Monday, 3 August 2015

An Oxford Sunday

We stopped Saturday night in the rather lovely new Premier Inn in Witney -
 then spent Sunday wandering around Oxford -
visiting old favourites.

There were a LOT of tourists around - 
so we had no qualms  photographing!

From Norham Gardens and through the park -

past the former Earth Science building and the Natural History Museum -

a stop at Blackwell's for coffee 
{there's now a Cafe Nero on the first floor!}

past the Sheldonian and the Bodleian

along Queens Lane and to Teddy Hall.

I'd had an email saying that the Front Quad was closed due to building work 
{new utilities and relaying flagstones apparently}
and yes, it did look like a bomb site,
but a lovely porter gave us the key to the graveyard -

and so we had a beautiful, peaceful hour by St  Peter-in-the-East.

We trekked up the High - calling in at the Radcliffe Camera on the way.

After a stop at GBK for an early tea - 
we retreated back to the parks for some classic 
"lying under a tree reading" time.

We finished the afternoon driving round to St Aldates
 so that we could leave Megs at Pembroke College - 
 she's there all week on an access course.

Leaving her there as we drove away was the weirdest feeling -
she's pretty much settled that she doesn't want to study in Oxford 
{Warwick is the current favourite choice}
but I hope she has a great time this week!

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