In one of the many gardens in Oxford. This particular one was in Balliol College. PS- Note Sarah's reverse peace sign (we asked her to show us "two")
The Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodleian library
When my parents visited recently, they expressed a wish to visit Oxford and Cambridge, but unfortunately went unfulfilled. As if still contending to their wishes, today on a whim, we packed and drove to Oxford.
I was surprised to discover how near Oxford was from our city, a mere 35 minutes drive. Despite the bleary and slightly cold weather (making our photographs unfortunately equally dull) our spirits were high and we were absolutely ASTOUNDED by the beautiful, historical Oxford. We knock our heads thinking why we've left a visit to Oxford so late in our stay here in England.
There are an extensive numbers of colleges, attraction points, gardens and historical spots in Oxford that despite our lengthy stay (the whole afternoon, costing us £7 in parking costs) we have failed to visit probably even half of the important places. The pictures above were supposed to be a primer to what's coming in a near-future tabblo, but I sort of went overboard and posted more than I originally intended to.
Until then, do enjoy the pictures (and expect a better guided tour of Oxford to come in Puan Mama Sarah's blog pretty soon!)
if you live in the UK, but have yet to visit Oxford then you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to do so. Seriously.
Some of the colleges made me think, "ahh, I should have studied hard(er)!". The sight of some of the colleges in Oxford really made me wish I was lucky enough to study there!
It's in our itinerary to visit Oxford again but next time we're coming early in the morning, and probably take the guided tour.