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Topic: Islands: Guernsey, British Isles
Posted By: waldo_posth
Subject: Islands: Guernsey, British Isles
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 11:11
Show us... Guernsey, British Isles

Show us https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/index-show-us-islands-of-the-world_topic141977_post1712023.html#1712023 - islands of the world is your chance to show the island near where you live, or where you live on, or where you've been- then please choose pictures from your chosen island and either upload to an existing location thread, or if your location is not shown then start as a new thread. The usual Dyxum content rules apply - but to assist fellow Dyxumers inspired to visit locations that are shown, please indicate where in/on your island the photos were taken.

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The Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark ...) are dependencies of the British Crown, but do not belong to the United Kingdom.

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Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 11:39
This set of images provides some impressions of Guernsey.

#1 Saint Peter Port (view from the incoming ferry).


It is possible to walk across the island (e.g., from east to west) in rather short time. Circling the island on the coast paths is a very long one-day hike or a more comfortable two-day hike.
#2 A walk across the island



#3 Vazon Bay



#4 Cobblestones on the beach



#5 Sea kajaks



#6 Cobo



#7 Fort Hommet - originally a Martello tower which was fortified during WWII by two bunkers built for the Nazi occupiers (Stützpunkt Rotenstein) by POWs



#8 Another bunker of the STP Rotenstein (more on the fortifications during WWII under Nazi rule in a separate thread - https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/coastal-monstrosities_topic144187_post1737963.html#1737963 - Coastal monstrosities



#9 L'Ancresse Bay - another location with coastal fortifications - so called "loophole towers" dating back to the American Revolutionary War when the French (allies of the U.S.) tried to invade the Channel Islands


More to come!


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Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 12:58
Very interesting!
I especially like #2

My first contact with this island was watching the film 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. I recommend

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 14:10
Seen them on the map very often, but never visited one of them.
Your introduction to the thread taught me more about the islands than I knew before (thanks ).
A nice set of soft colored photos Harald.
I like the last one most. From that photo it appears to be not that small an island

TFS

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Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 18:08
Thank you, Mariusz - and thank you Domien!
Yup, I saw that movie, too. I have also been viewing "Bergerac" - a TV series about a detective sergeant going through 9 seasons in the 1980s - which is set on Jersey. John Nettles, the lead actor, later became more famous as DCI Barnaby in ITV's "Midsomer Murders" TV series. He eventually produced a three-part TV documentary on the Channel Islands' Nazi occupation during WWII - the ideal supplement to the "Potato Peel Pie"-movie.

#10 Loophole tower No. 5 L'Ancresse (the one on the right in #9)



#11 Loophole tower - seen from the beach



#12 L'Ancresse Bay beach



#13 Bordeaux harbor (with a view on Herm Island, on the left, and Sark in the background; on the right: Bréhon Tower, a Martello tower)



#14 Coast path



#15 Sausmarez Manor



#16 Sausmarez Manor sculpture garden and park - the jungle



#17 Sausmarez Manor sculpture garden and park - the kids at the pond



#18 Sausmarez Manor sculpture garden and park - wooden sculpture


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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 20:08
Nice! Love them. As Domien said, seen the islands on the map, never been there, although the owner of a company where I worked had a home in St. Peter's Port

Please go on!

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Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 27 March 2024 at 20:48
A very nice set with great variety. Love the different horizontal lines in nr 5, colours work well too. Nr 10 the tower against the black sky is very pleasing.
Nr 12 is my favourite, very beautifull. And nr 14 evokes a holiday feeling.
Thanks for sharing Harald.


Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 02 April 2024 at 22:58
#19 Les Hanois lighthouse



#20 Observation tower M5 Prevote


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Posted By: Jozioau
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 01:27
A most enjoyable virtual tour, Harald.
I, too, was introduced to the place when I read the best-selling 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', and subsequently saw the film inspired by the book.
I also recall being surprised when I saw a book cover in an English bookshop while I lived in London in 1970, showing German occupying army soldiers marching in formation through the main street of Saint Peter Port against a background of Barclay's Bank and other familiar British signs. At that point I hadn't been aware of that wartime occupation.
A very interesting place with a very interesting history.
I really like the colour rendition, with #1 having a real old faded colour slide look to it.
My favourites of this fine post are hard to single out, but if pressed they'd be ##1, 5, 6, and particularly 10.
Thanks for sharing.

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Posted By: 4paul
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 14:27
I'm debating which version of 20, I think I like the B&W IR version on the other thread better.

Were these already processed, or you have a five year backlog?

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Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 22:28
Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

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Were these already processed, or you have a five year backlog?


Don't ask!

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Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 10:40
gorgeous, Harald (for what it's worth), as always.
TY for taking us along!



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