Friday, 29 June 2012

Looking towards France

Just North of St Catherine's the French coast can be glimpsed on the far horizon.

For Skywatch Friday.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Friday, 15 June 2012

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 boundries close by include some of the castle's stones.

For Skywatch Friday.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Charing Cross Mural

A mural on the gable end of a building on the corner of Charing Cross, St Helier.

A contribution to Monday Murals.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Corner of Charing Cross

According to a 2006 report
"Fish and chips on benches at the "bomb site" at Charing Cross could make way for the restoration of an old part of St Helier ... The States decided that it was more important to restore the "little historic gem" around Charing Cross than it was to retain the vacant site as open space. ... St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft asked Members to agree that the empty site on the intersection of York Street and Dumaresq Street should stay. ... He called the site a small square and suggested it be reinvented with trees, a new mural and perhaps a large chess board. ... but Members voted 33 to 11 against designating the area an important open space. ... They said that allowing building on the site could be the catalyst for the restoration of the old buildings in Dumaresq Street.
Article posted on 19th May, 2006 - 12.00am. ... Read more on This is Jersey.

Well it looks to have survived so far as an open space.

A contribution to Scenic Sunday.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Sailing Clubhouse

St Catherine's Sailing Club which is Jersey's largest dinghy sailing club and the most southerly sailing club in Britain.

See the Club website.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

Tranquility: St Ouen's Bay

The sweep of St Ouen's Bay from Les Laveurs.

A contribution to the CDPB theme "Tranquility". Click here to view thumbnails for all participants to the theme.