Sunday, May 30, 2010

St Edmund of Abingdon

I now live in Oxford for more than 6 months and I've seen most of the main attractions in the city. I'm not a big fan of places that attract a lot of tourists; now I've seen those places I start to look for little hidden gems in Oxford. Quiet places, sometimes right in the middle of the city centre near High Street which have that special atmosphere which I can barely show you via a photograph. One of those places is the churchyard of the Parish Church of St Peter-in-the-East. It forms part of one of the university colleges, St. Edmund Hall (their library is housed in the church). Today's photograph shows the seated statue of St. Edmund of Abingdon in the churchyard. You easily pass by this statue when you walk at Queen's Lane (at least I didn't noticed it the first couple of times) but it deserves much more than that: it's a beautiful statue in a special place.

1 comment:

Michael said...

oh, thanks, I had noticed that sculpture when walking past in Queens Land and wondered who it was. Never been on the grounds of Teddy Hall.