Wednesday, 23 July 2014

B Is For Britain From Above



(Above) I am looking down from The Secret Garden at The Library of Birmingham
at an exhibition of old aerial photographs of Britain. 

(Below) That's Mr LOL looking at an image of Coventry 6 years
 after WWII bombing of the City Centre.


 His grandfather lived in Bayley Lane (bottom left of image below) 
close to Coventry Cathedral and survived.


For more images and information about the Britain From Above project,
 please click the link HERE.  There is an invitation to register and then 
participate in helping to identify and provide information about old aerial photographs.

Participating in ABC Wednesday

PS. Happy Birthday, Lily :)

16 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

That would be a fascinating exhibition!
Jane x

Stephanie said...

My husband would certainly enjoy that exhibition. Great shots!

Carver said...

Brilliant post for B. Carver, ABCW-Team

Cloudia said...

Important post. Now where is my cross of three nails?



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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William Kendall said...

What a gorgeous view!

Jack said...

Your first photo is wonderful, but I had to close my eyes after a moment. Heights and I don't get along.

Coventry really did get hit hard in WWII. It is a place well suited to reflecting on the losses during the war.

Kate said...

The losses of WWII seen so remote but they were so devastating.

Halcyon said...

I would love to see this exhibit. I am reading a book right now about Agent Zigzag (true story of a British double-agent during WWII). There is lots of talk about the bombings and such...

Mo said...

I love that first shot. I'm always looking for views from up high. Not easy to find places that allow you onto the roof here in London

Gaëlle said...

Coventry really suffered during WWII.
On a lighter note, It's good to see nice pics from good ol'Brum!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful shot from above. I know a lot of people who would enjoy seeing those photos from above.

Tanya Breese said...

what a view!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

literally, great perspective!

ROG, ABCW

Vidhya V Rao said...

The aerial shot is great with the curves. Nice post. http://paint-my-word.blogspot.com/

Leovi said...

Yes, photos are great, I love this beautiful place!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So enjoyed seeing the old b&w's of Coventry Cathedral.. made me remember all the absolutely gorgeous images you've taken there. Ooo you were brave climbing so high for the first shot, like Jack, heights and myself are not good friends :)