Thursday, July 31, 2008

Raining On During The Tour

This walking group of tourists had to use the Umbrella's in and around Worcester College this afternoon as we had a little rain this afternoon which made Oxford's weather very sticky and muggy with the summer temperature that we are only just starting to get in Oxford. 

Did see my first Diplomatic Number Plate in awhile, have a look.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Graffiti Stone

I am not sure where the photo's have all gone, I have tried to upload twice today but they are not having it.  Anyway the photo is of a paving stone from the centre of Oxford, and I am not sure why this stone, but it is the only one full of graffiti.  Why?

Monday, July 28, 2008

High Street Sales Have Started Top Hats From £14.99

The High Street in Oxford is very busy at the moment, in fact you would not think that we are in the middle of the credit crunch just by looking at the amount of shopping bags in the street!!  Top Hats are of sale in the High Street starting at just £14.99 as seen in one of the windows of these shops.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

View From Belsyre Court

On a very nice summers day this is the view you get from the top of Belsyre Court on Observatory Street.  You can see the Radcliffe Observatory which is in the grounds of Green College.  The lawn is looking good at this time of the year as well. 

Friday, July 25, 2008

Oxford Mound Nearly Complete

Was walking past the Oxford Mound today and was very happy to see that the repairs look like they are just about finished to the Mount which had a small land slide last year and they look good.  Once completed I am sure the commuters and bus drivers who use New Road which is restricted at the moment, will be glad to see the restrictions removed.  Have a look at the other photo's of the Oxford Mound on this website.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Sunset Over Nuffield College

Taken a few minutes ago, the Sun Setting behind Nuffield College.  Nice warmish day today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Paint Job At The Crown

Looks like The Crown pub just off Cornmarket is getting a new paint job, spotted these guys today starting to paint over the signage in the lane that leads down to this city pubs just off the main busy shopping area of Oxford.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Duke Of York

This central pub has been closed for awhile now and fenced off ready for being demolished to make way for the expansion of the Westgate Shopping Centre, when ever that gets the go ahead.  I have been meaning to get a photo of it for awhile, and the light was right tonight, so I managed to get a photo before it is gone completely. It was always in a strange location, in the middle of two carparks, but I am sure that was not always the case.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Punts At The Cherwell Boat House

Had a visitor from Canada in town today, and as the weather was going to be OK we decided it would be nice to take a Punt out from the Cherwell Boat House and punt our way up to the Victoria Arms for lunch, which we did.  Very enjoyable 3 hours out on the river.  Photo of a few of the punts ready for hire on our return.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

More Filming In Oxford This Week- Lewis

At the moment I think we have two different movie/film crews in Oxford.  I spotted these direction pointers in Beaumont Street for the Lewis Cast and Crew, and also noticed a few city council signs area the place staying that filming was happening this afternoon.  I did not have time to wait, maybe next time I will see a star for you all.

Friday, July 18, 2008

YHA Oxford

As it is the summer, this place the YHA in Oxford will be very busy with all the back packers and students travelling around the world.  I have stayed at this YHA for a couple of nights about 6 years ago, and it is very modern and very close to the city centre, in fact it is right next to the Oxford  Train Station.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bus Too Close To The New Theatre In George Street

Seen this afternoon in George Street, this Double Decker bus clipped the scaffolding along side of the New Theatre in George Street.  The accident managed to bring George Street to a standstill as the scaffolding was all over the place, I was hold by staff at the near by department store that pedestrians where injured when the scaffolding collapsed onto the pavement.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

UNISON Strike Action In Oxford

Photo of a council worker heading for the UNSION strike action rally in the centre of Oxford today.  About 10 schools and most local government offices where closed today as a part of the action by council employees who are disappointed with the below inflation pay rise of 2.45% offered by the government. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

After A Warm Day

Walking back across the park after a warm day in Oxford, I think it may have been the one of the first warm days of the Summer, 26c today was the high.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Follow Me I Have An Up Side-down Umbrella

Back from my little sojourn, it was nice, but always nice to get home as well.  Oxford has filled up with the summer English Language Students and everyone else.  It must be hard if you are a tour leader or teacher trying to keep you group together, but I think this teacher has a good prop for her students to follow, and up side-down bright red umbrella.  Seen today in Cornmarket.