Monday, 21 November 2016

Growth Of The City

Sainsbury's, Trinity Street
Diagrammatic map - part painted on
Swedish Pearl Granite
by Artist, John Skelton in 1964.

You can see the words 'Cofas Tree' in the centre.
It is thought that Cofa's Tree is mostly likely the source of 
the name 'Coventry'.  The gold leaf buildings are the City Gates.

Please pardon the reflection.  This map shows the
growth of Coventry from 1748 to 1932.  
It is located by an emergency exit door of
 Sainsbury's grocery store
 and is not visible from outside.

Participating in Monday Mural

Happy Birthday, Richard!


bill burke said...

What a nice way to illustrate the growth of Coventry.

Bev said...

Very interesting!!

Lowell said...

That is very cool. I'd be interested in how it has grown since 1932.

Tom said...

...follow the yellow brick road!

RedPat said...

That is really interesting to see!

Sharon Anck said...

How interesting. There has been quite a bit of growth going on and I bet it's still growing.

Fun60 said...

I found that a very interesting mural.

Anonymous said...

How very interesting to end up in Coventry from Pasadena. I grew up in Montebello which isn't too far from Pasadena. Interesting about the Cofas Tree. Oh how I love to walk about old places in England.

William Kendall said...

Quite a lot of growth over time.

Bill Nicholls said...

How cool is that map, great way of showing the growth of a city

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Really love the medieval map. Isn't it incredible to live in a city with such a long history? Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.