Thursday, 22 November 2012

Back again - misc

At this time of year you can get this outfall into a sunset shot (La Mare, Greve d'Azette).
A now bare and tree-less Victoria Cottage Homes sees the newly replaced grass starting to take hold.
Down Wellington Road, De La Salle now sports brand new gates with the school crest looking smart...
... that figure has an oddly small head!
At the bottom of the hill, a shop now closed and boarded up.
Another school hill, and the smashed wall has been repaired.
Coming soon - TGI Fridays to enhance the waterfront.
How many great holidays began with a trip down Jersey's first Roll-On-Roll-Off ferry ramp at Albert Pier?
... it's going to be removed and the gap in the marina wall filled in.
... a better look at that container ship.
There has been building work for ages now on the coast road, I couldn't remember what used to be there...
... Google Streetview to the rescue!
New : Clos de (la) Charriere at the start of Plat Douet Rd, near La Grande Charriere slip...
Should it be Clos de la Charriere rather than de Charriere? The 'la' or 'le' (contracted to 'du') seems to apply to nouns (e.g. Clos de la Gare, Clos de la Bataille, Clos de la Fontaine) and they're naming this after La Charriere (the slipway - noun) rather than a name like Clos de Patier, Clos de Balmain, Clos de Mon Sejour, Clos de Maitland, etc.
Now there's a job that calls for a good head for heights! (Castle Street if you haven't been around since the 80s and don't recognise it!)
.. and to the left, the current state of the Esplanade with the latest office block complete (former Swanson's Hotel site).
Another before-and-after... the CoOp in Burrard/DonSt looks fairly nice IMHO here in Streetview, but in reality used to look a bit dark and gloomy...
.. it's now brighter and cheerful with new roof and upper windows.
A new church car-park underway in St.Mary, using part of a field over the road from the school and parish hall...
.. with a new gap in the graveyard wall. Hopefully this much needed facility will prevent congestion from all the on-street parking on the main road when the church is busy.