Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Shades of Oxford UK

Some 40+ years ago I lived in Oxford, England, for 2 years. 
During my trip to the UK & Europe earlier this year, a re-visit here was an essential component of my itinerary.  Once again I marvelled at the glorious architecture and sense of history (even though the bold commercialism of today was this time much more evident).

Going clock-wise (from the left) around the collage below, these colourful boats were adjacent to Magdalen Bridge awaiting eager and energetic customers;  a very weathered doorway giving access to one of the college grounds; part of Magdalen College; Oxford's "Bridge of Sighs" linking two parts of Hertford College; the beautiful tower of Merton College, and finally the outside edge of the original City wall, abutting Christchurch Meadow.


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8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of buildings. The colorful boats are a pretty capture. Have a happy week!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Traveling somewhere like Oxford I imagine I would be lost in all the details of history and architecture.....wondering around behind my camera for hours at a time, struck with awe and wonder.

Wandering Wren said...

Oxford is in my neck of the woods growing up, thank you I have enjoyed the revisit through your eyes today!
Wren x

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A beautiful city - not a patch on Cambridge of course :)

ladyfi said...

So charming - what a lovely collage.

Fun60 said...

I never tire of visiting Oxford thank you for sharing your photos.

Vagabonde said...

It must be a charming city to visit – your collage shows it. I did get a degree from one of the Cambridge colleges when I studied in the UK, so I never got a chance to go to Oxford.

diane b said...

That would have been interesting to visit old haunts of your youth. The photos of Oxford are lovely as is that great city.

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