Saturday, 1 November 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.

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

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.

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.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Steps into the harbour


A walkway and steps leading from the promenade at Gorey into the harbour.

A contribution to Outdoor Wednesday.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Pool at Grosnez


A pool in the heathland below the clifftop path at Grosnez Point.

A contribution to Water World Wednesday.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

St Brelade's Passage


St Brelade's Passage leading from the promenade at St Brelade's Bay to the main road.

A contribution to the CDPB February theme: Entry

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Breakwater Café


At St Catherine's. They serve huge cones of delicious ice cream.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

La Rue de Coin Varin


From its junction with La Rue du Petit Aleval and Le Mont de St Anastase.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

St Peter's car park


Car park outside the Co-operative store and St Peter's Garden Centre.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Le Canné de Squez


Looking across the wetland area of Le Canné de Squez, a breeding ground for the common toad.

A contribution to Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Saturday, 4 January 2014

La Rue de la Corbiere


The B83, La Rue de la Corbiere becomes the B44, La Route du Petit Port as it sweeps past the car park.

A contribution to Scenic Weekends.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Photo of the Year: Observation Tower


On the headland at La Corbiére is an observation tower, one of three built during the German Occupation of Jersey in the Second World War. Their purpose was to direct artillery fire against targets out to sea. The tower was used until 2004 by Jersey Radio as marine radio for shipping. Now it is has three bedrooms and is available as a holiday let.

See photographs from other members of the City Daily Photoblogging community at the January Gallery - Photo of the Year.