Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Boundary Marker

Brinklow Road, Coventry

This is an example of the cast iron markers that can
be found around the City.  This one denotes
the 1932 boundary extension.

Above we are looking west heading into Coventry and
below we are looking south heading towards 
Coombe Country Park and Brinklow village.

I think another series of photos is in order
(if I can find more of these markers).

Sunday, 1 March 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Aging

Old Coventry Cathedral Ruins
Stained Glass

Today is City Daily Photo Theme Day and the topic for today is 'Aging'.

I decided to share something that has aged well.
These are pieces of stained glass that date back to 
15th Century. Much of Coventry Cathedral was destroyed in
World War II, but these pieces of glass survived and are on 
view in the Cathedral ruins.  

For more theme day photos, please follow the link - HERE.

Hope you had a nice weekend.
See you on Tuesday :).

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Charred Cross

Old Coventry Cathedral Ruins

As you can see, The Charred Cross in the Old Cathedral is 
a replica.  The actual cross is kept inside the 
New Cathedral (below) for safekeeping. 
Click the link HERE
 to see the original Cross of Nails.

I visited here yesterday and found
this quiet spot right at the back of the
Cathedral where The Charred Cross is displayed
and Books of Remembrance can be found nearby.

Happy Birthday, Mom xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Coventry Pubs #1 - The Rainbow Inn

Allesley Village, Coventry

'Serving Ales Since 1680'.  My goodness me!

Coventry has plenty of pubs (also known as public houses or
licensed premises).  Many have closed over recent years.  So
now seems a good time to start photographing what is left.
I'll add more to this series from time to time.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Glimpse of Allesley Village

Allesley Village is located about 4 miles west of Coventry City Centre
on the western fringe of Coventry's built up area.

In 1968, most of the Village was designated a Conservation Area.

I will have to come back and focus
on specific buildings, one of which dates back to 
1557 (not photographed, yet).  And, there is a beautiful church.

Birmingham Road, Allesley

Monday, 23 February 2015

Tree Series - In The Cold

Coombe Country Park

I've been taking occasional pictures of this Oak Tree as part 
of a tree series for the last 2 years.  Things
haven't changed all that much here in that time...
just the weather :).

Friday, 20 February 2015

Egyptian Geese

I think it was in 2013 we just had one Egyptian Goose at
Coombe Country Park.  Now we have three.  

Well, it is Friday!  First time in quite a while that
I have posted something for 5 days in a row.
Looking back, I can see that my main photography interest
here in Coventry seems to revolve around 
Coombe Country Park, thatched cottages and The Cathedral.
I am going to try and branch out a little and share more around Coventry.
Wish me luck :).

Have a super weekend!