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Grand Union Camera Obscura

Number of views as of 15th October 2014 = 550.

The Grand Union Camera Obscura is an unusual building perched on the side of the cliff at Douglas Head, Isle of Man.

Unlike other Cameras Obscura, this one was built purely as a tourist attraction rather than for astronomical purposes.

Using light and mirrors it reflects images of the surrounding area onto large white screens within the dark confines of the building. It provides the observer with spectacular views of Douglas.

Built in 1887, when the Isle of Man was a very popular Victorian tourist destination. Recently restored, the attraction is open to visitors most weekends.

Date: 26th July 2009.

Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    An amazing place. I never knew they had one. The Edinburgh Camera Obscura is the only one I have visited and it is just wonderful …

  • Thanks Tom, unfortunately I didn’t get to go inside as it was closed on the day we visited.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 5 years ago

    You are certainly finding the unusual well done Howard..Regards Dave.

  • Thanks Dave, I would have liked to see inside too but it was not to be on this occasion.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Paul Woloschuk
    Paul Woloschukover 5 years ago

    A fine shot, and very interesting notes Howard.

  • Thanks very much Paul.

    – RedHillDigital

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