Thursday, February 12, 2009

MONA STREET, RAMSEY

Nothing to moan about in this street


I was hoping to play the 6 game today but as usual time has run away, so I'll do that Saturday and 6 of you  bloggers beware. Instead I give you Mona Street. Now of course we have the Mona Lisa, but this Mona would be the Gaelic variety. Now I know that Mona in Gaelic means noble but I'm not sure if this is where our Mona in Ramsey got here little name from. Sweet little street isn't it? Very brightly coloured sunny yellow houses, lots of cars, cables, those chimney pots again, plant pots so much for a tiny street(or terrace as it used to be.) This was another of those guerrilla run and shoot images not overly composed. Quite enjoying this style of photography. Nicely rough around the edges, busy. The bonus was the crane from yesterday peeping over the top shows you where this is just behind the docks.


Mona street was built it seems between the 1840's to 1860's to coincide with the brand spanking new road built a little earlier. They were known as status houses, homes of note. Ones reason was piped water, which made it's way into Ramsey in 1857. Apparently it was a walk to the well before then. One other interesting fact for me. There used to be a photographic studio there many moons ago, and the street is the main focal point for today's daily photo post.  What goes around comes around. Oh yes the one other interesting fact. I know someone who has just left this street, and that's why I had the idea to capture it. How many times have I passed here and ignored it. 


Post and run again.  Had sometime out with mindjolt games. Now to bed. Work can wait. I'll do some proper photography again next week, just wanted to experiment a little this week. Unless you want more of these quick snaps and less of the pretty perfect ones?


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Babooshka ramsey daily photo http://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com
 

31 comments:

Jim said...

You sure do like yellow there. Nearly every building you show is yellow. I like the real images best.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

i like the guerilla shoots the best! my image today is exactly that as well. do the people that work/live in these yellow buildings wear sunglasses when entering/leaving?

laxeylass said...

For me these images and a little history. I hardly no anything about my own island, not Ramsey anyway. I've another request St Paul's Church. Thanks.

Carrie said...

Maybe this should of been in your yellow post? Tough call. I like this to see your town but I really like your special ones.

Carrie said...

Ramsey, Douglas, Mona forgot to ask it it a Scottish connection?

George said...

I really like your guerrilla run and shoot pictures.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I love the way all of the yellows are a little bit different!

Jan
Greensboro Daily Photo

Life with Kaishon said...

Very pretty street. Love this picture. Like all your pictures. Lovely!

magiceye said...

yellow rules!!

Lynette said...

I'm liking this series a whole lot, Babooshka. Of the three photos so far, this one is my favorite. You've got what I call street-level-matching-accessories, the automobiles that are similar in color to the walls and the door at the end of the street. While I do adore your other style of photos, I must say I'll certainly enjoy all of these that you decide to take and post. I'm thrilled that you're having a good time, too.

Brett said...

Love your shots regardless of how they are taken

Bibi said...

I like the cheery yellow here, and as for Mona, for me she'll always been the one in the Stones' song.

Carolina said...

So thoughtful of those people to park a red car there to bring back the red of the door and to park a bright yellow one there, not to mention the yellow skip ;-)
Love the colorful houses.

Carolina said...

Oh, forgot to mention the blue details in the house that return in the roadside 'stumps' (is that the correct word?) and the blue car. A great coincidental arrangement.

Pam said...

Works for me however you get the image. Cute.

Abe Lincoln said...

I noticed the cars on the street are the same color which is always good. I like the buildings and all their chimneys coming out the top and the crane in the background adds a note of interest. Nice street shot.

Jim said...

Good thing the cars are all so small. I call this driveby photography. Its usually the only way I can catch people. They run away here like in your town when they see a camera.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Oh my I just loooooove Yellow!

angela said...

I like it all but this little street is a gem..I like the architecture, the colour, your composition with the cars tieing in with the street colours..all excellent.

Pj said...

I do like the beautiful photographs but it is nice to see some down to earth street scenes.

Elaine Dale said...

Dark and dazzling all at the same time - nice shot.

Peter said...

Three different tones of yellow! ... and a yellow car (not cab)! ... and the title in yellow of course!

Mojo said...

As I mentioned in an earlier comment, guerrilla shots are some of my favorites (Often I don't even get out of the truck -- sometimes I don't even stop the truck.) So this one's a natural for me. Just a little edgy, and nothing contrived.

Love it.

Knoxville Girl said...

I'm imagining you in camo crouching low behind a bin to get this shot. look at all the primary colors here, well spotted.

Lisa Wilson said...

Pretty street. I do like the yellow!

Babooshka said...

Always interesting to see what you spot and I don't. The 3 primay colours. I genuinely hadn't noted those as the yellow was so overwhelming. I am now far more aware of so many yellow building around the town looking back over the blog. Thanks again for always commenting. Very much appreciated.

Knoxville Girl-I was actually peeing behind the corner.

Anonymous said...

I Know this street so well thank you for great photo.

Susie of Arabia said...

The yellow buildings and the red cars are very striking. It's a charming little street.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

a very bright colourful shot
and much better in colour than in monochrome!

craig said...

I used to live here. Nice little street, or used to be. Cheers.

Marc said...

I guess the owner of the yellow car lives in one of the yellow houses. I wonder what colour the houses on the other side of the street are.

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