Wednesday, 23 April 2014

St George's Day, England

The Cross of St George flying high over Warwick Castle.

Today is also the 450th Anniversary of the birth of
Shakespeare.  As it happens, Warwick is located just about
half way between Coventry and Stratford Upon Avon.

I have taken pictures from this very spot before.
This one was taken today at 3.15 :).

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Baptistry Window

Coventry Cathedral
195 Panels of Stained Glass

In the photo below you can get an idea of the size of this window if you focus in on the
door (left) and reception desk (right).  This is one very large collection of stained glass panels.

I will have to come back and try photographing
this window again.  Would love to capture the glass in the middle
looking less washed out.  A challenge.

Designed by John Piper and created by Patrick Reyntiens.

Participating in Our World Tuesday

Monday, 21 April 2014

Looking Exposed

Plenty of fog but no leaves yet on my favorite Oak Tree,
taken today at Coombe Country Park.

Hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday.

Please click the 'tree series' label (below) for a collection of shots
taken of this tree during the last year.  

Friday, 18 April 2014


The tree is enormous which throws me on whether
these are apple, peach or pear blossoms.

Best of all, the sky is blue today on 
Good Friday near Coventry.

Happy Easter!

Participating in Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #64 - Offchurch

Tudor Cottage and Wisteria Cottage, 
Offchurch, Warwickshire.

Last week it was a cat in thatch - 
this week I am thinking 'peacock'.

These two homes are loaded with history and interesting design
and are Grade II listed.  Here is a bit of the official description:

Hall house, now house, with addition now forming separate house. Probably late
C15 hall house, floored C17, with C17 addition forming cross-wing to rear right.
False large timber-framing with rendered panels, over original large framing;
cedar shingle roof; brick lateral stacks to rear. Hall house plan, now floored.
2-storey, 2-bay,2-window range. C20 door to C20 porch at left. Irregular
fenestration of C20 casements. Interior: concave-moulded spine beam with
roll-moulding to dining room at ground floor right. Winder staircase from ground
to first floors. Queen-post roof with wattle-and-daub infill between original
hall and right bay. C17 cross-wing to right rear. Large timber-framing with
rendered infill; thatch roof; brick ridge stacks to left and right of centre.
Single storey and attic; 2-bay range. C20 plank door to left of centre. Angled
bay window to centre. Swept dormer to centre

More about the village of Offchurch next Thursday.