Thursday, 31 August 2017

Skywatch Friday: Clock Tower, Gibraltar

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Looking up at the clock tower of the the church of St Mary The Crowned on the island of Gibraltar this summer, it had the most annoying chime we had ever heard before. Despite the fact that drivers drive on the Spanish side of the roads, the island is in fact part of the United Kingdom and all the signage wouldn't look out of place in London. Unfortunately we arrived there on a Sunday, so all the shops were shut, the main town reminded me a bit of Brighton but more humid. The island is famous for the rock which dominates the island, and has a colony of Barbary Macaques, due to their growing numbers and their "being a problem" for residence many have now been shipped over and now reside in Blair Drummond Safari Park here in Scotland.


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8 Feedback Comments:

Al said...

That's a beautiful sight. And yes, I was careful with my eyes for the eclipse, I had special glasses and a special filter for the camera.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful angle and lovely sky shot with the tower ~ ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

bookworm said...

Perhaps the annoying chime is to make sure everyone makes it to church on time? I learned something today - I had no idea there were wild monkeys anywhere in or near Europe. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful, and very nicely composed photo!

Thomas Lee said...

Stunning clock tower sky

Lady Fi said...

A lovely clock tower! Had no idea the monkeys had been moved.

Jane said...

@Lady Fi: Only some of them have been re-located as they still have a record number up on the rock but they are handful that's for certain.

@ bookworm: Yes it is odd as these are more attributed to Asian and South American continents -they must of been introduced to the island some centuries ago by travellers.

@ Al: I am glad, you took some great photos too.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful clock tower! Have a great weekend!

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