Monday, 1 September 2014

The ruin of Grosnez Castle

Grosnez Castle is thought to have been built in the 13th or 14th centuries. The castle is a ruin, but stands boldly on guard against the French terror that used to raid and pillage the Isle of Jersey hundreds of years ago (last attack 1781). It is said that many of the farm walls and field boundaries close by include some of the castle's stones.

A contribution to the Rust and Ruin theme at the City Daily Blogger's Portal and image-in-ing.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Faulkner Fisheries

An old German bunker now converted into a seafood takeaway.

Viewed from the top of Mont du Vallet.

For more information visit their website.

Visit other contributions to the Takeaway theme at City Daily Photo.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Les Landes Racecourse

The racecourse at Les Landes is the home of the Jersey Racing Club. It was built in 1961 and hosts nine race meetings during the summer. There is a modern viewing bank at Les Landes with on-course bookies and a club run Tote.

Visit other contributions to the Celebrating Summer theme at City Daily Photo

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Royal Square, St Helier

Royal Square was the scene of the Battle of Jersey in 1781. Visit theislandwiki for more details about the battle.

In the Royal Square stands the gilded statue of King George II. It was erected in 1751, in what had been for many years the Market Square. The Square was renamed Royal Square in honour of the King (and the statue) and in gratitude for his contribution towards building the harbour.

This view of the square in 1825 is taken from a gallery of images on the excellent and informative site theislandwiki.

A contribution to the City Daily Photo theme Squares.