Friday, 16 November 2012

Skywatch Friday - Coventry's Market Cross....

...together with Holy Trinity Church Spire against a blue sky (hooray!).

Coventry Cross & Holy Trinity Spire
Cookoo Lane, Coventry
A market cross is found in towns and villages denoting a market square in a market town.  The cross photographed here (unveiled in 1976) is common in many medieval market towns.  There have been several Coventry Crosses over the years.  This one replaces the 1544 cross which stood some 100 metres away in Cross Cheaping.

View of Coventry Cross
Looking towards Coventry Cathedral
These two photographs were taken on different days.  I had an afterthought and thought it would be good to show the a wider picture of the area. The Gladiator grave memorial is on the other side of the path (on the left).

For more photos featuring the sky from around the world,  follow the link to Skywatch Friday.

Friday means a little break over the weekend for me.  I have to do some filing of digital photos - amazing how they add up.  Have a good weekend all.  Cheers!


13 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Martha Z said...

That first image is an amazing shot but I do appreciate that you gave us some context with the second.

Lucy said...

Interesting - but I can't find them beautiful.

Paul in Powell River said...

Well there you go, you've taught me something. I had never heard of the term "market cross". And i like it.

LONDONLULU said...

It's a beautiful structure and also something very nice about a cross having been there since medieval times. I love that you returned for a 2nd photo with more context. Hope it's a relaxing (and digitally successful) weekend!:)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

good upwards view

Cloudia said...

I so enjoy my visits here.




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Rinkly Rimes said...

I particularly like the first shot in which the two edifices are sharing a secret!

Liza said...

Beautiful photos. Happy sky watching.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the height and composition of the first shot LOL, very impressive church...I think you might smile when you see my post tomorrow haha!

LOLfromPasa said...

On my way to see what Perth Daily Photo is for today :).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely blue sky! I knew about Market towns, but I didn't know that the cross denoted them. Thank you for the 'one new thing I learned today' as well as for your lovely pictures.

Tanya said...

they reach way way up into the sky! beautiful!