Markets are always busy in the early mornings, and Oxford's Covered Market is no exception with deliveries to all the fresh produce area's taking place before the High Street closes to everyone apart from buses. There is still concerns over the future of the Covered Market, which is a real gem in the heart of Oxford, lets hope that it is not developed in to student accommodation or high end shopping, I think most people who visit the market enjoy it just the way it is.
Not the best photo in the world, but that was my view of Eels who played to a sellout crowd on the Cowley Road last night. This was my second time at a Eels gig, and I must say it was completely different to the first, a bit more rock 'n roll tonight. Oxford has some great music venues which you are able to see great touring bands close up, seen a few big names at the O2 on Cowley Road.
All over the country local pubs are being pulled down and replaced with flats or in a lot of cases, TESCO or Sainsbury's Local stores. Soon Britain will be know not as it has been in the past for having nice friendly local pubs in every village, for the for the number of mini supermarkets it has. I feel that pubs and churches are being replaced with these mini out posts of the giant supermarkets in greater numbers that we think. This old pub on the Abingdon Road is being replaced with a TESCO.
What a great little adverting machine to have in what must be the bike capital of the United Kingdom. Bill's the restaurant in St Michael's Street, which I have been told is very good and popular since opening last year, have this bike put the front of the store. I am hoping that they use this bike for deliveries or shopping and not just advertising.
For the last couple of days we have been having rain in the afternoon or over night. Nice bright but cloudy warm mornings and then in the afternoon heavy rain for about two hours. So if you are visiting Oxford for the holidays this Summer remember your umbrella.
Strange the things you see when out for a cycle around Oxford, and it is handy that you should always take your camera. While out for a ride from Summertown to Marston along the Marston Ferry Road, what did I hear from the fields but the sound of bagpipes. A little confused a looked to see a guy walking up and down the fields obviously getting in a little practice without upsetting the neighbours.