Saturday, February 28, 2009

Village Shop Is Open - Wytham

I have not been out to sunny Wytham for about six months I would have to say, so decided to pop out to have a look around this lovely village.  As you would expect nothing has changed except the layout of the Village Shop, they have moved the counter around a little.  Lovely Village Wytham, far enough away to have a real village feel, but close enough to allow you to be in the centre of Oxford in 10 minutes, must be a real joy to live out there.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

City Of Oxford School For Boys

Was in the Old City Of Oxford School For Boys in George Street today and noticed on the window ledge near the main hall this indentation.  The building dates back to 188o and was the school for boys until it closed in 1966 as it was becoming to small.  I must say that for a lot of those years the schools bell must of rested on this ledge and over the years it wore down the stone.  I was told by the warden that they do not know where the bell is that made this markings, but they have put a small sign to explain to visitors. The building is now used by the University of Oxfords History Department.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Green New Theatre Oxford For Riverdance

Noticed that the lights at the New Theatre on George Street tonight were Green!  Then I also noticed that Riverdance Farewell Tour is playing all this week, so think the Theatre staff are putting on an Irish theme around the Theatre. Nice to have a evening/night shot for the Oxford Daily Photo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Michel's of Oxford Crêperie

Michel's of Oxford Crêperie  was having a Strove Tuesday sale this afternoon with all sweet crêpes being just £2, and there was a line everytime I when past.  

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stop The Oxford Animal Lab Protest

These guys pop up from time to time and I have never really had a chance to take a photo.  They are very well organised with there tables and banners, this photo was taken in Cornmarket, protesting about the use of animals in Oxford University's research labs.   I have noticed that whenever they are in town they always have a few coppers standing not that far away, just keeping an eye out on them.  I think they are now very restricted about when and where they can protest and doing so out side these days can get them arrested.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yasmin Store Pinnocks Way Botley

Just a street shot around the Off Licence in Pinnocks Way Botley, taken this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A34 At South Hinksey

Photo of traffic this afternoon moving along without any hold up along the A34 at the South Hinksey overpass.  This shot is looking North towards Botley.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Statue by Antony Gormley On Exeter College

Planning permission, what's that?  Don't the council know that Oxford University run this town?  First opportunity to get down and have a look at the new statue of a naked man on the corner of Turl and Broad Street's that was put up on Sunday with out planning permission.  The Labour Lord Mayor of Oxford officially unveiled the statue that has not been given planning permission, so I think we all know who she represents at council. Apparently it cost £250000 and is of the artist Anthony Gormley who was responsible for the Angle of the North.  I like it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Somerfield In Summertown To Become Tesco

With the Co-Op buying out Somerfield last year, stores like the one in Summertown that have a Co-Op nearby have had to close due to competition rules, but the good news for the Summertown shoppers is that this store will now become a Tesco's.  Last day of trade for this store will be 14th March 2009.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Patrick M

This large banner was on the Woodstock Road this morning, facing South Parade, so I guess Patrick M must travel down South Parade in the mornings and will I am sure be surprised and happy to see his Valentines Day message.  Patrick you are going to have be try and beat that!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Still Very Cold This Morning

Was in University Parks early this morning, and it was still a little cold with a lot of snow on the ground.  Down towards the River Cherwell which was very high this morning I noticed a couple of signs the University had placed around the pond in the corner.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Melting Snow Day

Today was the day that most of the snow that we have had over the last few days started to melt away.  Be careful if you are standing near buildings/houses like this one that has lots of snow just about to fall off the roof...That would be cold and wet if it fell on you.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Summertown Cycles Snowman

What a great snowman.  The Summertown Cycle cycling snowman on a bike out the front of the store.  Well done guys, he was getting a lot of attention when I was in the area, I would say might have been the most photographed snowman in Oxford!!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Snow On The Bridge At Wolvercote

Early morning photo of the snow covered bridge over the River Thames near the Trout Inn at Wolvercote.  As you can see not too many cars had passed this way after another heavy night of snow.  I must confess that I did not take this photo, it was emailed to me by a friend, Graham MacDonald, Thanks Graham.  More photo's from today here. If you have any photo's to add to the additional pages feel free to email me at

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Snow All Over Oxford Again - Radcliffe Camera

Snow again overnight which was a bit of a surprise to me and a lot of others.  It made the city centre very interesting and I was able to get a few interesting shots of the city and colleges with snow all around.  Have a look at the other photo's from today here.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Lunch In Bonn Square

Group of visitors to Oxford enjoying lunch at the newly redeveloped Bonn Square, nice place to relax and watch the Oxford go by.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Snowy View Of Oxford

Late December I took a photo of a couple of joggers from this spot, decided to go back today and get a shot of the area with snow on the ground and Oxford in the back ground, it was very grey and white and Oxford was not that clear in the background, but you can see the spires if you click on the photo and enlarge it..

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Ball Fight At Summerfields School

What a great way to enjoy all the snow that we are having in Oxford, by having an old fashion snow ball fight at school.  The kids appear to be enjoying themselves and are not worried about the temperature, why is it that kids don't  care about the temperature? Think the white snow really shows up the red uniforms and paint work on the pavilion..   

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Boswell's Closed For Stock Taking

Anyone heading into Oxford City centre today to visit Oxford's own department store Boswell's will be disappointed as it is closed today for Stock Take.  On a positive note I have noticed that over the last few months there refit is starting to show results, with new signage and posters around the store, looks good.