From our mooring at Iffley Lock we caught a bus into Oxford for a sightseeing day.
... taken through the bus window ...
... we shall pass presumably on the other side of the pub as we cruise past Oxford on the River Thames before joining the Oxford Canal via Dukes Cut
We decided to take a bus tour of the city so that we could decide where we would like to visit on foot. The tour was great (although we wen't dressed for the biting cold wind! These are are a few of the photos taken from the top of the tour bus ...
... where the original castle was built way back in 1071
Founded by Lord Nuffield in 1937 to promote industrial Studies
University College on the left, the spire of St Mary the Virgin on the right and All Saints Church in the middle distance
I found Oxford overwhelming in all senses ... there was so much in such a comparitavely small space. I wanted to 'stand back' to take it in but that was impossible, the traffic both on the roads and the pavements prevented this. So we walked, and walked, and took pictures not being sure that I would remember what the pictures were of - so I hope that I've got them right!
Tom Tower, Christ Church
named for its bell Great Tom
Founded in 1485 is the 10th oldest college
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built in the 1660's
The corner of Broad and Catte St (I think)
The Clarendon Building on the right now part of the Bodleian Library and Hertford College on the left
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Built between 1855 - 1860
Pit Rivers / Radcliffe Science Library
next to the Natural History Museum
The Rotunda of Rhodes House
Built in 1928 partly to commemorate Cecil Rhodes Scholarships
Hertford College - The Bridge of Sighs
Founded in 1282 as Hart Hall and in 1740 as Hertford College
Established in 1602 - A glimpse into the courtyard ...
... wow! The names above the doors read ..Schola Musicae, Schola Moralis Philosophiae!
Looking back to the entrance
Founded in 1438 - ninth oldest college
taken through the filigree of the gate
taken from the High Street
All Souls on the left and St Mary's behind ...
... and Brasenose College on the right
Museum of Oxford
part of Oxford Town Hall building
Founded in 1326
a glimpse through the doorway - very pretty
fifth oldest college
the ubiquitous row of bikes in university towns
Founded in 1517
the smallest undergraduate college
founded in 1264
one of the three oldest colleges
reminiscent of 'Morse'
founded in 1120 ...
... one of the largest colleges ...
... is also the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Oxford
Founded in 1249 ...
... the oldest collegiate foundation
founded in 1341 the fifth oldest college
University Church of St Marys
founded in 1509
I really don't know what this building is
- it's located on the corner of Turl and High Street opposite the fashion shop Phase Eight - anyone know?