Friday, 8 May 2015

Maple Leaf

Coventry Cathedral


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.

8 comments:

Fun60 said...

Really interesting as I remember looking at the doors but I didn't look down at the floor and missed the maple leaf.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful detail on the bronze. And I like that look out to the old from the new.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bronze maple leaf!

cieldequimper said...

Interesting. And good that there were donations.

Petrea Burchard said...

The ruin is beautiful and I'm glad Coventry has kept it, along with the more modern church.

orvokki said...

The bronze maple leaf in the floor looks beautiful.
And your header really is fantastic.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the detail on the glass and the maple leaf, of course. It's a very nice way to say thank you.

The History Anorak said...

All the times I visited Coventry Cathedral and I never noticed that. Too busy staring at the angels at the back.