Author Archives: Monika Ksiazek

Jersey History: Menhirs and Dolmens

Archaeological maps of Jersey show an impressive number of the mysterious remains of prehistory: menhirs (upright stones) and dolmens (burial chambers) clearly demonstrate that although the Islanders of Jersey were, at first, baptised Catholics and, later on, strict followers of … Continue reading

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Scraps of Jersey history:

Jerseymen versus Guernseymen or Les Crapauds et Les Anes Now that we know where the true Jerseyman comes from, let’s have a look at his relationship with the inhabitants of Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands. It seems … Continue reading

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Scraps of Jersey history

The true Jerseyman and formation of today’s society Once upon a time Jersey wasn’t an island; it was part of Europe and was either surrounded or completely covered by the great Forest of Scissy, the remains of which can still be … Continue reading

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Monika’s Jersey – Island of contrast and diversity

Have you ever taken a good look at a black & white photo? There is a reason why, in the era of modern technology offering sophisticated solutions to improve and modify our digital pictures, the black & white artistic photography … Continue reading

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Monika’s Jersey: Winter Colours

Usually the busiest street of St.Helier was even busier last Saturday, with all the people trying to sort out their Christmas shopping, people on their lunch break, visitors, teenagers enjoying their day off school. The laughter ringing out across the … Continue reading

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Monika’s Jersey: Part 1

I’ve recently come across a very short and factual description of Jersey: “(…) an island measuring 118.2 square kilometres, including reclaimed land and intertidal zone. It lies in the English Channel, approximately 12 nautical miles from (…) France and approximately … Continue reading

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