Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Rust And Ruins

On the first day of each month City Daily Photo has a Theme Day.
The theme for 1st September was 'Rust and Ruins'.  
Today, I found what might have been a perfect entry.

The metal signs commemorate the ownership of property in Bayley Lane, destroyed during the Blitz.
You can see Coventry Cathedral ruins in the middle with the new Cathedral beyond.

A closer look at occupants of 43 Bayley Lane between 1410 and 1940.

I am adding this photo, also taken today.

Update:  I have missed my blogging friends.
I am recovering from having a tooth out.  Hooray.
And, I am taking a month off to do a little of this and that.

Stay well and be happy!  See you soon :).

Participating in Our World Tuesday

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #77 - For Sale

Meadowbank, High Street, Marton 
 This certainly is a family home.  It has 5 bedrooms.

This is the last of the thatched cottages found in the village of Marton, not far from Coventry.
I found the online listing for this house.  If you want to have a peek inside, click on the
link - HERE.  (When the house is sold the link will not work.)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Day Out To 'Another Place'

Crosby Beach, England

Another Place is the title of a permanent exposition of sculptures 
(there are over 100 of them) created by Antony Gormley.
The ship, conveniently,  just happened to be passing by.

The dog?  Just having a closer look, I guess :).

When we visited, many of the sculptures were out of sight, hidden by the high tide.
Crosby Beach is between Liverpool and Southport in the North of England.
It takes about 2 hours (123 miles) to get here from Coventry.

PS.  I am suffering from a rather bad toothache.  Been to the
dentist 3 times and hopefully it will all be sorted next week.
I'll post when I can :).

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Oak Tree With A Little Extra

Taken yesterday. A favorite Oak Tree I like to 
photograph throughout the year as part of a Tree Series.

The 'little extra' was found under that big oak tree.

 I always thought the fence was there to protect the tree.  
Looks like I got that wrong :).
(The last shot was taken 2 hours earlier under very dark clouds.)

Cheers for now.  Have a good week!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Glass Bridge

Lady Herbert's Garden, Coventry

Here is quiet spot in the City Centre.  Those are almshouses
in the background.  The Glass Bridge is curious, but I love to walk on it.
 Built in 2003 as part of the Phoenix Initiative to regenerate parts of the City Centre.

I am going to show you the view immediately to my left so you
can see the reality of what lies close by.  

Coventry Transport Museum.  An absolute 'must see' if you visit
Coventry.  Afterwards, go for a 15 minute walk in Lady Herbert's Garden.

All taken today in the sunshine :).