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2 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

Its nothing to do with classy or not tbh. Its necessity. What you supposed to do . Nobody wants to go up against a hedge but theres only so long you can hold it back especially when older. Not sure if women have the same issues tbh but guys and prostrate in later life is a big problem . 

I was on a late bus one night that when stopped for someone to alight a woman hopped off and had a piss just outside of the bus doors which I thought was classy!

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23 minutes ago, finlo said:

I was on a late bus one night that when stopped for someone to alight a woman hopped off and had a piss just outside of the bus doors which I thought was classy!

I've been on a bus back from Peel and the same thing. Fair play to the driver and regardless of sex if youve got to go ...... 

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7 hours ago, Max Power said:

It's not just the granite, the wooden seating is black and slimy, who knows what diseases are lurking there amongst the piss and hoop juice!

What are you implying? 

Hoop juice?

How very dare you!

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Spent an evening in the 'cultural quarter'.

Gaiety -beautiful, a real treasure.  

Dick Barton - a bit of a romp, and a good production for 4 performances.

The prom - dire.  The lighting around the quarter was poor, thought the lower lights  and the spikes on the top were supposed to gently change colour.  Nope, the lower lights remained blue and the spikes were not lit up at all. Just unremarkable.

 

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Let's be honest, the whole of the promenade scheme has been a huge disappointment.

Looks nothing like the shiny computer graphics and I believe immaculate model shown at sea terminal. The prom is now just a shadow of it former grandeur, admittedly it was getting rough around the edges. All we needed was to tidy it up, sort out the carriage way (maybe widen it in a few places for passing trams)/renew the tracks, following original layout/replace railings and rusted street furniture and last but not least bring back the mushroom heads on the lamp posts that seemed to give off a warm all round glow. Most off all they also lighted the whole area and not little spots every now and then. And bring back the festoon that showed the curve off the bay, if you look towards Douglas head you will see strings of festoon on the road up to Manx radio and they look good, not this mish mash on the prom that looks and preforms shite. We ain't seen it on a dark winters night yet, but I imagine it will just show how shite it really is.

Sorry for the rambling I miss the festoon.

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When I used to go to Douglas, I would park on the northern end of the prom, and enjoy walking to the shops. The new prom is awful. As someone who has worked on largescale landscaping schemes, the profusion of different materials and colours is, imho, awful, and could never work. Just keep it simple, rhythm and harmony. The planted areas, including the villa gardens, are an opportunity missed. I avoid Douglas as much as possible these days.

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Festoon lights are up on south quay. I was against the prom lights initially but now actually quite like them. They can be programmed and change colour depending on what program is running. For example, charities can request a certain colour for free for a day or longer. Companies can also request specific colours for a fee.
 

The new lights are also way better for anyone out at sea like search and rescue when someone goes for a swim at night again. Because the LEDs are so focused there is no stray light going out to see, making it easier for the lifeboat crew to see. 

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30 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

 

The new lights are also way better for anyone out at sea like search and rescue when someone goes for a swim at night again. Because the LEDs are so focused there is no stray light going out to see, making it easier for the lifeboat crew to see. 

Being x lifeboat , honestly this sounds like some crap from a sales pitch

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