Monday, 16 June 2014

A Visit to Oxford

I went into Oxford a couple of days last week, first in the evening, to take pictures at twilight, and then a couple of days later for a short, leisurely cruise along the river. Here are a couple of my favourite images from both days.
University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
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University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford at twilight. This is the largest of Oxford's parish churches and the centre from which the University of Oxford grew. It is situated on the north side of the High Street, and is surrounded by university and college buildings. The rear of the church, which this shows, overlooks Radcliffe Square.
Radcliffe Camera at Twilight
Radcliffe Camera at Twilight
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The Radcliffe Camera is a building of Oxford University, England, designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. 
The Library's construction and maintenance was funded from the estate of John Radcliffe, the royal physician. 
The Camera now functions as the main reading room of the Bodleian Library. The finished building holds some 600,000 books in underground rooms beneath Radcliffe Square.
Merton College Tower Oxford
Merton College Tower
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Merton College Tower, viewed from the River Isis in Oxford. The Isis is the name given to the part of the River Thames above Iffley Lock which flows through the university city of Oxford, England, past Christ Church Meadow and the focal point of rowing for Oxford University.
Folly Bridge Oxford
Folly Bridge
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Folly Bridge is a stone bridge over the River Thames in Oxford, England. 
The bridge stands at the site of oxen ford where oxen could be driven across the River Isis, the ancient name of the reach of the Thames between Folly Bridge and Iffley Lock. This is the likely derivation of the name Oxford.

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