mercredi 14 novembre 2007

Coventry's blitz

In 1940, Coventry was destroyed by the German bombings. They built a new cathedral next to the ruined one and kept the outer walls and the spire of the former XIVth century's cathedral as witnesses of the Blitz.
Coventry became one of the major cities of peace and reconciliation. In the ruined cathedral especially, there is a peace statue which has its twin in... Hiroshima peace park. So I saw both of them :)
The new cathedral is really amazing, the facade being in glass and carved with biblical figures; and the altar made of the war blackened stones.
Come and visit me ! And visit this fabulous cathedral...

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