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.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Queen Victoria in Triangle Park

A statue of Queen Victoria formerly stood in the centre of a circular garden in the middle of the Weighbridge bus station. In 1976 the statue was moved to the Triangle Park alongside the Grand Hotel at West Park. The park was officially renamed Victoria Park but islanders have steadfastly remained true to the original name of this triangular area of grass. The statue stands 7 feet high on a plinth of La Moye granite which is carved with the Queen's monogram surrounded by a crown. The inscription "Erigé par le peuple" (erected by the people) is at the base and the two sides bear the dates 1837 and 1887 to signify Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

Read about more statues on the Island Wiki.

A contribution to the City Daily Photo theme Triangles.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

La Corbière Lighthouse

The lighthouse at La Corbière was lit on 24 April, 1874, for the first time, and was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of concrete. The lighthouse was built to designs by Sir John Coode. The lighthouse tower is 19m (62ft) high and the lamp stands 36m (119ft) above high water spring tides. The beam has a reach of 18 nautical miles, and was automated in 1976. It is situated on a rock which is a tidal island. A causeway links the lighthouse to shore at low tide. There is an alarm to warn visitors to clear the causeway as the tide rises.

A contribution to Scenic Weekends.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

La Rue du Petit Aleval

Outside the Living Legend Village.

The road ahead is Le Mont de St Anastase, which as the signs indicate is a green lane with a speed limit of 15 mph.

A contribution to signs, signs.