Over the summer I managed to visit some new places for the first time. Considering I only live about quarter of an hour away, Coventry Cathedral was somewhere I’d yet to venture. Even though it’s right in the centre of Coventry, the cathedral itself seems very separate from the rest of the shops and restaurants you find on the high street.
The cathedral was rebuilt after it was destroyed in the Second World War as a symbol of hope. The old ruins and the new building now stand side by side creating one cathedral. Today the old cathedral ruins act as a memorial and the new Coventry Cathedral has become an inspiration for peace around the world.
The first thing I noticed (not to my surprise) was that the cathedral offered some amazing photo opportunities. I tried to show how tall the buildings reached towards the sky in my photos, as well as the incredible details in the brickwork. If you look closely enough, you’ll notice some of the intricate stain glass windows that can be seen in different areas of the buildings.
I also realised how peaceful and serene the atmosphere was inside the ruins. It’s the perfect place to just sit quietly with your thoughts for a few moments, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It’s almost as if someone placed an oasis of calm right in the middle of a busy city.
If you’re ever in the area, then it’s definitely worth a visit! Even if you only spend a few minutes there like I did, it’s sure to help you switch off a little and let your mind wander.