Ulla’s Oxford 2
The Radcliffe Camera all wrapped up and scaffolded. There are better pics in the link. Look at the decorated railings in front.
Great to see some yarn bombing!
From this angle you can see the Radcliffe Camera better.
Below are the beautiful spires of All Souls College.
St Mary the Virgin’s Clock.
Below is my fav door in the whole of Oxford. I wonder if it inspired C. S. Lewis to create Mr Tumnus.
When you have beautiful buildings around you it is hard not to be inspired. I wish modern architects would realise that.
We are now in the High Street looking at Carfax Tower. It is all that remains of St Martin’s church (1122) which once stood there. It was demolished to make way for vehicles in 1896!
The figures chime the quarter hours. This is the very heart of Anglo Saxon Oxford on the main cross roads.
But we will head south again walking down St Aldates.
The statue within Christchurch College quad. We were walking on that side of the road so no proper pics.
Looking east towards the meadow which lines the River Isis.
Detail of the pavement.
I wish I had an eye for putting plants together like this.
This is how the whole flower bed looks.
Garden on the right of the path.
Meadow Building, Christchurch College.
After a rest at the Head of the River with a cup of tea, we walked back the way we had come to go to the Pitt Rivers Museum to the north of the city centre.
We walked by Trinity College
I had a slight case of lawn envy.
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a wonder of so many different cultures collected over a hundred years. You go through the gorgeous Neo-Gothic Dinosaur Gallery to get to the Pitt Rivers Museum. Sadly it was undergoing repairs so was shut off to us. Otherwise I am sure Ulla would’ve recognised it from Morse episodes.
From here we headed for a proper English cream tea before Ulla and Kaija had to get a train to London.
Next time the sea in Hampshire. Just 3 posts to go then I am all caught up.
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