Showery afternoon in Oxford

I was working away for a couple of days at the beginning of this week on the Oxfordshire / Berkshire border. I had to travel down on Sunday for an early start on Monday morning so rather than spend most of the day brooding and waiting to set off on a long car journey I decided to leave early enough to be able to spend half a day wandering around Oxford.  I’d been there a couple of times before when I was down that way with work, but in both cases it was during the evening when all of the attractions were shut. So this time I thought I’d be able to have a better look round and actually get inside one or two of them.

I arrived at the park and ride at Thornhill around 2 and and caught the bus into the city centre. This saved the bother of havig to find somewhere to park and I probably saved a few pounds too as the car park is free and the bus fare was only £2-20 return. The bus only takes 15 minutes to drive into the city so I was there by 2-30.

I had a good wander round and managed to climb the Carfax tower and visit Christs College and Cathedral, and popped into the original Blackwell’s bookshop too.

I took quite a few photos. Here’s some of them. I’ve uploaded more on Flickr and Webshots.

Looking over the rooftops - view from Carfax tower

Looking over the rooftops - view from Carfax tower

Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera

Christs from the Memorial Garden

Christs from the Memorial Garden

The Cherwell by Magdalen College

The Cherwell by Magdalen College

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