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Coventry - Cathedrals and City

When I was an architecture student in the early 1960s, the new Cathedral by Basil Spence was greeted with disappointment, that an unprecedented opportunity for true modernism hadn't been taken. Although I have lived within day-trip distance of it for 40 years, I have only just made the trip, once for a service in which my son was involved and, on the strength of that, deliberately with camera in hand.

There are actually 2 cathedrals, the ruins of the late medieval one as well as the new. They are linked by a canopy, but more forcefully by the spirit of reconciliation in reaction to the twin atrocities of the air-raids on Coventry and Dresden of the 1940s
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the cathedrals from the south west
the cathedrals from the south west
The Gethsemane Chapel
The Gethsemane Chapel
The nave and chancel
The nave and chancel
Baptistry window
Baptistry window
The Chapel of industry
The Chapel of industry
the tower from within
the tower from within
the Altar of Reconciliation
the Altar of Reconciliation
Ecce Homo
Ecce Homo
approach from the east
approach from the east
Devil's eye view
Devil's eye view
Devil's eye view
Devil's eye view
The Great West Screen by Hutton
The Great West Screen by Hutton
The great west screen
The great west screen
a figure from John Hutton's glass screen
a figure from John Hutton's glass screen
The organ
The organ
The organ
The organ
while in the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery
while in the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery
While in the Herbert Museum..
While in the Herbert Museum..
the agony and the ecstasy (next)
the agony and the ecstasy (next)
the ecstasy
the ecstasy
The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
well its a…..
well its a…..
Lady Godiva
Lady Godiva
C15th door head
C15th door head
Spon Street
Spon Street
….and out
….and out
Blue, inside…...
Blue, inside…...
Bye, bye Spon Street
Bye, bye Spon Street
Fords Hospital, Greyfriars Lane
Fords Hospital, Greyfriars Lane
the ruined chancel of the C14th cathedral
the ruined chancel of the C14th cathedral
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