Just a few changes around the place that an observant visitor may notice if they haven't been here for a while. Most of these are rushed snaps from a moving or slowed car, and the links to Google Maps are currently showing how the area used to look...
Benests of Millbrook (map) has had a bit of a make-over, windows frosted to spoil the view... I haven't dared go inside as I'd rather remember it as it was :)
.. down in the carpark.
Heading into town from Benests, these houses at Millbrook (map) are where the church used to be with the large Christ on a cross.
Farther along at St.Andrew's, the old pub (map) is for sale as a private dwelling...
.. where a friend of mine had his last drink as a free man before crossing the road to the church to do the deed :)
A bit farther along at First Tower, this bakery (map) has been closed for a while now.
On the other side of town, some elegant new houses (map) on the Route du Fort where the Laurels Hotel once was (still listed on many hotel websites like the Grange Court over the road which has been flats for ages now!).
More elegance where Toc H was (map), although Mum says "if you fell down those steps you'd be in the road under a car in no time!"
More flats (map) where St.Luke's parade of little shops was (site of old Eastern railway station).
Another piece of recent development by Plat Douet School (map).
.. and finally for now, the pigeon residence at Samares Manor with its new thatched roof (map).
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!