Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Q - QUAINT QUEENS PROMENADE


Queens Promenade

Q is for quaint. Q is for Queens Promenade. I stood to take this image along Queens Promdenade, next to Queens Pier looking onto the beach below. Why it isn't called Queens Beach I don't know or oerhaps it is, anyone know? The scene seemed very quaint with the locals bathing on one of the better days in Ramsey. To add to the "times gone by" feel I desaturated the colour and ran a slight, almost negligent sepia wash through the image.


Ramsey isn't known for having the lovely beaches, that say Port St Mary, and Peel have( there are more, but just name checked two), but this side of the pier, when the tide is out does have a lovely stretch of beach. It does have harsh pebble underfoot, but not enough to hamper a walk out. This is where I pootle along the beach to photograph underneath the arches or cross the small stream. In the distance, the stretch of land on the horizon, is Maughold(pronounced Mackled) a small village named after St Machaoi.   A certain actor called Johnny Depp stayed there when he filmed the Libertine.


Ramsey and Maughold actually come under the same Parish so one day I 'll catch the very infrequent bus up there and photograph some very quaint, quirky, quintessential Manx History of crosses, churches, stones , St Machaoi etc. Of course I could walk round the bay when the tides out, but run the risk of getting stuck between a rock and a hard place. No I'll risk the bus, even though I may end up staying the night in the spooky graveyard.


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48 comments:

Reader Wil said...

A great walk along the quaint Queen beach! Thanks for your visit to my Quinkan Country. More to be seen here

Hilda said...

You're right about the 'times gone by' feel — it reminds me of the photos in my parents' old European travel brochures, which I loved as a kid.

Beautiful photo and I love your treatment of it.

How's the water? :)

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful scene.

Tash said...

Another beauty! Nice to see a bit of Isle of Man coast line. I see there are folks sitting along the wall - wonderful view to relax to.

Breesha said...

The sepia on both photos is very effective. Maughold bus 16. Look forward to your special photos of the best place.

photowannabe said...

Quite a few quaint and quirky Q words. Interesting post.

Mobile Townboy said...

How QUAINT! Couldn't resist, lol. Fantastic, as always.

Missy said...

Nice scene and shot. I wish I could be a good photographer :-) like you.

Marie-Noyale said...

I could almost see women from another era with bathing suit from head to toe... running to the water...
I wonder ,by the way, is the water temperature always cold?..

ellen b said...

Another wonderful place I'd love to walk. Boy do I need a Great Britain fix. I miss all the quaintness I've experienced there...

Ann said...

Looks like a great spot to go for a wander. Coming from a country that has sandy beaches, I find pebble beaches very strange and uncomfortable.

mannanan said...

Perfect Q. It's not often you see images of this stretch of beach. Well captured.

悉怛多缽怛囉PLANET said...

證據 時效

D Herrod said...

Love the color settings. My should be up shortly.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are a great letter finder and picture taker! WAY TO GO! Very cool! What is wrong with Mr. Linky tonight?

magiceye said...

beautiful composition... takes your eye along..

Small City Scenes said...

Quaint!! MB

Leslie: said...

Well, when you end up in the spooky graveyard, be sure to take your camera and record any ghosts or ghouls or other eerie happenings. lol

I like this beach - it looks like it'd be nice and warm leaning on the rock face.

naturglede said...

You are clever. That was a greate collection of Q`s.Have a nice day!

Aileni said...

Classic Postcard.

Martin Miller-Yianni said...

You have built up a great portfolio of photographs here and long may it continue.

Deslilas said...

I'd like to be its beach boy.
I must have a look to my eEnglish dictionary to appreciate your post !

Miss_Yves said...

Lots of "Q" !
I love your sepia photograph!

antigoni said...

Excellent post!

Merisi said...

Quaint as quaint goes,
and so beautiful too! :-)

Webradio said...

QQQQ...

Smile...
To walk near trhe is very, very nice...
And in B&W, Your photo is beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Picture postcard.

Dragonstar said...

As others have said, it's like a holiday postcard from times past. I love it. And all the Qs you've thrown in, too!

Jim said...

The Queens Promenade looks very nice.

If you make your trip and get stuck overnight in a graveyard, just think of the pictures you could take.......Do it for us...

angela said...

One mention of Johnny Depp and I'm hooked..the beach reminds me of the beaches of my childhood.

Liz said...

Lovely. Just as I like a beach - deserted! Well almost.

I've never been to the Isle of man but it looks very beautiful.

Tanya said...

Who knew there were so many uses for the letter q?!
Lovely landscape :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the beautiful color you have created in this very serene photograph.

Sailor Girl said...

AWSOME! BRILLIANT!!!

RuneE said...

You wern't easy to find either! Blogger today refused to find your profile via mail - but last weeks P did the job.

You didn't say which queen they meant. I can hardly see the present one bathing here, and even less Queen Victoria getting amused here.

That would have been quaint indeed.

Mrs.H said...

Very tranquil looking with whispers of past footprints no longer visible in the sand. Lovely image. Thank you for sharing.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Brilliant. Love all the "Q" links too. I wish I never gave up the offer of my very own digi camera now. Really regretting.
But you still enlighten me with your pics so it's all good
Ciao

Scarlet x

Neva said...

A great "Q"! Love the way you did the photo! A great beach to pootle on!

tr3nta said...

Wow, this place looks marvelous... good picture of it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very pretty! And QUAINT, LOL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Extra pretty blown up big.

Bear Naked said...

"but run the risk of getting stuck between a rock and a hard place"

Very clever ending to your post.


Bear((( )))

Laurie said...

This is one of those perfect monochrome shots. Babooshka, you are the master!

splummer said...

Hi!
Love your Quaint trip along the beach. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Jay said...

I was in the Isle of Man about three weeks before Johnny Depp arrived to film The Libertine. I remember Maughold being pointed out to me as the 'expensive' bit - the place where the rich people lived.

Now I know where to go when I visit next. Especially if Mr Depp is around. ;)

I loved the island. We thought briefly about moving there, but ... it would be too far to visit my elderly mother easily. Maybe one day.

Louis la Vache said...

heeheehee - We both picked Queen today, Babooshka!

PixieKatten said...

Lovely Q post. And I been scrolling up and down the page and got to say I love your black and white photos! :o)

Mojo said...

The slight sepia tint does a wonderful job of adding a timelessness to this shot. Masterful job!

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