Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Frosty Morning

Coombe Country Park


The Oak Tree to the right is one that
I photograph often.  But to be fair,
I haven't published a photo of it since 2016.


So here it is on a frosty December morning, 2017.
For more photographs in and around this tree,
please follow the link - HERE.




Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thatched Roof Thursday #94 - Meriden

Maxstoke Lane


This is a 17th Century, Grade II listed thatched cottage
located in the village of Meriden.  
Meriden is about 8 miles from Coventry.

Traditionally, Meriden has been regarded as the 
'centre of England'.


I'm still on the lookout for at least 6 more 
thatched cottages so that my collection will have 
100 :).

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Royal Visit To Coventry

Today at Coventry Cathedral



and later at Coventry University (below).



The first photograph is of the
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 
walking down the stairs from Coventry Cathedral Ruins
to the New Cathedral.

Second photo is of Coventry Cathedral and Ruins.
Ruins to the left and New Cathedral to the right.

Third photo is of  Prince William and Kate 
walking out of the
Science & Health Building,
after the opening ceremony.

The fourth photo is mostly of the
crowd taking pictures of
William and Kate.




Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve Greetings




I used this photograph on our Christmas Cards this year.
The photographs was taken in December, 2016.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Heron

Coombe Country Park


I was about 20 feet away from this heron.  So pleased
it stood still long enough for me to take this picture.

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Rock and Roll

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Rock 'n' Roll with Elvis


No, this isn't Elvis photographed here.  
 This is Ben Portsmouth (from the UK)
performing as Elvis Presley in his show,
'The King Is Back'.


 I feel so lucky to have seen Elvis Presley
perform twice in Hawaii many years ago.
The show at the Belgrade Theatre brought back happy memories.


 In August, 2012, Ben Portsmouth made history when
he won the 'Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist'
contest in Memphis.  He is the only artist from
outside the USA to win this title.


 We enjoyed the show!


So here's my take on 'Rock and Roll' Theme -
An Elvis tribute show seen in March, 2017.
For more photographs from 
City Daily Photo group, please follow the link
HERE.

Photographs taken with an iPhone

Other links:


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Two Cygnets and Two Swans

Above...
Coombe Country Park




Taken in color but for some reason the photograph
 almost looks black and white.

PS.  Happy Halloween :)

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday



Thursday, 19 October 2017

Historic Hotel

Coombe Abbey Hotel


Here is a look at the courtyard just
outside the front entrance.


If you click on the label below,
you'll see  many other photographs taken outside.

For more information about this historic building
that was once a 12th Century Abbey,
follow the link HERE.