Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Oxford

I went to Oxford today! It's about an hour and a half bus ride north of London. It was so much fun! It is a beautiful campus, unlike anything in the States, and incorporates a fun atmosphere for college students in the small town. Christs Church. One of the largest, and most famous of Oxford colleges, has the reputation of drawing the most aristocrats.
The outside of the Great Hall that's in the Harry Potter movies.
Along Christ Church Meadows... the boys are the director's sons, Sarajane, Me, Kristen, Brittney, and Lindsay.
The streets of Oxford are almost all cobble-stoned.More cobble stones!The Radcliffe Camera, the most famous part of the Bodleian Library, the main university library. It's the the single most-recognized building in Oxford. Another ancient beautiful building in Oxford. The covered market is the perfect place to combine history and shopping. It's filled with British chain shops, but has unique stores as well. You enter Covered Market through a little alley called the Golden Cross Arcade. It's basically a maze of shop. Balliol College. This is the most prestigious of all the colleges, and the hardest one to get into. To be a "Balliol man" in British culture means to be the top of the intellectual elite.We climbed to the top of St. Mary's church in the ancient centre of Oxford known as Carfax. Oxford is filled with rows of and rows of shops like this.Standing at the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. Kristen, Me, Soj.Finally, I found my boat!

This was such a fun day trip. A few of us are going to go back and spend some more time walking around. I was surprised at how much there is to see and do in Oxford. It's so much more than a University.

3 comments:

kristen said...

k that picture of the cobblestones with the sun is so cool. you should probably copyright that... seriously...

Britt said...

Isn't your boat the Mr. Beaumont?? Just kidding, gorgeous pics...you may have a career!

sheri said...

I have been anxiously awaiting to send you a comment to let you know how grateful I am for these incredible photographs. I can hardly wait each day to log on and vicariously live through your blog. Oxford looks beautiful and what a lovely day. You have talent meg and our family is grateful to you for sharing it with us!!