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'Fenella'

By TrevBatWCC    
Looking to the left of where I photographed Peel Castle in the previous upload, you’re overlooking Fenella Beach. Named after this lady, Fenella, who was perched up on the banking near the start of the causeway leading to the castle.
Fenella was a mysterious half-Moorish women in Sir Walter Scott's 1823 novel 'Peveril of the Peak', and this statue of her stands 7 feet (2.1 metres) tall and was carved from a single piece of ash by artist Nick Barlow in 2011.
Another year older today, but despite the lockdown received 4 birthday cards – 4 more than I expected! Have got many greetings however on Facebook & Messenger. Other than that it'll be much like any other day, which is like any other day, which is like any other day… 😬 Might celebrate tonight though with an extra whisky or two whilst watching TV 🥃🥃
One thing about the older you get, the quicker time passes, each year quicker than the previous (especially at my age) - however, the current lockdown has magically slowed down time! 😃
(image taken 18/03/2020)

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Sculpture Specialist and abstract Peel Isle of man Fenella

Voters: colijohn, cats_123, BillRookery and 37 more

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Comments


26 Apr 2020 10:43AM
Excellent image
Have a great Birthday 🎂

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Apr 2020 10:43AM
A very Happy birthday to you Trev. Have a virtual whisky from me 🥃😁😁

Don't burn the house down with all those virtual candles 😁😁😁

🎂🎂🎂
26 Apr 2020 11:14AM
Happy Birthday, Trev !
🎂
And mind, there ain't no party like a pandemic party
Very best wishes!
LSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2020 11:26AM
And there was me thinking od Fenella Fielding...
Happy Birthday!
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
26 Apr 2020 12:32PM
A very happy birthday. I am thankful for all my virtual friends, they are certainly a help in this isolation. I will have a whiskey with you and sing happy birthdaySmile
This is an amazing sculpture.
26 Apr 2020 12:33PM
Great capture. Have a very Happy Birthday.
Sylvia
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
26 Apr 2020 1:15PM
Happy Birthday Trev - when I have my sundowner the glass will be raised and best wishes sent to you. Smile
Good shot of Fenella but she doesn't look very happy.
Joan
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2020 1:32PM
Happy birthday Trev - I got less cards than usual but lots of greetings on Facebook and Zoom meetings!
I hope you can find pleasure in some little ways today.
Interesting narrative about Fenella.
KateGrin

ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
26 Apr 2020 1:45PM
I love this Trevor great shot.
Happy birthday... was so nice to get a surprise messenger video call from you ... even though you caught me in bed lol...was so nice to chat. Enjoy the rest of your day
Must be quite impressive to see, well taken Trev with a great narrative.
Enjoy your Birthday the best you can.
Carol
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2020 3:18PM
She looks the definition of "isolation" Trev !!
PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Many happy returns. Isabel GrinGrin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
26 Apr 2020 3:54PM
very well captured
26 Apr 2020 3:56PM
Great capture and write up Trev. Happy Birthday xx..Lin
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2020 4:09PM
Happy Birthday Trev - and many more happy healthy returns!
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
26 Apr 2020 4:30PM
At 2.1336 metres she is not a woman to be tangled with!
Have a good what's left of your b'day, Trev!

Slainte!🥃
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2020 4:35PM
Great choice of POV.

Wow, 4 birthday cards when we are in lockdown. That is amazing. Enjoy the rest of your birthday Trev.
26 Apr 2020 7:08PM
Missed yer Birthday Trev, hope you had a good one! Your photos are much appreciated on EPZ, always great info with them! All the best mate 👍
Dave 🙂
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2020 8:03PM
A beautiful wood carving
and Happy Birthday.
Ju
26 Apr 2020 10:25PM
Wish you Happy Birthday Trev🎂🍾🤹‍♂️🏆
Lovely image and great narrative.

LorySmile
26 Apr 2020 10:27PM
Wonderful composition thanks to the viewpoint and a remarkable subject. Simple and very effective!
Just settling down to a bit of EPZ catching up and about to have a wee drop of Dalwhinnie in your honour!
Happy birthday Trevor! 🙂 👍🏆 🥃
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
28 Apr 2020 1:48PM
Impressive sculpture Trev and interesting history
Ian

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