My bruvs other property which he intends to turn into two flats and rent out.
This sculpture in Coombe Abbey lake is by Percy Bentham. The plaster original was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1922. It was cast in bronze and presented to the city by the Coventry Boy Foundation and installed in 1968.
A view looking up towards the Abbey.
A view of the lake with numerous wildfowl.
The waterfall in the grounds.
Another view of the Abbey.
Coombe Abbey is a hotel between Coventry and Brinklow which has been developed from a historic grade 1 listed building and former country house. The house's original gardens are now a country park. Coombe Abbey was founded as a monastery in the 12th century. Following the dissolution of monasteries in the 16th century it became a royal property. Elizabeth of Bohemia, the daughter of King James 1st, was educated there in the early 17th century and had the Gunpowder Plot succeeded she was to have been abducted from Coombe Abbey and proclaimed as Queen Elizabeth 2nd!! How about that then, as the present Queen may or may not have gotten on the throne and we may never have heard of Camilla!!! For successive generations Coombe Abbey was owned by the Earls of Craven and in 1964 it was bought by Coventry City Council with 150 acres of land and the park was opened to the public in 1966.
Villamartin is the name of both an urbanisation and a golf course in the Costa Blanca. This is the central plaza near the golf course which, I'm reliably told, comes to life in the evenings. The square has a number of palm trees which are home to several African Ring Neck Parrots which have achieved a celebrity status with local tourists who are not used to the sight! However, I saw no parrots but I was only there to take a couple of pics!!!