Here's the wide view from the ramparts, taking in the delights of the Steam Clock, "West of Albert" urban sprawl and underpass, the tunnel entrance, Weighbridge Area, Liberation Square, the "Island Site" and bus station, Esplanade etc.
The statue area in Liberation Square, and the old abattoir area behind (being renovated into a shopping mall).
It's not great, but better than the waste of time sunken road they're planning.
Delightful Jersey charm.
New blocks on land where the corner of the beach used to be.
The Esplanade and start of Victoria Avenue...
.. if this area feels like a "concrete desert"... it's because it is!
Checkers & M&S at Red Houses, where the upstairs cafe is no longer allowed to make use of the balcony because of complaints from overlooked neighbours.
View from Mt a La Brune...
... over St.Ouen's Pond...
.. to L'Etacq in the heat haze.
I'll have to try it when there's less hot air around...
.. because extented zoom like this gets upset by the warm air.
All that ironmongery = runway Instrument Landing System aerials. And ubiquitous mobile phone masts too.
The road to the tower.
El Tico II under construction, beyond the sand pits.
From La Pulente...
.. on a Good Surf Day...
.. meaning the beach was popular...
.. with kite fliers too.
Whinge time... Blogger are really trying to make it hard to upload pics. Every time I find a quick way to upload, they change something and break my system. I used to be able to cut and paste filenames and manually change the numbers without going through the whole dialog, but now it brings up the dialog as soon as I click in the field. If I want to upload a set in order I have to do it in batches of 5 in reverse order, which used to be like 11,12,13,14 then 6,7,8,9,10 then 1,2,3,4,5 .... but now it needs to be in reverse order within each 5! i.e. 14,13,12,11 then 10,9,8,7,6 then 5,4,3,2,1. It's very frustrating, particularly when I've split up a large set into two postings and the numbers aren't in a straight run.
So if I post less often, that one of the reasons why... amongst the lack of feedback and recent drop in visitor numbers.
My pics? What can I say... but that there are two types of photographers : artists and recordists. I'm a recordist - for me it's a technical challenge to try to capture what the eye sees, rather than what the imagination sees. I'm no artist.
My camera is good enough for the web, I'm not interested in spending a fortune on DSLR and lenses, mucking about in pic editors, filters and all that malarkey.
I'm also driven to share, publish, and show things to people when they're interested in specific things - like island scenery. If I was into art, I'd despair at just how much there is out there already, and how difficult it would be to find an audience because no-one has time to wade through billions of pretty pictures.
If you want to see what Jersey looks like, then hang around here and I'll do my best to show you. Thanks!