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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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1 of 23  Fri 30th Apr 2021 2:53pm  
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I don't go up town much these days - usually just pass through on the way to hospital appointments. The new 'street art' tempted me though so I made an early morning visit and captured a 10 minute snapshot of what it is looking like. Battery on camcorder ran out so didn't make it to Spon Street. Generally I'm impressed with a lot of what has been done over recent years. I hope when the Precinct work is finished they will leave it alone for a while. Anyway, enjoy the video.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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2 of 23  Fri 30th Apr 2021 3:12pm  
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Burges and the CET building look much improved. I think Hertford Street needs more than a lick of paint through. They seem to have been doing the Precinct for years! Nice Vid though Joybert. Edited by member, 30th Apr 2021 3:12 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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3 of 23  Fri 30th Apr 2021 3:14pm  
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About as good a video summary for a city as I've ever seen. Fantastic. Being the big kid I am, I could watch and listen to that fountain splut, splut, splut, all day long. Lol
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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4 of 23  Fri 30th Apr 2021 10:07pm  
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Many thanks for that, BJ! Lots of places I recognised and lots I didn't. Loved the squirrel! It's been six years since I was last in Coventry - I'd love to revisit when the virus permits - and maybe when they've finished the Precinct!
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Gilly
5 of 23  Fri 30th Apr 2021 11:55pm  
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Osmiroid
UK
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6 of 23  Sat 1st May 2021 12:13am  
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Great video! And I've probably met the squirrel Smile
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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7 of 23  Sun 2nd May 2021 5:33pm  
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Oh, Brother Joybert, this was wonderful. So many beautiful sights - some I remembered and some completely new. You're going to have to let me know about a few of them.
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dave owens
california usa
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8 of 23  Wed 5th May 2021 4:40pm  
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Brilliant video!! Left coventry in 1981, a lot of memories were brought back! Thank you.
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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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9 of 23  Sun 9th May 2021 3:11pm  
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The art installation is nearing completion. Here's a video from my visit this morning (Sunday 9 May).
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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10 of 23  Sun 9th May 2021 6:27pm  
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BrotherJoybert, I want you to know these videos are very much appreciated by a far distant patriot. Many thanks. Thumbs up
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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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11 of 23  Tue 11th May 2021 7:22pm  
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Thanks for all the kind comments Cheers
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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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12 of 23  Sat 15th May 2021 12:25pm  
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I understand the art installation is finished now - the plants have been added - so here it is in all its glory. Enjoy Smile Filmed this morning (15 May 2021).
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Suitably Chastised
The beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands
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13 of 23  Sat 15th May 2021 2:28pm  
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Great vid BrotherJoybert and thanks for all your hard work and effort, shame I can't say the same about the subject matter. I don't like it one bit, but then I don't like Hertford Street, full stop!
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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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14 of 23  Sat 15th May 2021 3:44pm  
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It's very much a "marmite" piece of art that's for sure! Love it or hate it, no in-between Big grin
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Helen F
Warrington
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15 of 23  Sun 16th May 2021 8:16am  
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Again, thanks for the video diary of Coventry's makeover BrotherJoybert. Thumbs up It looks less child's blocks than the plan that Midland Red posted recently but it still doesn't add to the area in my opinion. It may be the difference between film and the real eye but the coloured glass makes the area look dimly lit. The shops themselves destroy any impression of an overarching theme. I don't hate it but I don't think it enhances the area much. Maybe it needs to be seen in sunlight?
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