Great Union Camera Obscura
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Great Union Camera Obscura
Restored in 2005 and run by local volunteers, this Victorian-era camera first built in 1892 for the budding Manx tourist industry offers a unique way to see Douglas Harbor, Douglas Head Lighthouse and the horizon beyond. With its series of 11 lenses and mirrors, the camera offers panoramas of the surrounding countryside, which are then projected onto a table separated by partitions so as to give multiple images of the 360-degree view. It’s a great outing for families, though inclement weather can force the attraction to close. Look for a flag mounted above the platform: If there's one flying, the Great Union Camera Obscura is open.
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