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Time to leg it!

By TrevBatWCC    
My last upload from my Isle of Man holiday back in March. Spotted this on a sweet shop door, where I went in to buy an ice cream, then went off to sit and devour it on Ramsey's promenade 🍦😋 Shortly after, it was 'time to leg it' back to the coach parked up nearby for our return to Douglas.
It's going to be back through the archives, and some digital fiddling about, from now on for my EPZ uploads 😬
(image taken 19/03/2020)

Many thanks to Colleen, Kate (Irishkate) and Dave (HobbitDave) for their User Awards on my previous upload, 'When I Grow Up' , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, mono conversion in Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro 2, and tweaked Photoshop Elements 14.

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

Trev 😀

Tags: Specialist and abstract Ramsey Isle of man Sweet shop Woodcraft door sign

Voters: Irishkate, mrswoolybill, SlowSong and 40 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 11:09AM
The legs are usually seen to run clockwise and carry the Latin motto 'Quocunque Jeceris Stabit' meaning 'it will stand whichever way you throw it' a reference to the independence and resilience of the Manx people.T
Had to look that up Trev as I didn't know what the legs represented. You probably told us in one of your earlier
A very distinctive symbol well recorded here Trev.

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26 May 2020 11:17AM
I am glad 'Irishkate' looked up what the legs meant, I have always wondered.

Really enjoyed your visit to Isle of Man.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
26 May 2020 11:19AM
how nice and intriguing.. with the hedgehog being a later addition?
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2247 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 11:21AM
Have you by any chance seen the Last of the Summer Wine episode, The Loxley Lozenge? It includes Clegg's immortal 'Hitler was an Ovaltinee' monalogue, which traces the swastika back to Eva Braun's holiday souvenir brooch from the Isle of Man...
26 May 2020 11:23AM
Great capture, made me smile. I too wondered what the legs meant.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 11:24AM
Now we all know what it means Trev. But why the hedgehog.
Peter Grin
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 11:36AM
For anyone who is a 'Summer Wine' fan there is a scene in the early episode 'The Loxley Lozenge' where Norman Clegg makes up a real shaggy dog story beginning 'Hitler was an Ovalteenie'. It's truly batty, one of the funniest things I've ever seen on telly. Of course, it's all about the I.o.M. symbol compared with the one with four legs - and of course it quickly meanders off the point.

At any rate, that front door is right up my street. I'd love to photograph it myself, so I'm seething with envy right now WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
A splendid find, Trev.
26 May 2020 12:20PM
Great find Trev, I think the hedgehog is a symbol of the Manx wildlife trust.
Stay safe
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
26 May 2020 12:30PM

Quote:The legs are usually seen to run clockwise and carry the Latin motto 'Quocunque Jeceris Stabit' meaning 'it will stand whichever way you throw it' a reference to the independence and resilience of the Manx people.
Well observed, Kate! Never thought about the direction until now. All the early depictions of the symbol on the Isle of Man have the legs running clockwise. Most but not all modern examples of the symbol also have the legs running in a clockwise direction. The present rotation of the legs (as shown here and also on the IOM flag) was restored by a royal proclamation in 1968. So really, either direction is correct! 😁
Trev 😀
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 May 2020 12:33PM
Out for lunch, back in 5 minutes, or closed on Wednesday afternoon....spin to win? 😁😁😁
26 May 2020 1:42PM
Great image
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
26 May 2020 3:10PM
Methinks an expeditionary raid needs to be planned to the IoM having seen how photogenic and full of photo opps the island is, Trev. Not to mention the fascinating history of the island...
Now all we need is to be allowed to travel freely again...

BTW, if the legs are normally shown running clockwise, is it a sign of distress to show them running anti-clockwise - a bit like flying the Union Jack upside down...?
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
26 May 2020 6:48PM
Triskelion..... ancient, religious.
Excellent capture and title Trev.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 8:02PM
interesting comments above Trev,
good image..but did you leg it?
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2020 10:16PM
Excellent composition !! Love this Trev !!
Well seen, Isabel GrinGrin
26 May 2020 10:46PM
Lovely composition Trev.

davyskid 3 2 Scotland
26 May 2020 11:22PM
Well spotted Trev SmileSmile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
27 May 2020 10:06AM
great find and title Wink
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2020 12:11PM
An image to set everyone thinking - I like the hedgehog, but why?
Well captured.
HobbitDave 12 5 3 England
27 May 2020 3:14PM
Fascinating Triskelion, Trev! Reminded me of this Ken Dodd clip about the 3 legged chicken 🙂🙂🙂.

Dave 😀
27 May 2020 9:38PM
Great find Trev..Lin
Super Trev really made me laugh

dales Plus
4 10 Australia
31 May 2020 1:26PM
A fascinating find and capture Trev

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