Sunday, 29 April 2012

Cueillette De Millais fields

Across fields in the Cueillette De Millais. The building in the centre distance is Atlantic View.

A contribution to Scenic Sunday.

Friday, 27 April 2012

St Catherine's Breakwater

St Catherine's Breakwater, strictly called Verclut Breakwater, but invariably known as the former by islanders, was built in the middle of the 19th century as the northern arm of what was to be a massive naval station. It would have been the largest harbour on the south side of the Channel after Le Havre.

More information can be found on The Island Wiki.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Jewellers by Appointment

Sign above C T Maine's shop. C T Maine in King Street, traded as a jewellers and silversmith since 1896. One of Jersey's oldest family-run businesses it closed in 2009. A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

C T Maine, Jewellers

C T Maine in King Street, traded as a jewellers and silversmith since 1896. One of Jersey's oldest family-run businesses it closed in 2009.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Les Écréhous

Viewed with a long lens from St Catherine's. Les Écréhous are a group of islands and rocks situated six miles off Jersey and eight miles off France. They form part of the Bailiwick of Jersey and are administratively part of the Parish of St Martin. All but the three largest are submerged at high tide. There are no permanent residents on the islands and there is no fresh water there. Due to erosion, they are now much smaller than they may have been within historic times. Maîtr'Île is the largest of the islets and measures approximately 300 metres in length. There are a small number of fishermen's huts, some used as holiday residences, on the largest islets, and one official building, a customs house, on La Marmotchié.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Moonraker

Moonraker at Anne Port is a select development consisting of just a handful of bespoke high quality apartments, reputedly a former home of Roger Moore.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Commemorative stone at Noirmont Point


As the stone states, the headland known as Noirmont Point was acquired by the States of Jersey on behalf of the public in commemoration of those men and women of Jersey who perished in the Second World War 1939-1945.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Noirmont Point


The headland known as Noirmont Point was acquired by the States of Jersey on behalf of the public in commemoration of those men and women of Jersey who perished in the Second World War 1939-1945.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Atlantic View


Private house on La Route de La Villaise. Originally a farmhouse, the bell on the roof would have been rung to call farm workers in for their lunch.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Lewis's Tower


Lewis's Tower stands on the site where, during the Prince of Nassau's attempeted invasion in 1779, Rector du Parq had placed his cannon to attack the French forces as they tried to land. In 1787 a more permanent structure was built to house three 24-pounder cannon. It was replaced in 1835 by a true Mortello tower named in honour of Col. G G Lewis, the commanding officer of the Royal Engineers. During the Occupation the Germans built a concrete extension at its base to house a searchlight.

The tower is available as a holiday let. Split over three levels, it provides basic stone hut accommodation with electricity and lighting but is not connected to any other utilities. It can accommodate up to ten people overnight in sleeping bags although only three day beds are provided.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

St Helier Town Hall


Looking down the end of Old Street towards York Street and St Helier Town Hall.

For the Cobblestones theme at the City Daily Photo Blog portal: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Les Laveurs


Entrance to the beach at Les Laveurs.

A contribution to Cobblestones, the CDPB theme for April 2012.