Friday, 1 May 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Revolution


Revolution - The Wheel


City Daily Photo Theme Day for this month is 'Revolution'.  
Since Coventry (England) is the birthplace of the
British cycle and motor industry,
the wheel seems a good choice for my theme day photo.



Cycles were first built in Coventry in 1868
 at The Coventry Machinist Company (a sewing machine company). 
The British motor industry was born in Coventry in 1897.


Photographs were taken at the Coventry Transport Museum 
where you can also see the 'first ever bicycle' made in Germany (below), and


the largest British collection of motor cars, commercial vehicles, cycles and motorcycles -
and it is free!


Please click the link HERE for more contributions from 
around the world to CDP Theme Day - Revolution.


PS.  The car behind the cycles in the first photo is a 1974 'E' Type Jaguar.  


25 comments:

paul said...

A fine collection of vehicles and wheels going round and round.

Rob Siemann said...

You seem to be at a turning point... lol

SRQ said...

A transport museum? How interesting! I love those bicycles with the oversized front wheel and itty bitty back wheel -- classic.

Janet said...

I'm seeing lots of wheels today, and this is a great one!

Jane and Chris said...

Ooh, an E type!
Jane x

Loire Daily Photo said...

Aren't the penny-farthings beautiful? In French since there are no pennies and no farthings, they have another name: vélocipède from velox, swift, and ped, foot. It has given the present-day word for bicycle i.e. vélo, which is far more common in France than bicyclette.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Lauren, lovely to see you. What a very fine series of wheels.. The first German made bicycle in wood must have been a little hard on the derrière :) Absolutely love the penny-farthings, I have a friend who has one and can ride it :)

Stuart said...

And not to mention Revolution no. 9.

Tanya Breese said...

oh these are great!! we have a transportation museum in roanoke too...i've shown it before, it's a lot of fun! it is nice to see you!!

Chrissy Brand said...

This is the kind of thing I was thinking of Lauren, fabulous!

William Kendall said...

Wonderful choices, Lauren. The top bikes I saw as well in East Gwillimbury Girl's post for the theme.

Lois said...

A very nice series of pictures for the theme today!

Jack said...

Very nice. I was at a car museum yesterday and took a photo of a bicycle from around 1880 plus or minus. Guess I won't bother posting that one!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful collections!

Jim said...

A great theme day post.

Julie said...

I did not know that Coventry was the birthplace of British cycling. I have never seen a real penny-farthing, as opposed to an image of one. I should think they would be joyyt hard to get the hang of.

magiceye said...

Wonderful takes for the theme!!

Kay said...

Those are amazing bicycles, especially compared to what they've become today.

Carraol said...

Interesting exhibition of wheels! Thanks a lot for your kind words, you're an angel!

Bergson said...

an interesting museum

Sharon Anck said...

What a perfect post for the theme!

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you all for taking the time to leave a comment. Appreciated.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry I'm coming around so late to see your CDP theme photos! Super collection of wheels!

Merisi said...

Well-rounded revolutions! ;-)

Halcyon said...

An excellent choice for the theme day!