Saturday, April 14, 2007

Coventry cathedral

An emotional video about Coventry cathedral, showing the cathedral before and after the blitz.

Friday, April 13, 2007

The most popular citizen of Coventry

Picture of Lady Godiva, by John Collier, ca 1897

According to the popular legend, Lady Godiva was a noblewoman, wife of Leofric (968 – 1057), Earl of Mercia, who rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed to her husband on his tenants. She symbolises the equality of humans and the power of women who can make big changes in the society. Hence it's not surprising that Coventry City Council chose Lady Godiva as its symbol.

However another popular citizen from the city of Coventry is a tailor, ever afterwards known as Peeping Tom, who disobeyed Lady Godiva's proclamation that all persons should keep within doors or shut their windows during her procession। Legend has it that our mister Tom got blind after piping at Lady Godiva naked through a hole in his shutters. The name "peeping Tom" for a voyeur owes its origin to this legend.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Coventry, the city of peace and reconciliation

We are attaching a picture of the "Reconciliation" sculpture, designed by Josefina de Vasconcellos, placed in the ruin of St. Michael's Cathedral in Coventry. It symbolises the act of forgiveness towards individuals, nations or human beings. It made a deep impression on us.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Save the date

Save the date

for the wedding of

Tiziana Favretto


Ashutosh Trivedi

St. Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry

Sunday, 22nd July, 2007


Useful information

Our wedding will take place in St. Mary's Guildhall in Coventry, which is right in the center of the city, next the the ruins of old Coventry Cathedral. However, we live in Earlsdon, which is just 10 minutes walk from the city center.

How to get there by air:

Where to stay :


Sightseeing in West Midlands:


Maps to download:

Tips if you go to London:

Date and the Venue

Yesterday we finalised the date and the venue for our marriage.
We were considering so many different cities, ranging from Venice to Varanasi, but finally we decided on Coventry, the city of peace and reconcilliation.
Yes, the question our friends might ask, "Why Coventry?" We will answer this question soon in some other posting, but let us announce the date and the venue as the following:

Venue: St. Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN.

Date: Sunday, 22nd July, 2007

Time: 4:30 pm