Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekend Reflections:
Recollection at Gorey

This is part of an ornamental fountain designed by Cyril Warren in 1976. A symbolic keel recalls the 19th century shipyards of Gorey on the East Coast of Jersey.

Engraved on the sides of the keel are the names of 16 of the largest ships built at Gorey when ship construction was a thriving industry in the area during the 18th century. The idea of the fountain is to recall those days. The keel is laid on bricks possibly as old as Gorey's shipbuilding industry. They were taken from the old prison at Newgate Street. More information can be found on the website of the Société Jersiaise.

You can now find the best 55 photographs from our recent trip to Jersey on Jersey 2010.

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  1. Quite interesting picture of this memorial... I find it has something slightly japonese, in the curve, Like a Tori or something... Great work.

  2. The ornamental keel is such a fascinating, creative idea! Lovely photos!

  3. I agree with Gemma, the ornamental keel is a fascinating, creative idea! Marvelous photos for the day! Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. A very special ornament. I like th association with a keel.

  5. Interesting comments and wonderful pictures!