Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Summer House

Coombe Country Park
Coombe Abbey Hotel is just out of view on the right.


The stone pavilion structure (in the middle of the top photo),
and known as a summer house, has recently been restored.  
 On some occasions, it will serve as a new wedding venue
 at Coombe Abbey Hotel.


I expect I will have to wait until a much
warmer day to actually see a wedding taking place here.
It was very frosty last Sunday :).

Friday, 2 December 2016

CDP Theme Day - Transitions

Transitions in Aviation

Sir Frank Whittle
Inventor of the Turbojet Engine
1907 - 1996


Sir Frank Whittle, a British Pilot, born in Coventry
designed and patented the first turbojet engine in 1930.


Millennium Place, Coventry

This statute of  Sir Frank Whittle was unveiled in Coventry
on what would have been the 100th birthday
of this great inventor from Coventry.
Above the statute is the 'Whittle Arch' -
described as a twin-arch tubular structure.

Below you can see more of the Whittle Arch.
The blue structure is a walkway, called 'The Glass Bridge'.
You can just make out the statute in front of the bus.



There is plenty of construction going on in Coventry too.
More university student accommodation, I am told.


Participating (a day late) in City Daily Photo
Theme Day.  For more 'Transitions' photographs,
please following the link HERE.



Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Changing Coventry

Trinity Lane (on the right)


I haven't seen the sun since Saturday,
so I thought I would share this photograph
taken right in the middle of Coventry on a 
sunny day last month.

The Tudor building is The Flying Standard pub.
The colorful building on the left is student accommodation
and the 2 cranes are at building sites for more student accommodation.

Hope the sun is shining wherever you are!


Monday, 21 November 2016

Growth Of The City

Sainsbury's, Trinity Street
Diagrammatic map - part painted on
Swedish Pearl Granite
by Artist, John Skelton in 1964.


You can see the words 'Cofas Tree' in the centre.
It is thought that Cofa's Tree is mostly likely the source of 
the name 'Coventry'.  The gold leaf buildings are the City Gates.


Please pardon the reflection.  This map shows the
growth of Coventry from 1748 to 1932.  
It is located by an emergency exit door of
 Sainsbury's grocery store
 and is not visible from outside.




Participating in Monday Mural

Happy Birthday, Richard!