Monday, 23 March 2015

The Chapel of Christ In Gethsemane

Coventry Cathedral


This photograph is taken from the corridor outside this beautiful chapel.
The sign below explains more about the inspiration and design.



I am in the midst of a little blogging break but I
couldn't help share this beautiful chapel located inside 
Coventry Cathedral.

Hope to be back mid April.
You all take care. 


Monday, 16 March 2015

Benchmark

Council House, Coventry
(constructed 1913 - 1917)


I noticed this mark in the sandstone at the front of Coventry's
Council House and for ages thought it was a stonemason's mark or signature.
I was wrong.


Turns out that this is a 'benchmark'. If you follow the
link, you will probably understand better than I
what this surveyor's mark is all about.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Coventry Pubs #2 - The Rocket

Warwick Road, Coventry


Unfortunately, this public house is now closed and
boarded up.  It is located next to Coventry Railway Station.
I thought I had better get a photo, in case it is demolished.

The train in the sign is the Stephenson's Rocket.



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Look UP!

Art Deco skylight in
former home of  the Coventry Technical College, The Butts.





Part of the building is now a 
Premier Inn hotel and to the rear is The Albany Theatre.
The skylight above is in the foyer outside
the entrance to the theatre.


This building opened in 1935 as a college
and was opened by the Duke of York who later
became King George VI.

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