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Camera Obscura (Douglas Head)

Description: The Camera Obscura overlooks Douglas on the east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 23893 47476). The first reports of a Camera Obscura being built on Douglas Head appear in The Manx Sun 28 May 1887, "The tobogganing now almost completed...The proprieter of the slide is also erecting a Camera Obscura in close proximity." (p.4) However, by the end of the season the wooden structure had burned down and it wasn't until the 1896 season that visitors to Douglas Head could once again make use of the attraction.


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