Thursday, November 13, 2008

A WALK ALONG LEZAYRE ROAD

Lezayre Road, Ramsey


This is Lezayre Road, Ramsey. Looks very Suburban doesn't it? Actually it's a minute walk into the town high street, or if you like the downtown area. Not that we really have a downtown area. When you live on an island and a small town, everything becomes squashed, compact, within easy reach. As you can see it's also very quiet, very, very quiet.


Lezayre, is actually another Parish. This though is just it's namesake the road. Looking into the distance you are heading towards, Kirk Micheal, Curraghs Wildlife Park and the lead out to Peel. As you can see it is a very tree lined area and sunlight struggles to make an impact which is great for those Bresson shadows. In the distance you can see a footbridge, where the solitary walker and solitary car are situated underneath. On the left hand side of the footbridge (looking at the shot) you will find Ramsey Grammar School and on the right hand side the newly built Junior and infants school.


Quiet isn't it. What time of day do you think I took this image? Dawn perhaps? No it was 4.45pm. Just before the rush hour traffic. There is an optimum time for the photographs here. Before 4.30pm, it's full of school kids and school run cars, after 5.pm the slight rush hour. A 15 minute window for a 5 minute walk into town. Enough time to stop at intervals and play around with the light and shadows. Keep an eye on that footbridge. It's going to to be featured in it's own post soon, with it's own quirky background story.


If you follow the TT, The Isle of Man TT Road Races, motorbikes then you are looking at part of the circuit. This is the approach into Ramsey under the footbridge, coming towards the point I've taken the image from, travelling over my shoulder out of shot and onto a right turn at the Swan Pub, the backdrop for my motorbike photos. It's a lot quieter today than it is then. A lot quieter!

30 comments:

Rose said...

I do love that bridge! I can see you gave this photo some thought to know the optimum time to take a good photo:)
Lovely photos and interesting information about your home--this looks like a lovely place to visit!

Thanks for visiting my blog; the "quaint queens promenade" is a great idea for Q!

brad ,boston said...

LB,

Another kind of bridge? Kudos and props. Too good for me, just too good.

Tash said...

I spotted the bridge but wasn't sure & then I was. It would be interesting to see the same spot with the race on.

Virginia said...

oh quiet can be so good. I like the mood of this nice BW, B. I'd like to see the school traffic as well or will they "frown" on that in your parts????
V

Virginia said...

oh quiet can be so good. I like the mood of this nice BW, B. I'd like to see the school traffic as well or will they "frown" on that in your parts????
V

Chuck Pefley said...

I'd guess the pub is quieter as well :)

magiceye said...

the lull before the jam! beautiful!

Rinkly Rimes said...

A sepia tint is just right for your photos. A little hint of times gone by.

Brett said...

Thought I'd get a comment in before it reached double figures, lovley mood to this shot.

angela said...

I like quiet. I like the photo too..
You've probably addressed this question before but what do people actually DO on the Isle of Man..to earn a crust, I mean.

Webradio said...

Good description...

Nice jam (bridge...) !

Dragonstar said...

Lovely B&W! The sunshine and shadows are beautiful.

Pam said...

Do you have any of the motorbikes along this road? It is so quiet.

Mo said...

A bit too quiet for me I think.

pam said...

Sorry I mean tourists not race. We come over. Just wondered?

Jim said...

It looks very peaceful. I like the cover from the trees.

Tanya said...

It does look very suburban, like it could be suburbia USA :)

Dusty Lens said...

Peace and quiet, a 15 minute rush commute, what a dream!

laxeylass said...

I have never seen Lezayre look as pretty as this. It's a nice road but this is something else.

babooshka said...

Pam,

I do have some tourist shots of the bikes coming down Lezayre. I wonder if it's you? If you put in a search at the top of my blog for TT, tourists,or Isle of Man TT you'll find those on my blog. Loads more at home, I'll see if I can find you.

pam said...

Thanks B. I'lll get back to you after I look.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a great photo and i can't imagine it being so quiet at that time of day.

Saretta said...

Do you like living in such a quiet place? Just curious...

Kelly said...

A lovely quiet image! I want to climb over the walls, and into the garden!

Sara said...

Very beautiful road way.I like to walk there,alone alone alone!

I had told you about a photograph exhibition in my university,Now 4 of my photos is selected for the final judgment,I may win :)

Marie-Noyale said...

I am also out a lot at this time of day, right before sunset, That is when we gget the best orange hues here..
Two bridges in sight the footbridge you mentioned and the one made by the branches joining together from both sides of the road.

Mojo said...

Love the contrast in this photo. It speaks so much more clearly than color ever could.

Looking forward to the footbridge story too!

Anonymous said...

Berry nice too. What is a lezayre?

matthew said...

Thank u r information

spacedlaw said...

Love that picture.

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