Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Never dined at this popular Seafood restaurant chain's Walton Street's branch, but I hope to one day. You don't have to eat at the restaurant, they also sell seafood for you to take home and cook, which is a little different for a restaurant. It always looks nice as I am walking by, especially at night.
Monday, September 29, 2008
I have been watching the vines on the side of this house all summer and noticed how red they are today, which is a sign of the season. The side away from the camera has more red then closer, so I must say that it has to do with the shade from the house next door. Will take a photo in Winter to show you what had happened.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Oxford was covered in fog this morning, you could not see from one end of Cornmarket to the other, only about half way. This young lady was also feeling the chill in the air was well. It did get better as the day went on.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Just off Queen Street in the centre of Oxford is a very resourceful trader who among other goods including balloons and cards, has a very large range of country and novelty flags for sale. I am not sure why I have not posted a photo of his display before as I am very interested in flags. This afternoon with the sun out the flags looked very good.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Not the best photo to illustrate this but one that I managed to quickly get this afternoon. An Oxford Student in full academic attire with one would imagine wealthy parents walking past a group of Oxford homeless in St Michael's Street waiting for the night shelter to open. Wonder what Oxford means to each of them?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Had a question/comment posted a few days asking in The Holly Bush in Osney was still around, so while in the area today decided to get a snap of it. As you can see the landlords have also gone into the Bed and Breakfast business at the pub, which I am sure is a good idea, nice and close to the station and city centre.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
An outdoor exibition displaying large photo's of Earth from the air has opened around the Oxford Castle site, and is well worth a visit. Apart from the photo's on display there is a large flat map of the Earth which you are allowed to walk on, which is kinda nice. If you are visiting Oxford I would spend 15 minutes walking around the site and looking at the photography, also pop into the Malmaison Hotel to see what they have done with the old Oxford Prison.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Well it was only going to be a number of days before I spotted a car in North Oxford with the new 58 rego. I know the rest of the world is in a Credit Crunch, but news of this may not have hit North Oxford yet as I sure I will see more 58 plates in the area over the next few days. Not a Mini this time!! Have a look at the other Number Plate posts for information about the British Plate system, or my diplomatic plate page.
Friday, September 19, 2008
The Thames has been flowing fast over the last few weeks with the flooding that other parts of the country has been having making it's way into the river systems, noticed this morning on one of my walks the banks of the river being repaired. Good to see, in fact all this area just off the Botley Road has been or is being reworked with the paths being repaired and the banks getting a little attention. Should be good when finished to ride your bike up to The Perch along the river.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
When in Oxford and you are having car troubles like this guy was with his Mercedes in Broad Street, don't call the Breakdown vans, just wait by your car and the friendly Thames Valley Police will drive past and offer to change your tyre for you. Oh, and all you have to do it stand by and watch, such is life in sunny Oxford, where the Police are only too happy to assist you in any way they can.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Few of the older folk of Oxford sitting outside County Hall chatting while waiting for the Number 17 Bus to Cutteslowe just before lunch today. You can see that the season's are changing with a few fallen leaves on the ground. Autumn is with us.
Monday, September 15, 2008
You can never have or post too many good photo's of the Radcliffe Camera, not that I think my photo's are great, but today when I was walking past the Camera I noticed that it is having a little external work. It is nice to think that these old building are getting the maintenance that they need when they need it, and with this little sore on the side you can take a photo of the Camera without getting this scaffolding in the shot, which is good for visitors to Oxford.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Very misty this morning while out and about in Oxford, as you can see from the dew on this spiders web, looks like the dew is weighing this web down a lot. I am not sure if you can make out where this is, but that is the Head Of The River in the background. Click on the photo to see it larger!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Happen to be in Binsey this morning and noticed that alot of the work/construction around The Perch was gone. I managed to have a chat with a guy who was doing a bit of gardening and he said that the old Pub will be re-opening on Thursday next week. So I am going to make an effort to get down and have a look at what they have done to the Perch since the fire. Have a look how the pub was in May last year.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This week I have been leaving Oxford every morning for a course, on a couple of days I was on the 0730hrs train to Reading. This photo was taken just as we where leaving the station this morning.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
When the Sun goes down the lights come on and the fair becomes very busy with all the rides and stalls. I like the fair in the evening as it looks a lot prettier and fair like, tomorrow morning all this will be gone and St Giles will be back to normal, full of traffic!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Warnings are in place around the city centre advising people that bikes will be removed from around the St Giles if left after Saturday in preparation for St Giles Fair which will be on Monday and Tuesday next week.
Friday, September 05, 2008
How about a nice hamburger, that was the first thing that I received when I visited the big yellow tent that is currently set up next to the Ice Rink on Oxpens Road, along with a strong welcome. The Oxford Jesus Festival is being run my Oxford Jesus Army and is a three day free festival honouring Jesus. Not a lot was happening when I visited early in the afternoon, but in side the large tent was a coffee shop, stage and band, people enjoying arts, and also a corner for younger kids. Looked like a lot of the activities are taking place over the weekend, and evenings.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
With the Student population due to start in Oxford anytime now the local cycle thief's are starting to step up there activity in and around the city centre, to be able to sell these bikes on to new students. I witnessed this guy this morning steeling this bike from outside the Church at 25 Woodstock Road. Visitors and Oxford residents, get the best lock you can afford as these guys are not afraid to smash/cut a lock in a busy area during the day.
Keep and eye out for a 40ish year old male with a Sainsbury's Bag For Life with all his equipment in, looking at bikes in the Oxford area.