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The Charm of Oxford

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The university city has a special old and scholarly atmosphere to it.  Subconsciously, I was too charmed to run around the city with the camera.  Admiring the people and the landmarks at a leisurely pace were good enough it seemed.

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^Taken in the famous Blackwell Bookstore in Oxford

 R0017954 (Medium) ^The meadows by the Christ Church, which is now sought after for the chapel where Harry Potter was filmed, are situated next to the river where they rowing eight usually practises.
R0017945 (Medium) R0017943 (Medium) ^A fountain in the courtyard and the interior of the chapel
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^The intricate roof works of the chapels and cathedrals are always fascinating.

  R0017905 (Medium) ^The Radcliffe Camera which has noting to do with photography.  It was built around 1740 to house a science library.

R0017899 (Medium)^An entrance to the courtyard of one of the Oxford colleges 

R0017893 (Medium)^The Bridge of Sighs is on the right connecting to the building under repair.


Rob Leslie said…
You have discovered on of the best Engish Cities. I live only about 20 miles away but don't get there veru often because it's a problem to park. I look forward to getting my free bus pass in about 13 months time and then get into the city as often as I wish.
Oxford is great for street/people shots.
I do hope you get over into the Cotswolds you would enjoy towns like Burford, Stow. and the tourist villages of Bibury and Bourton.
Nevin said…
How I wish I did manage to get some advice from a local like you before setting off! Cotswolds and the other towns would unfortunately be missed this time as today's post reveals.

The UK is great for travelling around (much better than France I think). The train service so far has been trusty. Unexpectedly punctual. Or is it only because of my luck?

I spent some good hours in the Blackwell and left with two bags of books.

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