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