Wednesday, 13 November 2013

R Is For Reconciliation

Coventry Cathedral
Cross of Nails -
Symbol of Peace and Reconciliation.






The Cross of Nails (above) was created in 1940 from 3 medieval roof nails which were picked up from the rubble of the bombed cathedral. The Cross of Nails has become the symbol of Coventry's ministry of reconciliation.  Shown here is the original Cross of Nails set in the centre of a gilded silver cross (full shot, below) created by Geoffrey Clark.

The photo opposite was taken from a position near the middle of The New Cathedral.  Note the bouquet of poppies.  Last Monday was Remembrance Day.







For more about the Cross of Nails,
follow the link and scroll down to the heading 'Wooden Cross and Cross of Nails'
HERE.

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17 comments:

Fun60 said...

The cross of nails is beautiful yet so poignant.

Bill Nicholls said...

They are big but don't look like ant nails I have seen, I nice Idea to use them like that.

Bill Nicholls said...

Had to look this up and now see the story behind it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Of_Nails#Wooden_Cross_and_Cross_of_Nails

LOLfromPasa said...

Bill - I added a link following your comment. Thanks you :).

Fun60 - I do so agree!

Reader Wil said...

This is an impressive and stunning piece of art! Thank you for sharing.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Tanya Breese said...

that is beautiful...

Jane and Chris said...

On HMS Coventry there was a cross of nails.After she was sunk in the Falklands war the cross of nails was retrieved. The cross of nails is a terribly important symbol for Coventrians.
Jane x

Ann said...

I have a cross of nails that hangs on my mirror in my car. Love it.
Ann

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, wonderful cross sculpture nails, a wonderful job!

TheChieftess said...

What an interesting and beautiful sculpture...symbol...

Roger Owen Green said...

A powerful image.
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Stephanie said...

beautiful!

Leslie: said...

What a visual...I was there in 1998 with my daughter. Quite the history in Coventry!

Leslie
abcw team

William Kendall said...

Beautiful and poignant!

Hildred said...

My first thought was how poignant this was, and it seems a word that many have associated with this new cross of Reconciliation. Great choice for R.

Cloudia said...

Wow cool!🌠♥

amarnaik.com said...

cool clicks. cross of nail grabbed my attention