Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Australia "the movie" Hits Oxford

Great advert for both the STA Travel Agent and for the movie Australia.  It was a little funny that the signature theme was sung and written by Elton John.  I saw it this afternoon, and enjoyed it.  Good scenery, liked the scenes from in the Broome open air cinema, Sun Pictures and the music was good, you can't beat Elton.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Even Reflection At St Catherine's College

Just down around St Catherine's College this evening, it was very cold and still and this reflection in the water feature really tells the storey of how I was feeling when I took this photo.  Taken just before the sun was going down, bloody cold. 

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pigeons In Bonn Square

Two pigeons enjoying the winter sun in Bonn Square this morning.  The Square looks very  good now that it has been updated, but I am not sure why the large tree had to be removed?  Let hope that that lady who feeds these pigeons with bags of bread crumbs stops feeding them, we have far to many in Oxford.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ship Street Oxford

Ship Street in one of those streets right in the centre of town that no matter how busy the rest of the city centre is Ship Street always is dead quiet.  Like today, at the end of the street is Cornmarket which is heaving with after Christmas sale shoppers and not a soul in Ship Street. A couple of nice Cafe's in Ship Street if you need to get away from the crowds of Oxford.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Run With A View

These couple of joggers had the whole of South Park to themselves early this morning, it may have been because it was a little crisp this morning but the views over Oxford are always great from up the top of South Park what ever the temperature.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Sales Started In Oxford

The Sales have started today.  Many of the city centre stores have opened today with "There Biggest" ever sale.  I popped out for couple of hours this morning and with all the sale activity on it was not that busy in the city centre, and I only spent £3 on next years Christmas Cards!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Lights

Like being out in the evening around Christmas to see all the lights in the gardens and on houses.  People go to a lot of effort to plan and put these lights up, and it really makes Christmas a special time of year. This is a very modern looking Christmas Tree on the Banbury Road in Summertown.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas From Me And Coke

This is the current advert on one of the two billboards in South Parade click here to see what the other is displaying at anytime.  I always keep an eye out for the Coke Christmas adverts, they are normally very typical this one has a few of London's landmarks in the background.

It is going to get very busy for me over the next few days, so I hope I can keep posting the photo's each day, if I don't sorry.  Merry Christmas to all my visitors and I hope 2009 is better than 2008 was.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Low Flying Aircraft For RAF Brize Norton

Being so close to the RAF's largest base RAF Brize Norton, Oxford sees it fair share of military aircraft over head.  This morning I heard this one long before I spotted it as it was so low I had to wait till it was just over head.  Not sure what type it is, but I am sure it was heading for Brize Norton.  

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Following on from my photo the other day of the Radcliffe from Walton Street today I was on the Woodstock Road and managed to get a photo of the works from this angle.  You can see the scales that weigh the lorries as they leave with all the debris from the old Hospital.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Sunset

Just up the Banbury Road when the sun was starting to set, it looked great with the trees in the distance, but why so early about 3.30pm!!  Cannot wait for the days to start to get longer!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Westgate Shopping Centre Christmas Tree

Was in the Westgate centre today and I know that they have had there Christmas Tree up for a little while but I have not taken a photo of it.  It looks good during the day however in the evening when it starts to get a little dark it looks even better with all the light in the mall.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Down a very quiet lane in the middle of Jericho off Walton Street is the old Graveyard St Sepulchre's.  When you walk in the graveyard you will find it surrounded by very modern apartments that have been built on the old Lucy Work's site which is a little strange next to an 1848 cemetery.  The Vice Chancellor of Oxford University Benjamin Jowett was buried in the cemetery in 1893.  If you are in the area I would wonder in and have a quick look around, worth a look.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Love Oxford

Great T-Shirt for anyone who Loves Oxford, I think New York City copied this design as I have seen a few of them around!! And what better place to get an I Love Oxford T-Shirt than Boswell's Oxford very own department store!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Western Computers & Apple Computers Arrive In Oxford

At last a computer store has arrived in Oxford that sells my favourite computers, Apple.  That's right everyone, Western Computers has opened a store in Broad Street Oxford today, and as the sign says they are a Premium Reseller of all Apple products.  No more trips to London for see the latest Apple products, I will still visit the London Apple store when I am in Regent Street!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busking In Cornmarket

You see a lot of buskers in Cornmarket, but I am not sure I have seen a piano player before, portable keyboards yes, but piano's this was a first for me.  His name Mr Gill, and he was very good with all the Christmas shoppers enjoying the tunes.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Common Pheasant In Oxford

You see lot of these Pheasants out in the country side, bit I saw this one close in to suburbia this afternoon, near the North Oxford Golf Course, which maybe a good area for Pheasant I am not sure.  At least he is unlikely to be shot while around the gold course.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Frosty Morning

Plenty of frost about this morning,  and I was up late due to the works Christmas Party last night and I still managed to see a lot.  Be careful on the road over the next few days in the UK as there is will a lot of frost and ice around.   BBBRRRR!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

I Sat On The Roof And Kicked Off The Moss

That is a line from on of my favourite artists, and I think these are what he is talking about.  The moss that grows all over the place in the UK, like these on a wall at the JR Hospital in Headington.  Found  myself up at the A&E department early this morning and while waiting for the sun to rise decided to take a few shots of all the moss on the wall.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Oxford Roof Tops

A clear sky and the roof tops of Oxford.  Not sure why but I like this photo.  Taken this afternoon with little cloud in the sky we are going to have a cool night I think. 

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Welsh National Opera In Oxford

Boy they carry a lot of stuff.  I saw a couple of these lorry's in Oxford today and this one while walking past the New Theatre in Oxford was at the Stage Door being loaded up after one of the Opera Companies performance in Oxford.  This is a large operation by the number of trucks they have not an Opera fun but I am sure Oxford enjoyed the performance this evening.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Tree At Oxford University Press

I took the camera out today, but when I was about to take this photo I found out that I did not have my memory card with me....

So this photo was taken on my new iPhone, not the best device to take the Oxford Daily Photo with, but with no other choice it had to do.

This is the Christmas Tree in the court yard of OUP in Walton Street, my first Christmas Tree of any note that I have seen this year, looks good.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Oxford United Makes The Front Page

The sacking of Oxford United's Manager last night has made the front pages of the Oxford Mail this morning.  Unfortunately Oxford United are having a bad run and when that happens people start to look at the management of the team, but from what the papers are staying most people backed Patterson as Manager, but looks like the board did not.