Friday, 25 October 2013

Battle Floats 2013

Not exactly breaking news, but I did take the photos so I might as well share them in case anyone is interested. You still have to admire the work that goes into these creations...

Oops. Not often I get a finger in the shot :)
Obviously I was trying to look like a clumsy amateur, LOL

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Some Misc

I have a number of sets of pics queued up, but here's Some Misc to get out of the way first...

Life will be so much easier when they finally get around to sorting out their rocking mess here.
So it's Goodbye to the Turkish Kitchen in Conway St, an eyesore to some but it had a certain charm to my eyes.

The Town Church

Looking down inside the Town Church (note the pews have been replaced by Comfy Chairs) from...
.. an extra seating area above the entrance...
A window at the back of these remaining pews - note the middle one at the bottom says "Wording damaged in the air raid 28th June 1940" - those pesky Germans. I wonder if it was shrapnel or just the massive air pressure of bomb blasts?
Window by the stairs up to that area.
Up at the business end - the altar...
.. a recently opened up area previously full of organ...
.. and on the other (Mulcaster St) side, the Lady Chapel.

Bouley Bay

A pebbly beach behind the pier at Bouley Bay. It's fairly easy to climb over the rocks at the end (behind us here in the pic) ...
.. hop over that lot and there's another mini-bay. One day I might even venture farther along. I can't imagine making it to Egypte's Petit Port even at super-low tide, but it could be interesting to find out how far is possible.
A little islet near the hotel.
L'Etacquerel Fort guarding the eastern side of the bay...
... closer. Many moons ago I fondly remember some outdoor .. activities.. here, one delightful summer evening...  ;)

And finally...

A new muriel at Romeril's, note how the HMV one has faded away so badly it makes a mockery of the CoOp having been given the row of buildings on a plate on the understanding that they would be renovated and preserved. If they're not prepared to, they should be compulsory-purchased back for the same amount they paid. As a shareholder I'd be pressing for them to make better use of these assets!

I wonder if this was meant to be Nerina Pallot but it looks like the poor girl has suffered a collision with a camper van.

Meanwhile Romerils are making full use of their property by walling in the covered carpark as new shopfloor with a new entrance. Their outdoors carpark is being tarted up now that it's no longer leased to the States for public use.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

St Aubin from a different angle

Approaching the location, a tantalizing preview of the vantage point awaiting, beyond a field of sheep.
I don't recall seeing the chimney in the middle of the 4 tower blocks before.
I'll leave you to guess where this location is, as I'm not sure who owns the land and whether too many more bunker explorers might lead to these being sealed up. Anyhow, what we have here is a number of sets of steps...

.. leading to a long tunnel - you can see the daylight ahead from all the other stairwells...
.. one of the rooms off the corridor. The bunkers here were a battery (Derf.) with accommodation.

If you figure out where this is, proceed at your own risk. A torch and some sturdy footwear is required, as you won't know what you're standing in. There's a lot of debris around, and I always think that having something sharp, rusty and filthy penetrate your foot will spoil your day a bit.

So here we see St.Aubin's Bay from an angle that's probably new to most of us.
The Fort...
... closer.
Harbour piers...
... closer.
Le Boulevard.
Parish Hall.

If you work out where this is and decide to go exploring, I trust you'll be fairly stealthy about it and keep this hidden treasure open for others to enjoy. Thanks.

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