Tuesday, April 24, 2018

JERSEY ~ Mont Orgueil Castle - Gorey ~

... Not often you get postcards of one of the Channel Islands (this will be nr3 and 4 from Jersey after collecting for 10 years)... but I was so lucky to find two great surprises in my mailbox... this one shows one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Britain and one of the most photographed sites on the Island... unique combination of history, mystery and sheer grandeur... from this impressive castle you have breathtaking views across the channel, as you delve into the network of staircases, towers and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures... the castle also hosts many “living history” days and events, with actors bringing the past to life... Thanks so much Andrene!!(✿◠‿◠) it must have been worth climbing *197*😅 steps!!
© Photo: iD Design
Mont Orgueil Castle is located on the eastern end of Jersey and was built in the 13thC, originally to defend Jersey from the French. Over the years it’s been added to and altered, mainly in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

One use for the castle was as a prison, a role which it continued to play until the 17thC. Having acted as an observation post in the First World War, during World War II, Mont Orgueil took on yet another guise as a German military base, at the time when the Channel Islands were captured by the Germans.

The Castle is home to several exhibitions, including “The Queen” by light artist Chris Levine and holographer Rob Munday, which features, “Equanimity”, a world-renowned holographic portrait of Her Majesty commissioned as part of Jersey’s celebrations of its 800-year-old relationship with the monarchy.


The 100th Anniversary of the RAF
(Issued 31-03-2018)

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