Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
As you can see works are well under way on the apartments at the former Lucy Switchgear site along the Oxford Canal in Jericho. Lucy’s have been in Jericho since 1825. The company expanded into steel and aluminium components, such as ball bearings, nuts, bolts, screws and fasteners. The company also built components for cars produced at the Cowley Works in Oxford. Lucy’s has a lot of property in Oxford and I am sure these appartments will be added to there expanding portfilo.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Was out and about today in the centre of Oxford and come across this in Sperm Tank in the historic Radcliffe Square, which had all the students and tourist looking. Think this Sperm Tank was in Oxford to try and get the male students to donate sperm, which they are paid about £25 per deposit, not sure how successful they were?
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Was out in Binsey yesterday and noticed the old vintage car parked outside the Perch, the only public house in the village. The sun was not the right spot, but you can not have it all your way. The Perch is a nice pub to visit on a summers day, as you can walk up the Thames to get to it and you feel like you are a million miles from Oxford when you are about 30mins walk away. Also they have a large beer garden which is nice on a summers evening.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
This could be bad news for the 1000's of riders who cycle into the city every day. It is just not what you want to see on the road when you are already fitting cars, buses and taxi's who are in your cycle lane most of the time already. Location is corner of High and Longwall Street
Friday, January 26, 2007
I am not really sure about this place, I mean I like the idea of a nice warm place to have a drink of coffe, but do they have to all be the same brand? How big is big enough?
PS Happy Australia Day to all the Australian DP sites.
PS Happy Australia Day to all the Australian DP sites.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
This one for Eric and all my visitors from France, it is the office of Maison Française in Oxford. I am not exactly sure what they do there, however I know that on days of national importance for France they fly the French Flag, I wish they would fly it all the time, I hate seeing a flagpole not being used. Little snow on the ground in Oxford today.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Ever wondered what happened to all the oars when they are no longer any good? Well a few ended up on the wall of Oxford City Councils, Ferry Sport Centre in North Oxford. Today they looked very bright with the sun shining strong creating a nice shadow.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
On Friday the Radcliffe Infirmary closed, and all the departments moved up the hill to join all the other hospitals in Headington. I only had to use the hospital once during my time in Oxford and that was a work related eye injury. The hospital open in 1770 and has worked very closely with the University, who have purchased the site. In 1941 Penicillin was first tested at the Radcliffe.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Today I was walking home along the Cowley Road and saw this very strange display in the window of one of the great shops along this very busy and colourful street. Cowley Road starts just over the bridge from Magdalen College at the end of the High Street and goes right up the hill towards the BMW plant, I would say that it is not a place that I lot of visitors to Oxford experience, as it is not like the central city area with its listed building etc, Cowley Road is a living Road that is evolving all the time.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Talk to Oxford. That’s right in the UK you can make in coming calls to phone boxes. I have recently become interested in the public telephone box and the users of them with the popularity of the mobile phone. This photo is of the three BT boxes at Carfax in central Oxford, from left to right there numbers are 01865 790516, 01865 721411, 01865 200883, the international code for the UK is 44 and drop the 0 at the front. These boxes are close to a bus stop so you should get people picking up. Other Oxford Boxes.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Never camp in the lower lying areas of the Thames in Oxford you never know when it is going to rain up stream. This photo was taken just near the Railway Bridge that crosses the river before the Station as you head into Oxford from Didcot.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Osney Lock is the closest lock on the River Thames to the City Centre and if you are arrive into Oxford by train it is only a short walk from the train station and can be a great alterative way in to Oxford. Today while out for a ride along the River I stopped off to see the maintenance work that has been going on, as you can see it is a big job. I will post a photo of the lock in operation during the summer so you can see what it normally looks like.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Up until about 6 months ago this was one of the nicest general stores I had been to in Oxford, it even had a little Post Office at the back of it, but now it is gone. Apparently the owner did not renew the lease, so the business closed. Gimbles North Parade Oxford. Can anyone remember it?
Friday, January 12, 2007
Well, like I said it has been wet and windy over the last few days in Oxford. Today I was up Hinskey Hill and you get a good view across to North Oxford from up that way, and from the photo, which is not that good, you can see all the water around Oxford at the moment. Port Meadow is looking like a Lake! Click on the Photo to get a large view of the water Oh that office block in the centre is Seacourt Tower in Botley...
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
We are going to have bad weather over the next 24 hours in the UK according to the Met Office, and there are flood warnings being issued for low lying areas. This photo was taken a few days ago of the Thames flowing very fast past Osney Island, as you can see the River is very High and also strong at the moment, hope we do not flood.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Beware all you Rat Runners, St Thomas Street in the city centre will have road works for the next 8 weeks. For all of you who don’t know were St Thomas Street is, it is right behind the new Oxford Castle/Prison development in the city centre.
Monday, January 08, 2007
It has happened again, the Billboard on the corner of South Parade and Woodstock Road has been changed. As promised I have put this on as today’s photo, I think I might create a separate Blog just for all the posters put on this Billboard. Easter Already, have we not just had Christmas?
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Need new tyres while in Oxford, well Philips Tyres on the A40, Oxford Bypass Road is the place to try. Out with a friend today and we called in to get two new front tyres, quick service and a very good price, must be good prices as taxi drivers visit all the time. What I find peculiar about Philips Tyres is that all the business is done out in the open, no shelter from the weather, just a cement slab and a few jacks and very friendly staff.
Friday, January 05, 2007
AN inquest into the deaths of six servicemen killed when two Royal Navy helicopters collided over the Arabian Gulf during the early days of the Iraq war has attracted National Media to New Road in Oxford. The Coroners Court as moved into the County Hall for the hearing which will be heard by former High Court judge Sir Richard Curtis, one of three deputy coroners brought in last year to help Oxfordshire coroner Nicholas Gardiner cope with the influx of inquests brought about by the Iraq conflict.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Up and about early today, just as the sun was starting to hit the top corner of the Taylor Institute of Modern Languages. This building was put up in the 1850’s and has just had a very good clean of the outside, the stone work now looks brand new! Good Morning Oxford!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Goerge Street today. This photo was taken this afternoon in George Street which is right in the city centre, and is the Street that comes alive in the evening with a lot of bars, clubs, resturants the Odean Cinema and the New Theatre on it.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Well it had to happen, the billboard at the end of South Parade was changed in the last few days, funny that you never see these things happening. Have a look at my post of the 5th of December 2006 to see what the advert was before. Think I might post every time this changes, what you think?
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year to All. This photo was taken a few minutes ago looking towards the new tourist attaction, Oxford Unlocked. It is part of the former Oxford Castle and the old HM Prison in the centre of Oxford, the prison is now a hotel! Anyway I this is good shot of the Christmas tree with the tower and lights in the background.