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Palms and castle, Gorey, Jersey
24.6.10 Chris Spracklen

Palms and castle, Gorey, Jersey

Gorey, Jersey view map

Gorey is a village in the parishes of St. Martin and Grouville on the east coast of Jersey. It is one of the three main harbours of the island. Its position as the closest strategic mainland point to the Cotentin peninsula has meant that it has a history of fortification going back at least to the Iron Age. After the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204, the strategic location of the harbour led to the construction of the castle of Mont Orgueil to protect the island against the French, also serving as residence for Governors of Jersey until the late 16th century when Elizabeth Castle was constructed off Saint Helier.


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Dan Greenberg09-Feb-2014 04:27
A perfectly captured interpretation of a perfect summer day in a wonderfully interesting place. ~BV~
Simon Chandler26-Apr-2012 17:33
Beautiful composition with effective leading lines. Great atmosphere. v
Lieve Snellings25-Apr-2012 22:23
terrific view ! V
Randy Adams25-Apr-2012 08:20
Beautiful day and composition Chris! V
Fong Lam25-Apr-2012 02:20
Love how the path leads gently to the magnicient castle and harbour....beautiful capture, Chris! V
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet25-Apr-2012 00:55
Fantastic picture.
lou_rozensteins24-Apr-2012 23:56
An excellent composition. The colour and detail are superb!!
William Vogt24-Apr-2012 22:23
Beautifully photographed Chris!
Regards, Bill
Gary Hebert24-Apr-2012 22:13
gorgeous colorful detailed scene Chris... BV.
SageCreek Images24-Apr-2012 22:13
A nicely composed image of this scene...
Graeme24-Apr-2012 21:51
A fabulous composition of the harbour and castle. I also like the palm trees and pastel coloured buildings, Chris. A magnificent scene my friend.BBV
mart s24-Apr-2012 20:26
very nice image and looks a lovelly place.
Martin Lamoon24-Apr-2012 19:07
A really great photograph good lead up to the castle. V
Colin Storey24-Apr-2012 18:46
Very well composed image with superb light. v
John Reynolds24-Apr-2012 17:45
Wonderful summer image. Seems a long way off at the moment. V.
Enny24-Apr-2012 16:58
wonderful light, view, depth Chris.
Nestor24-Apr-2012 15:50
Much for the eyes to feast upon on this lovely composition.
Nice path with lovely buildings and Palms as we walk towards the boats on the right.
Amazing castle that overlooks the harbor.
Light lovely and detail fantastic.
Santi Bravo Figueras24-Apr-2012 15:32
Excellent composition. Very nice view.
lucanton24-Apr-2012 15:29
Une magnifique prise de vue avec de splendides couleurs, Chris ! V
globalgadabout24-Apr-2012 15:10
it looks peaceful now after a stormy past...strong POV to this sweeping view...V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad24-Apr-2012 14:51
Brilliant colour and wonderful detail. A lovely composition, as well. Voted
Chris Morton24-Apr-2012 14:51
nice mix of ancient practicality and modern light-heartedness
Alain Boussac24-Apr-2012 14:44
Superbly composed with the curve and leading the glance towards the castle and the colorful houses. The presence of several color harmonies is a nice bonus too. V.
Walter O. Koenig24-Apr-2012 14:27
Great composition with this perspective Chris. What a beautiful view. "V"
Ken Chambers ARPS24-Apr-2012 14:13
Beautiful... I love Jersey.
Mike H.24-Apr-2012 13:41
Splendid camera work and presented so tastefully, Chris.
Nice to have the information about what were seeing too!
Paul L-R24-Apr-2012 13:39
Great POV and terrific colour, Chris. V
Jim Coffman24-Apr-2012 12:41
What a gorgeous view! This is a very nice image,Chris!
Stephanie24-Apr-2012 11:58
Beautifully presented Chris! BV :)
Hank Vander Velde24-Apr-2012 11:35
A BEAUTIFUL vivid well composed image Chris.
pkocinski24-Apr-2012 11:21
Beautiful view, well processed and a history lesson too!
Mildred Alpern24-Apr-2012 11:14
Gorgeous, with the sweeping curve roadway and the view of the castle, so well situated to defend against invaders aeons past.. Thanks for the history, interesting infiormation.
soulis24-Apr-2012 11:06
Excellent work on light and sense of space. V.
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