Tuesday, December 30, 2008

SNAEFELL MOUNTAIN- MY WORLD

Snaefell  from Ramsey


60 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous photo and such interesting history! Thank you so much for sharing and have a Happy New Years!

ewok1993 said...

Very interesting.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: So the Viking heritage is part of your every day. That is a beautiful view of the mountain.

kaye said...

You still have no snow then? It looks a pretty view.

Anonymous said...

I am a Viking, I like this.

Lars

Anonymous said...

I am a Viking, Iike this.

Lars

imac said...

Love your post, great shot and interesting reading.

Mojo said...

There's a place in Tennessee just across the state line from us that claims you can see 7 states from there. I'm not sure how you'd go about proving or disproving it without some pretty expensive gear though. Gear that I suspect didn't exist yet when the original claim was made.

Brian Miller said...

Nice shot. Love the mountains and the texture of the clouds. Nice history lesson as well. Always interesting.

Steve Buser said...

I love the explanation to the photo. I always enjoy learning more about other places.

Tanya said...

Babooshka, those clouds are amazing! Such pretty countryside too. I wish you and Gary a very Happy New Year and a wonderful 2009! 2009? Can you believe it?!

Tanya said...

Mojo, are you talking about Chatanooga at Rock City? I know you can see a few states from up there, can't remember the count though. It's a beautiful view!

Kate Blackhurst said...

What a beautiful photo of a mysterious mountain. The year we left the UK for New Zealand (1996) my husband - who was my boyfriend at the time - won the Manx Mountain Marathon, which goes over this 'hill' amongst others.

In 2002 when we came home to get married he attempted it again and although he completed it, it was the night after his stag do so his fitness wasn't quite up to it - enough said. I have some great (non-digital I'm afraid) photos of him struggling up and down the mountain, but none of them look as good as this!

Thanks for the memories.

Clare said...

The clouds are amazing in this shot. Absolutely stunning <3

The composition is pleasant too! ^^

xXx

kayleen said...

Lovely photo and enjoyed reading about the mountain too. Happy New Year!

N.P. said...

Lovely.

Reader Wil said...

I am always interested in everything about vikings and celts. They had lived side by side, hadn't they?!

Have a great New Year's Eve!

George Townboy said...

Great shot and post! I like this stuff.

kjpweb said...

Good one! Best wishes for 2009!
Cheers, Klaus

Virginia said...

Nice shot today B. You live in a very beautiful place. Where do you learn all this stuff. I've lived here for about 100 years and am stilll pretty clueless. Sorry you didn't get to hear that horrible "Ice Ice Baby" or whatever it is on my Deezer. You didn't miss a thing. Is there some music scrambling device all around the Isle of Man??? Makes you wonder.
V

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Beautiful shot!! Wonderful post and I always enjoy reading about your world.

Wishing you much love, peace and good health for the New Year!!

~Michele~
Mountain Retreat-Canada

Arija said...

How interesting that you should have a mountain called Snaefell, it is also the extinct volcano on the west coast of Iceland, the start of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth".
I wish you and your talented other a Happy and Successful New Year!

Maggie said...

The headless swans post is so funny. Snaefell has not had any snow this year. Awesome clouds.

Susan said...

What a gorgeous view, and such a sky--thank you for sharing this photograph! I love history, so enjoyed your whole post. Someday hopefully I'll get to the top of Snaefell and see what I can! (I have a disastrous knack for attracting fog when hillwalking...)

alicesg said...

Beautiful photo and nice post. Happy New Year to you and your family.

liveberlin said...

Fabulous clouds!

SandyCarlson said...

Those Vikings got to name quite a beautiful mountain. That's a lovely dramatic sky. God bless.

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to do so many things this year without knowing it. I am a lurker on your blog from Paris Daily. This is my first comment even though I follow it daily for the laughs and the extraordinary photography. Bless you. I hope you get to live in France as is your wish but I would really miss this blog.

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful mystical view. Good info too. Massive clouds--oh what is going to happen? MB

George said...

Thanks for teaching us so much about your island. And thanks, too, for such a beautiful photo.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

That's a great shot of the mountain top and the lovely clouds. There's so much to learn about photography and Ramsey here. Thanks a lot!

Frankie / Nick said...

A perfect scene with the fluffy cloud cover. Thank you for such an interesting history lesson.

Marie-Noyale said...

Skies like this make me want to visit your beautiful island..

magiceye said...

a stunner!!

chrome3d said...

The story of 7 kngdoms was a good one. Very lovable clouds too, full of nice english weather.

Ioanna said...

Very interesting story! I like the photo, is clear, hopfull you can feel the freedom! Have a nice day :)

Cushyco said...

The clouds in this photo make a lovely background to the mountain and it is good hearing the story connected with it.

Gattina said...

That's a very impressive picture of this mountain. It must be Schneefall mountain or Snow fall. I think my ancestors were wikings too !

Gaelyn said...

What a beautiful scene. How delightful to see so many kingdoms from the mountain top, and from only 2,000 ft.
Glad to see you and Gary are sharing the one computer.

Happy New Year!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful setting
Happy New Year

Marc said...

You do live in a beautiful place!

Jackie said...

That is a great view to have from your house. From mine one way I can see the local train station and the other I can see the back courtyard with the bins and washing lines. I think I prefer your view.

Hope the laptop situation sorts itself out soon.

Anonymous said...

Snow capped isn't it? Where is the snow?

Dave

D Herrod said...

Happy New Year's Eve. Beautiful photo and very interesting history lesson.

laxeylass said...

It does mean snow covered doesn't it? Something like that I'm sure. I have only seen 5 of the 7, always to misty.

Phil said...

Stormy weather over the island. Nothing changes.

Kelly said...

Beautiful photo! It is so flat here, and we have nothing like this! I loved the history!

Skies said...

Great capturing of the skies and mountaing...happy new year!

Bibi said...

Six kingdoms! That's impressive, as is your photo.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shot and great info too. I really enjoy learning about different parts of the world.
:-)

Judith said...

what a wonderful snap and I love the angry clouds abrewing - Happy New Year, Judith

marina said...

Interesting post!Happy New Year!

Eki Akhwan said...

The clouds above those mountains look awsome. I like the mood in this picture. 2000 feet is like 700 metres?

marley said...

This would have made a great sky watch!

Yogi said...

Great photograph of the clouds and the mountain.

Mary said...

Wonderful photo and I like the 6 kingdoms saying.

Wren said...

I wouldn't have thought being under the watchful eye of a viking horde would be comforting, but somehow in this context it is.

Baruch said...

Wow - those clouds are pretty dark & impressive

Afyonkarahisar said...

New year'S to you happiness, and quiet and the welfare will bring.

Neva said...

What an awesome shot and fabulous history. I am always stunned by how much I DO NOT KNOW!!!thanks for sharing!

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