Friday, June 26, 2009
In and Around Oxford
On Wednesday morning I drove into Oxford, parked up (that was bloody expensive) and wandered down Queen Street - Wow. This is a junction where you are overwhelmed by fantastic buildings all around you.
Walk up an alley way and you are in Radcliffe Square and this is the Radcliffe Camera, one of the reading rooms of the Bodleian Library.
Surrounded by more fantastic architecture
on every side.
Walk away via another beautiful alleyway - St Mary's Passage
The indoor market has a medieval feel and even has it's own old post box in the middle.
We stayed just outside Oxford along the Thames, sat and ate a delicious meal at this riverside restaurant which was on a lock and watched the canal boats passing through.
Took a stroll along the river where trimmed hedges and weeping willows are de rigueur.
I don't like to imagine how much a house, with its own mooring, costs here.
On Monday I will be showing you the Toast shop and another shop I found in Jericho (no kidding) where I didn't die but went to heaven. I met an Oxford version of me. COME BACK MONDAY AND PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY.