Saturday, 8 September 2012

Year 1714 Sharing Space With 2012

View from Old Blue Coat School, Priory Row
This weekend is Heritage Open Days in Coventry, a once a year opportunity to go inside historic Coventry buildings.   I have photographed Old Blue Coat School (c1714-1855) from the outside but have only been inside once.  Today was my chance to return.  The white timber-framed building is16th century Lychgate Cottages and the stone building is the part of Old Blue Coat School.

I put my sunglasses down, and for some reason decided to leave them in the shot.



6 comments:

Adele said...

How cool is this??? The sunglasses give it a fun touch. Glad you got to go inside. My ancestors are from England, and I feel a kinship to your adopted homeland. Thanks for taking me on a daily visit! Also, I love that you linked to the May photo. Looking forward to more from this excursion of yours!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Yes the sunglasses aid that neccesary extra to bring the shot alive - trouble with everything being open the same day on Heritage Weekend you can't get to many different ones.

Paul in Powell River said...

Terrific picture! I really like this. And agree, the glasses add the finishing touch.

LOLfromPasa said...

How nice of you, Adele. And, welcome to FB. I spotted you this morning. Well done!

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you, Paul. I really like it too. Maybe, it is as Gerald said - the glasses bring the shot alive.

LONDONLULU said...

What a terrific event. It's great to see these inside these - beautiful scene, composition and light! I like those sunglasses resting there too, they look just right :)

(Hopefully, the April Kenilworth visit wasn't a one-off -- it was a wedding -- and there'll be a chance to be near there again!)