Saturday, March 31, 2007

New Poster

Have got all my equipment back now and am not using my mobile phone for photo's now. When I got down to South Parade I noticed that the billboard has been changed again, this time displaying a more local advert, for St Clair's International School.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Cover The Mound

Not sure if you know it or not, but right in the centre of Oxford is a mound that is sometimes called Jew's Mound, records say that it has been around since the 11 century. Anyway this Mound now forms part of the new Oxford Castle attraction and for a £1 you can climb to the top and get a nice view of Oxford. Today when I walked past I noticed that part of the mound was covered with plastic to keep the weather out and to stop the mound eroding away.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Falklands House Oxford

Oxford and Oxfordshire are often mentioned in the news with reference to RAF Brize Norton, the largest airbase of RAF, I also believe it has the longest runway in Europe.
Apart from this major military base within the City of Oxford we have a number of other military facilities, including Falklands House which is part of Oxford University’s Officer Training Corps great location just near the Railway Station.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Foggy Mornings

For the last two days, the mornings in Oxford have been very very foggy, then at about lunch time the fog lifts and we have buitiful afternoons, this photo of St John's College in St Giles was taken this morning, you can feel the fog in the air... Still using the mobile phone for photo's.

Monday, March 26, 2007

International Organisation's Number Plates

A few weeks ago I posted information on the new number plates for the UK, and it had a few hits, so today I saw a number plate from the Diplomatic Series. Vehicles with these plates do not pay Road Tax, and you can tell which country or organisation owns the plate by the first three numbers, the letters D indicates Diplomat and the letter X indicates Official Staff from that mission or organisation. This one seen in North Oxford today belongs to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, which is based in Reading. In Oxford you see a few of these types of plates, keep you eye out, and let me know which one you see.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lower George Street

Sorry for the lack of photo's the last few days. I have had equipment problems and for the next week or so I will be using the camera on my phone, as I can not use the digital camera.

Taken in George Street last night on the way home, the buses speeding along down George Street while a Private Hire Taxi rushed up towards the city centre, a little wet and very cold.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

International Water Day

Today is International Water Day, and even with Oxford's inland location water is all around Oxford, this part of the River has a little weir at it which is raised and lowered depending on the flow of the River.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Radcliffe Camera

Was in the area today, infact just behind me as I took this photo in front of Hertford College they were filming a new movie called Oxford Murders. I have not heard a lot about this movie apart from that it is set in the University, maybe I will get a few photo's of the guys in action?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Invest in China Billboard

Are we approaching the end of the Tax Year? We have a new advert on the billboard in South Parade advertising investments in China this time, think we are getting to the end of the financial year!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

St Patrick's Night Radcliff Arms

Locals enjoying St Patricks Day in the Radcliff Arms, Jerico. Photo taken with my phone, so not the best, then was not my best by this time either!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Luminox - 1000 Yours of Oxfordshire

Tonight will be the last night to see this wonderful display in Broad Street, all apart of the year long celebrations to mark 1000 years of Oxfordshire. This photo is of the chandelier, once all the candles are lit it is lifted into the air above Broad Street, what a sight.

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone, I am sure that we will have a Celebration Photo tomorrow.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Oxfordshire 1000 Years Old - Luminox

Tonight in Broad Street Oxford we saw a great display of fire and art to help celebrate Oxfordshire’s 1000’s anniversary. The whole street was a blaze with all different types of fire displays, and the whole area looked like a how I would imagine Saxon Oxford would have looked 1000 years ago, with all the flames everywhere. The event was called Luminox, and if you are in Oxford over the next two days get down to Broad Street as it is on until Saturday Night.
Little hard taking photo’s of fire in the dark, but this one is of one of the artists working the fire, I think there from France.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

This Is Not Right

Along the tow path you get to see a lot however this did not seem right. I am not exactly sure if this was a result of all the rain we have had, I think it may have contributed however there may have not been the right care and attention. This is on the tow path next to Jericho foot bridge.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Out For A Paddle

Well with all the extra water around Oxford at the moment it is a great idea to get out and enjoy it, which this exactly what these guys are doing on the Thames near Binsey. Water maybe a little cold if you fall in!

New Number Plate Year - GK07 XJT

In the UK you can tell the age of a car by the numbers on the number plate,. These numbers change in March and September each year, and as you can see this Mini is less than 12 days old as it has a 07 plate, the plates issued in September will have 57 on them. March and September are when the numbers change. The first two letters are tell you the registration area, so G is Kent and K is Maidstone, the 07 is the year and the other letters are just run off.

PS I collect numberplates, so if you have any spare, email me....

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Kite Surfing in Oxford

Water Water everywhere at the moment in and around Oxford, this photo taken today on Port Meadow which is mostly underwater. As you can see with the wind up and the water everywhere was a great opportunity to Kite Surf, less than 500m from busy Walton Street. The house at the far end of the water in the photo are in Lower Wolvercote

Saturday, March 10, 2007

High River Cherwell

The River Cherwell is very high at the moment and is flowing fast. The River Cherwell ends as it enters the River Thames in Oxford and this photo was taken today while out for a walk around Christ Church Meadows, lots of bulbs flowering at the moment as well.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Remember The Days

Apart from the University of Oxford which is not really for Oxonians, the city has a number of other educational institutions like this one in the City Centre, Oxford Cherwell Valley College. Not sure how much longer it will be in the City Centre as the Oxford City Council is hoping to use this area for other things

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Virgin Leaving Oxford

Richard Branson's Virgin Train Service leaving Oxford the other day. This train is heading North to Scotland, a long old trip in a train, but an enjoyable one I am sure..

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Castle Tavern Oxford

Taken tonight,the Castle Tavern in the city centre, next to the Castle Development. If you are in Oxford it maybe worth a visit, quiet during the day.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Built in Oxford

The sun was in the right spot today as I drove past the BWM MINI plant in Oxford, so I was able to get nice shot of this great advert on the side of the Mini Plant. Every time you see one of these cars on the road, think that was made in Oxford.
Can you see your country's flag on this very large poster?

Monday, March 05, 2007

Road Markings

There is always work to be done on the roads, these guys are painting the markings on the road, which looked easy when they did it, but I am sure there is a nack to it.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Lunar eclipse

Last night there was a Lunar eclipse with started at about 21.30 in Oxford with the full eclipse happening at 22.30ish. I decided to go up to Boars Hill and try and get a nice shot with my little digital camera, and I was surprised with my result. This is just at the start of the eclipse, with the Earths shadow just starting to hit the bottom of the moon.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Cnr Canal and Cranham Street Jericho

Taken this morning on to the corners of Canal and Cranham Streets in Jericho looking towards Walton Street. Years ago Jericho had alot more pubs than it has currently, and from the size of this building on the corner I am sure this was one of them, I will try and find out more about this during the week. Please pop back to see, if I have not updated it by Wednesday, drop me and email!!

Friday, March 02, 2007

South Parade Poster Change

Well not sure exactly when it happened, but in the last couple of days the poster at the end of South Parade changed again and this time it is advertising breakfast cereal.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

St David's Day

Oxford may not be Wales, but we do have a lot of daffodils out at the moment. You know when it is starting to get into Spring when all these lovely yellow flowers start to pop up in the gardens and parks of Oxford. Happy St David's Day everyone...