Friday, 2 December 2016

CDP Theme Day - Transitions

Transitions in Aviation

Sir Frank Whittle
Inventor of the Turbojet Engine
1907 - 1996


Sir Frank Whittle, a British Pilot, born in Coventry
designed and patented the first turbojet engine in 1930.


Millennium Place, Coventry

This statute of  Sir Frank Whittle was unveiled in Coventry
on what would have been the 100th birthday
of this great inventor from Coventry.
Above the statute is the 'Whittle Arch' -
described as a twin-arch tubular structure.

Below you can see more of the Whittle Arch.
The blue structure is a walkway, called 'The Glass Bridge'.
You can just make out the statute in front of the bus.



There is plenty of construction going on in Coventry too.
More university student accommodation, I am told.


Participating (a day late) in City Daily Photo
Theme Day.  For more 'Transitions' photographs,
please following the link HERE.



6 comments:

William Kendall said...

Great statue, and its surroundings!

Jacob said...

This is all fascinating and thanks for such great photos! I didn't know this man who is sculpted and inventor of the turbo-jet...that's a big deal.

bill burke said...

What a great statue and background story. Very interesting!

RedPat said...

So modern compared to my idea of your town!

Tanya Breese said...

great take on the theme! i love the way you photographed the statue!

Sharon Anck said...

That is quite an nice memorial and that arch is spectacular.