For our fourth, and final, British Landscape field trip, SCIO headed to Coventry. Beforehand, we learned about the Coventry Blitz during WWII, heard about the different places to visit, and of course, talked about Lady Godiva.
We got dropped off, walked to Holy Trinity Church together, and looked around. Here's some picture highlights:
This is a famous doom painting.
Next we walked to Coventry Cathedral through the ruins of the old cathedral.
Here's the old ruins.
After the blitz, someone found these two pieces of wood fallen in the shape of a cross. It became a sign of hope for Coventry.
The thing in the cross that is barely visible is the cross of nails, made of nails from the Cathedral.
Just an awesome window in the new Cathedral.
St. Michael and the Devil, our emergency meeting point. (Our leader told us we were meeting by the Devil, apparently not by St. Michael...)
"Father Forgive." (This is where the charred cross stood; this is a replica.)
Me in the Cathedral.
Inside St. Mary's Guildhall.
The Golden Cross Inn. I don't know if I'd like to go on the top floor.
Inside a Museum about the Blitz.
A gatehouse in a garden.
Lady Godiva's statue. Her husband was going to raise taxes, but told her that if she rode through town naked, he wouldn't raise them. She did so, and everyone turned their eyes, except a guy named Tom, which is where "Peeping Tom" came from.
It is still in use!
The Cathedral on our walk out.
Five out of seven of our food group on the bus ride back. Oh, how I'm going to miss these weirdos...
The day was fun, but exhausting! I had a fun time traveling for British Landscapes, and am kind of sad that it is over. No more field trips with SCIO! We'll just have to find our own times to travel.