This photo was taken while up in a Hot Air Balloon over Oxford. The square that you can see in the centre of the photo is Christ Church College's main quadrangle, Tom Quad . I just love and respect the green belt that is around Oxford and lets hope that this will remain for ever.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
You may remember in January I posted a nice photo of the Perch in Bisney saying that it was a nice pub on the River Thames and that in the summer it is a nice place to walk to, however it can get busy. See Post. Well this afternoon I was in Binsey and as you can see the Perch was not busy at all. About three weeks ago I heard that there was a fire at the historic pub but I did not realise how damaging it was, the whole of the thatched roof has been burnt and the pub will be closed for awhile I would think.
Monday, May 28, 2007
How was you Bank Holiday Monday? Mine was very nice, not is Oxford went to the coast for the weekend, hence no photo yesterday, however on the way back managed to get a photo of the opening hours of a store while getting the basics for tomorrow. Weather was very good, hope you all enjoyed.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Why? Why do people see a cared for bike in the street and damage the wheels? Oxford as a very large cycle community, it is the easiest way to get around the city centre. It also has one of the largest reported bike theft and damage in the UK, and this is the result.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
If you have ever been in Summertown you would have seen this local man selling his produce, grown in his own garden in Marston and cycled over to Summertown every morning to sell. When I took this photo at about 11am, he had already sold out of onions and told me that the display was looking a little thin on the bike.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Sorry, I have been unable to get online for a few days, but I am back up and running now. Took this photo early in the morning well not that early about 8am, these people had been waiting since about lunch time on Friday for tickets to see Daniel O’Donnel at the New Theatre in Oxford. The wait was just about over as tickets where going on sale at 9am, long night I think for a few..
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Taken this morning outside Marks and Spencer, a very good band singing covers to shoppers, all apart of the Summertown Festival today,.which is all apart of Arts Week in Oxford, have a look at the link. Little bit blowy this morning.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Looking down from the top of the stairwell in one of the Banks in Cornmarket. Most of these old buildings look from the outside that they have three or four floors from the number of windows, but when you get in them they have been renovated and have five or six floors, think the ceilings must have been higher when they where originally built.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The City of Oxford have recently introduced a new fortnightly collection of rubbish to encourage recycling in the City, our record is not that good at the moment. To do this we have all been given new wheelie bins and coloured boxes, I saw this notice on a shared student house this morning... It is explaining, what goes in which box or bin, think it is going to take a little time to get this right!!
Monday, May 07, 2007
A very easy way to get around Oxford is by bus, with two bus company's in Oxford you get a very good service all day long for local bus routes. Even places further afield like London the company's advertise buses leaving every 12 minutes, so I would say Oxford is very well served by public transport, it maybe a little on the pricey side, but if you are an Old Age Pensioner, bus travel is free out of peak times.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Sorry for not putting a photo up yesterday, I had a busy day at work, by the time I got home I was just ready for bed. I did however take this photo yesterday, which is of a vintage car out the front of the Aladdin Garage at the end of Hayfield Road. The car looked nice parked in the street with the Anchor Public House in the background.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
I could not make the May Day celebrations at Magdalen Bridge this year, a real English/Oxford Tradition, however I did see this sign warning that the bridge would be closed while the celebrations where on. According to the radio this morning there was one Jumper from the Bridge into the Cherwell.