well done.
Look forward to more.

Come visit anytime,
Troy and Martha

#2, Big Bend, is posted
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Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Congrats on the award and another great post

Kelly said...

Am I the only one singing Under the Boardwalk? Yes, I know it is a pier, technically, but still...

Great shot!

HaPPi Like a HiPPo said...

Congrats on being selected "Blog of Note". Love the pictures!

Cheers,
Sunny

Christopher V said...

Wow this photo is awesome
And congrats!

lili11 said...

Congrats on blog of note! I love taking pictures myself. I posted some on my page but those pics need some touching up.

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

alicesg said...

Congratulation on being in the blog of note. Nice scenery on your part of the world. Have a nice day.

A Blog In The Rough said...

not only is the bridge neat, but the water underneath is cool too :)

daniel li said...

Welcome to my blog.

Arija said...

Congrats on becoming noteworthy!
Lovely photo and I hope you manage to save the pier. Too many historical structurea have either succumbed to weather or 'accidental' fire.

odd facts said...

Very nice blog. Congrats.

belfrytobelfry said...

All terribly nostalgic for me as I used to live in Ramsey. I do so wish they would rebuild that pier. they have been going on about doing it for years!

Blognote said...

A great photo of the Pier, Babooshka, and it is always a pleasure to read your comments with your photos. Congratulations for the award!!

Tash said...

love the colors of the sand & water below the pier.
And on being BLOG of NOTE - that's so very, very exciting & cool! I can tell my friends that I know you - well, that I blog with you, in the same blog-sphere... Congrats!

Rose said...

Hey Babooshka
You made it! I
Wonderful, isn't it...:)
Now the entire world will know about you, not that most of it didn't already know!

Stephen Chapman... said...

Hi mate

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Keep up the excellent work!

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Zsolt72 said...

congratulations Babooshka for being named on "blog of Note"!:) You deserve it!

www.niamhphotography.com said...

I also love piers. I used to live in Brighton and felt very similar about the West Pier, luckily a Grade 1 listed pier, but still its fate is certain.

Loved the mention of Sodor, which before now I had only heard of in my son's Thomas the Tank Engine DVDs (I apologise for my ignorance on this matter, but I really never knew it was a real place).

Congrats on being blog of note!

The Rambler said...

great photos!

Anonymous said...

great photo

JOÃO OLIVEIRA said...

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Excelent Photo.
Nice blog.
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Indrani said...

Congrats for being the Blog of Note.
Your posts are superb.

Bibi said...

There were one or two landmarks in my hometown that are no more...sad. I hope your pier will be saved.

jobmaldives said...

Nice blog .Well done . keep it up

Jilly said...

Tremendous achievement to be named on Blogger. Very well done and well deserved. Love today's photograph of the pier.

gen/entry here said...

Wow you have a blog note award its awesome and your entry is great too.

contrlfreq said...

sweet bridge! http://www.deadlynotes.com

D said...

You're famous!!! Congrats on the Blog of Note recognition. We've known it all along, but it's nice when someone else notices how great your blog is. :)

Jim said...

I love this view.

Brett said...

We already knew how good you are, about time the rest found out.

B. Roan said...

Congratulations! Love the shadows and reflections. And the angle. Perfection, as always. BJ

Anonymous said...

I'm not here. I'm on a coach to london but i just had to congratulate you on being a blog of note. It's photos like todays that show why you deserve it. This comment probably cost me a fortune on my phone. Catch up with you friday. Marley :)

43coffee said...

Excellent photo, you've got the contrast just right in this one. I look forwardto seeing somemore of your photos in future, as I'm trying to learn photography for myself.

Would you be able to post some tips on how you take photos, for those of us less well informed (or skilled!)

Thanks

laxeylass said...

Congratulations on the blog of note. I can not say enough just how totally professional you are as a photographer, a genuinely funny writer and all round good egg. Please can someone on the island in a position of power get hold hold of this lady and give her the keys to the island. I never liked come overs, until now.

Lisa

laxeylass said...

Congratulations on the blog of note. I can not say enough just how totally professional you are as a photographer, a genuinely funny writer and all round good egg. Please can someone on the island in a position of power get hold hold of this lady and give her the keys to the island. I never liked come overs, until now.

Lisa

D.C. Confidential said...

Congratulations on being the Blog of Note today, Babooshka! Very well deserved.

Julian Meteor said...

Can I use some of your pics on my site? I LOVE them.
Julian Meteor, Plymouth

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Congratulations! I've not seen your blog before and am really enjoying catching up. Well done! Well deserved!

lowercase-v said...

very cool to add the bit of history with the photo.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Oh my Babooshka! Both of your shots of the Queen's Pier have different color palettes but I would have to say both of them are exquisitely amazing! On this photo, I so love the greens Love it so much!

Steven^^

VP said...

Congratulations on your Blogs of Note listing. It's nice to see this is one of the blogs I actually know for a change :)

See you @ ABC Wednesday tomorrow?

Inkivääri said...

Nice pic:)

Marie-Noyale said...

Bravo for the Blog of note recognition
Today picture's choice proves it all!!

I agree with you it's nice to have your own little landmark when returning home.. it appears in the landscape and that's it ! you know you are home!!

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MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

Congratulations to you because your blog today is one of the most important at Blogger.com.
You deserve no doubt.
Hopefully someday have any of my blogs such luck.

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Layrayski said...

Congratulations on being named blog of note!

Congratulations also for the photograph of the bridge. I hope you and your friends' actions will save the bridge as you've worked hard to do.

Ms. Hays said...

I saw a deal on TV the other night about Ghost Ships & they told about one in The Isle Of Man and I thought of you! hehehe

Congrats - Blog of Note - Very cool!

I have to be honest, I hadn't really heard too much about The Isle Of Man until about a year ago when I came across a radio based web cam in Ireland and the DJ was originally from there. I don't remember hearing or studying about it in school, but now, I know where it is and I've checked it out on Google Earth, which is a technological amazement for me!

I hope everything works out with the pier because history is important for our future.

ajree said...

Congrats on being named a Blog of note. Great photos...

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mirage2g said...

Congratulations for being a blog of note!

May your efforts be blessed!!!! Continue photographing! ;-)

Enjoy and thanks for sharing your part of the world...also for your visit and comment.

Texas Travelers said...

Great post and photo.
Congrats on the blog of note.

Thanks for the vist,
Troy and Martha

Paula said...

Will you move to Liverpool and do a photo a day of our fair city in this "City of Culture year" please. I used to go to the island in the 60's. You have bought back many happy times. If you are in Liverpool, stop by the Cavern any evening.

Eki Akhwan said...

I like the geometry of the stilts (?) and your angle take. Nice as always, Babooshka!

Jackie said...

Congrats on the blog of note - hope the spammers calm down soon (no doubt they'll be onto tomorrow's blog of note soon enough). What a lovely picture :)

Carole said...

What a great photo of such an interesting bridge. I love the color of the water beneath.

apol said...

congrats dude.., well deserved...
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Jack and Joann said...

98 comments here. Everything has been said so I will just say keep up the great work!

Dots said...

Just wanted to say . . . Beautiful!

Lori said...

I love the silhouette on this photo.

thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Louis la Vache said...

Your Bridge Photo Fan Club is happy to see the second installment of this series!

antigoni said...

Excellent post!
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Jordan Cubino said...

I love the pictures!! What do you shoot with?

Professor said...

Such a majestic looking place, I do hope it can be restored.

Kate said...

You must be a modern day Pied Piper with 167 followers!! And 125 comments for this post!!! What's your magic!!??

piedmontperspective said...

Excellent capture! I love the information you always give with your photos. Congratulations on being named "Blog of Note"!

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