Jersey | St. Helier

Jersey‘s capital of St. Helier is a short bus ride from St. Brelade’s Bay.  We visited on a Sunday and were both astonished and delighted to find that most shops, cafés and restaurants were closed. DSC_0251We were able to explore at our own pace and drift along side streets and hidden alleyways without fighting hordes of tourists.IMG_E2185.JPG The area around the harbour has been redeveloped and is now home to a superb maritime museum.  Just outside the museum, there’s an enormous steam clock, modelled on a 19th century paddle steamer, and claimed by Jersey as the world’s largest. DSC_0248.JPGThe statue of a group of islanders with a British soldier and the union flag was unveiled in Liberation Square in 1995, the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands from German occupation.Salle_Paroissiale_de_Saint_Hélier,_Jersey[1].jpg

 

 

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