This bunker has become one of my favourites now that I've finally taken a look inside.For years I drove past and assumed it was just an underground shelter like the one near Rozel Manor, and never took a closer look - but this one has much more to offer! Located near Queens Valley reservoir, at the bottom of the hill Le Catillon, this OP (Operation Position) Catillon is like a child's dream fort to have in their garden!
Looking in from the road, apart from the shelter room, there are two other sources of daylight. Interesting... let's head inside....
How exciting, steps up to a top level! And I hadn't ripped all the ivy down yet, at this point :)
It's nicely 3D this one! The upper level needed some pruning to open it up and reveal...
.. a view over the road, where a machine gun would have mown down any liberation attempts.
Looking back at the steps.
Back down inside, the shelter hasn't been vandalised (I admit I do have qualms about making bunkers more visible and possibly inviting unwanted attention? Your comments on this would be welcome).
At the other end, you emerge into a bit of a dip in the ground, it would take younger legs than mine to scramble up out of here.
I really enjoyed exploring OP Catillon and clearing it up a bit. Go take a look before the greenery grows back!
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!