Friday, 16 August 2013

Message from Auntie Lauren...

...I mean The LOLfromPasa :).  But first, to my favorite tree:

Not much has changed in the last month except for the
addition of some nice clouds behind this grand oak tree.

I am planning to take a little break from this
wonderful hobby.  Lots planned and plenty of jobs to get on with 
so I must pause from blogging for just a little while.  
So until I return, I am requesting that you all
stay well and keep taking those fabulous photos!


Participating in Skywatch Friday and Ein Stück Himmel

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #44 - Kenilworth

I just can't bring myself to show you all of
this thatched roof cottage until the sky is blue. 
In the meantime, let your imagination run wild :).

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

E Is For Elephant

The Elephant & Castle emblem is found on Coventry's Coat of Arms.
This stain glass window is in The Drapers' Room, St. Mary's Guildhall.
This room formed the first floor of the gatehouse and was built around 1340.

These stained glass windows date back to 1888, replacing an 
earlier Venetian window.  The Drapers' Room is loaded with history
so perhaps it would be a good idea to talk about it another day. 

  Here is the whole window above.  Below is a favorite
shot of mine of the same window taken from
St. Mary's Guildhall courtyard looking up to
Coventry Cathedral's Spire.

I used to work in St. Mary's Guildhall.  So
did Mr LOL.  History was around us
every hour of our working day.  Wonderful!

Participating in ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Council House

These photos were taken as part of my search for
street lamps for City Daily Photo's Theme Day earlier this month.

I didn't use these shots then so here they are now.
This Tudor-style listed building is headquarters for
Coventry's local government. It was built in the early 20th century.
The Council House was officially opened on June 11, 1920
by King George VI (then Duke of York).

In the photo above, you can see the Coventry Cathedral Spire.
Below is a nice touch.  Years ago, I loaned them an American flag.  
Looks like they have their own now :).

Participating in Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 12 August 2013

As The Crow Flies

In the distance you can see the Spires of
Coventry Cathedral (left) and Holy Trinity Church (right) 
about 3.5 miles (west) from where I am standing at the edge of 
Coombe Country Park.  I live somewhere in between.
Now to zoom in a tad :).

I just couldn't pass on this shot taken yesterday.  
Hope you all had a nice chilled weekend.  

Baginton Village view of Spires.
Same view looking to the north - 2.6 miles.

Friday, 9 August 2013

The Windows

Earlier this month was City Daily Photo's
Theme Day - Street Lamps.  
I thought the photo below might work but it was not quite right.

That street lamp is not exactly on a street and the sky was white.  
In taking that shot I noticed the windows.  I could see the
obvious yellow glass on the right but I had never
noticed the glass in the window on the left.

If you go inside the Cathedral and look out,
you will see the view below.  I have
looked through that window many times and missed the stained glass.
It is almost hidden.

Looking from Coventry Cathedral to 
Holy Trinity Church.

The weekend is upon us.  Of course, I will be watching
US PGA Championships and tending to a rather long
'to do' list.  Have a good weekend all.  

Participating in Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #43 - Stoneleigh

Circa 17th Century.  A Listed Building described as a
timber-framed cottage with red brick infill panels. Steeply pitched
thatched roof with gabled ends.

The first time I saw this house it was being re-thatched.  
I decided to go back today and see the finished product.  
My photographs are never going to do this building justice.  
There are plenty telephone wires nearby, a few cars 
and it is located in a place that requires a substantial aerial.  
I have looked past these obstructions to
see this thatched roof cottage for what it is - beautiful.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

D Is For Dragon

This relief sculpture of 'St George and the Dragon' 
can be found in the Soldiers' chapel off the north transept
in Lincoln Cathedral.
* * *
While I am at Lincoln Cathedral
here are just a few more shot of those
amazing vaults.

 Above the choir (with a closer view of alter on right).
The shot below is a reflection in a 6 x 6 foot mirror
(on a table reflecting upwards)
of the vault above High Alter.

These photos were taken in June, 2013.

Participating in ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Spoilt For Choice...

...or even 'Spoiled For Choice'.  

Isn't it amazing how quickly we accumulate photographs.  Well, I thought
it might be a good idea to have a little clear out.  Since we went to 
Monks Kirby yesterday to visit family, I decided to 
use these photos taken in May, this year.

Above is the road we use to enter the village.
If you look to your right,
you will see open fields and the view below.

PS: Looks like British folk use the word 'spoilt' 
and Americans go for 'spoiled'.  How about that!

Participating in Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Another Swan Sequence

Not long ago, I did a sequence of shots here showing
 a swan entering the pool at Coombe.
Either this is a different swan (below) or someone has been practicing :).

Actually, it is a different swan.  This is the mother to
those cygnets that are growing fast.

Hope you all had a good weekend
and are all set for the week ahead.

PS  Happy Birthday, Rosie xx

Friday, 2 August 2013

Happy Friday

I am pretty much speechless :).  It has been an exhausting week.

So I will simply wish you all well.
Have a good weekend.
If you get a chance, do watch the Women's British Open 
from St. Andrews, Scotland.

Participating in Skywatch Friday and Ein Stück Himmel

Photograph taken at Coombe Country Park, 2nd June, 2013.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #42...

...meets City Daily Photo Theme Day - Street Lamps.

These photos were taken just up the street from Kenilworth Castle.
The area around the Castle not only has
smart decorative street lighting but a nice
collection of thatched roof cottages.

This old thatched is described as
Late C1600 timber frame and brick with sandstone plinth.

I am pretty sure the street lamps are a recent addition.

Please join me in seeing other CDP photographs featuring
Street Lamps - City Daily Photo.