Wednesday, 5 March 2008

LADY ISABELLA ,THE LAXEY WHEEL


Laxey Wheel, or The Lady Isabella(named after the Lieutenant's Governer's wife ot the time) was designed by John Casement in 1854 and used to pump water away from the mines. It still remains the largest working watermill in the world and is now one of the main tourist attractions on the island. If your'e brave enough for a small fee you can go to the top and survey the land around.

The Triskelion, the 3 legs of man symbol displayed is the national image of the island and is actually the wrong way round.They forgot to reverse the image when it was transfered and so remains the opposite to it should be. Incidently you may have seen the 3 legs symbol on another islands flag, that of sicily. As Micheal Caine would say, not a lot of people know that. The Wheel even has a piece of music dedicated to it by Stuart Slack.

So Andy Kershaw has left the island, one less celebrity. For all you Top Gear fans remeber, we still have Jeremy Clarkson fighting those ramblers. Top Gear Link added today For all those suffering withdrawal sypmtons whilst it's off air. Yes that would be me too.

WALLABY WATCH!

The elusive wild wallaby remains just that.Maybe he was asked to leave with Andy Kersahw.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jane, another goody. Have you thought about doing a book?

Jacqui

Lily on the Road said...

Beautiful photo's! Truly, you should consider a book!

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Anonymous said...

Good subject image for a b&w. Consider a book with images more like this.

Anonymous said...

Very in interesting.

Cassandra said...

An unusual angle of the wheel. Will try this myself, but doubt i will get your superb result.Marvellous picture.

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