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Lighthouse cottages, La Corbiere, Jersey
27.6.10 Chris Spracklen

Lighthouse cottages, La Corbiere, Jersey

La Corbiere, Jersey view map

La Corbière was formerly the western terminus of the Jersey Railway line from Saint Helier. The first through train ran from Saint Helier to La Corbière on August 5, 1885. The service was unable to compete against motor buses and the railway closed in 1935. The States of Jersey purchased the railway track on April 1, 1937, and created a trail now known as the Railway Walk, linking La Corbière and Saint Aubin for pedestrians and cyclists.

The former railway platform can still be seen at the end of the Railway Walk at La Corbière and just opposite on the other side of the trail is La Table des Marthes, a megalith. The table-like stone was used historically as a meeting place for the witnessing of contracts and it is conjectured that the name is a corruption of la table des martyres ("martyr" being intended in its meaning of "witness"). Other theories have been put forward to explain the name and purpose of this stone.


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Neil Marcus11-Aug-2014 21:35
You are always there at the right time of day. Lovely!. "V"
Pierre08-Apr-2014 23:48
La lumière est exceptionnelle, la composition également! V
Dan Greenberg06-Sep-2012 02:26
Fantastic shot of a fantastic view with processing that is so perfect for it. ~BV~
janescottcumming28-Apr-2012 19:59
A golden image. Very pretty! V
Fong Lam28-Apr-2012 15:57
Beautiful scene with fabulous lighting, colors and details, Chris....excellent work! V
Graeme28-Apr-2012 12:59
How wonderful to be so close to the cliff edge. I bet they have beautiful sea views, Chris. The lighting and stonework is superb.BV
pkocinski28-Apr-2012 12:01
What a view! Nicely done.
René Gysi28-Apr-2012 07:22
Great warm lighting and wonderful perspective. Very beautiful work, Chris. V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography28-Apr-2012 02:46
Beautiful capture, Voted.
Marcia Rules28-Apr-2012 01:47
terrific sense of place coupled with gorgeous light! V
Hank Vander Velde28-Apr-2012 01:07
A beautiful scene superbly captured and nicely described Chris.
Mildred Alpern28-Apr-2012 00:02
the light is sooo golden and pretty, such charm exhibited here by these cottages fronting the open sea and sky
Marcia Colelli27-Apr-2012 23:58
Looks like a beautiful place. Wonderful light and details. V
Mike H.27-Apr-2012 22:59
You find the best landscape subjects and compose your images masterfully!
All of the details and color are tastefully processed and terrific. Hat's off to you, Chris.
Karen Stuebing27-Apr-2012 22:01
Outstanding landscape and architecture. The house seems to fit in with the surrounding hills and water. Wonderful colors and textures. V.
Reykjavik Abstractions / Stefán Ólafsson27-Apr-2012 22:00
Fantastic shot! V
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet27-Apr-2012 21:30
Magnificent landscape.
Antonis Sarantos27-Apr-2012 20:42
Impressive beauty, colours, image quality! V
Stephanie27-Apr-2012 20:25
Love your pov Chris! This is a magnificent image! BV :))
Helen Betts27-Apr-2012 19:47
What a beautiful scene from a perfect vantage point! Love the sweet light as well. V.
Colin Storey27-Apr-2012 19:08
Fantastic image with superb light and colours. v
Toney Smith27-Apr-2012 17:39
Outstanding lighting in this one Chris!
Ken Chambers ARPS27-Apr-2012 16:52
Very interesting history of this beautiful area of Jersey . Thank you Chris
lucanton27-Apr-2012 16:18
Une très jolie vue, Chris ...V
Chris Morton27-Apr-2012 15:56
wonderful colours and some interesting shapes in the walls
Martin Lamoon27-Apr-2012 15:20
Superb sunrise and color. what a great place to be. V
SageCreek Images27-Apr-2012 15:18
A beautiful setting and those buildings fit nicely into their surroundings...
globalgadabout27-Apr-2012 15:12
the buildings are well fitted onto that outcrop...wonderful scene in the glowing light..V
Walter O. Koenig27-Apr-2012 14:45
Superb lighting and a wonderful perspective. A fine looking image Chris. "V"
larose forest photos27-Apr-2012 14:28
This gorgeous image suffused with that lovely golden light, is magical. Thank you for the informative text, too. V
Lieve Snellings27-Apr-2012 14:24
the light is fenomenal, the view terrific beautiful ! V
Gérard Koehl27-Apr-2012 13:38
Magnifique... V
Gary Hebert27-Apr-2012 13:38
lovely warm light Chris and looks like a great place... BV.
Jim Coffman27-Apr-2012 13:11
A superb image taken for a excellent vantage point!!
soulis27-Apr-2012 13:01
Great shot. Great light. V.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)27-Apr-2012 12:59
WOW Chris! Beautiful! BV
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