This bronze maple leaf is embedded in the
nave floor near the West Screen (below) in the
New Coventry Cathedral. It has been placed there as
a mark of gratitude for donations received from Canada.
In the photo above you can see the maple leaf in the floor at the entrance.
Beyond you see the stairs leading to the ruins of the old Cathedral,
bombed during the Coventry Blitz of World War II.
I spoke to a guide today and he said that
Canada donated the money to purchase the church organ.
He also said that the wood in the canopy ceiling is also from Canada.
I'll go back to find out more :).
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This is a follow up to this posting the other day.
I received a couple of comments
from friends saying they noticed this maple leaf
in one of my photos, so I decided to find out why it was there.