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17 June 2016 @ 10:37 pm
Kitsnaps: Early Morning Oxford  

I don’t have anything wildly brilliant to say about my Early Morning Oxford Photography Expedition, except that I was very, very glad I’d gotten up so early because the day was absolutely glorious, and the next morning, which would have been my only other chance to take pictures, was heavily misty, which wouldn’ta been so nice. :)

I have a deep fondness for shadow-selfies. I don’t know why, really. I just find them pleasing, and the gold wall with gold morning light seemed a particularly suitable place for one. :)

This is the quite magnificent Methodist church more or less around the corner from where I was staying. (The place I stayed, called the Cherwell Guest House, was about as minimial (and as cheap) as you could possibly find in a B&B, but they were incredibly understanding about my whole “well I’ve booked for 11 nights but I could be here 8 or I could be here 15, I just don’t know,” situation, and were perfectly happy to let me go home with no penalty after 4 nights, so frankly if you need genuinely budget accommodations in Oxford and very nice people running them, I recommend it. None of that has anything to do with the church, but all I know about the church is it’s pretty, anyway, so. :))

Edmund’s Church, Oxford, is off to the right there. I spent a fair amount of time taking pitures of its very cool garden through its gates, and didn’t come up with one I liked enough to share. :p

Towers cast morning shadows on Radcliffe Library, or at least I think that’s what the rotunda is called. Possibly it’s the University Church towers casting the shadows, but I don’t think so. I think it’s just the super cool building beside the rotunda. :)

Said super cool building can be seen to the left, here. :)

I wish this was a much nicer picture, but I couldn’t get it any better without climbing over things I wasn’t supposed to. Anyway, it’s for Tersa, even if it’s not actually a rose window. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

The Green Knight: Bodleiangreen_knight on June 17th, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
The Building is the Radcliffe Camera (now part of the Bodleian Library, behind your back); the cool building is the church of AllSouls. (As opposed to the University Church at the far end of the Camera.)

Drat, there are days when I miss Oxford. But mainly, I miss the library.

Edited at 2016-06-17 10:08 pm (UTC)
Karenklwilliams on June 17th, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC)
Chaz says it's called the Radcliffe Camera.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 18th, 2016 01:55 am (UTC)
I love the gold wall! It's so gold! And the buildings are amazing.
mevennenmevennen on June 18th, 2016 08:18 am (UTC)
Lovely stone in Oxford.
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on June 18th, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC)
The town I grew up in was Oxford, CT so my sleepy brain's first reaction was "there's nothing like this in Oxford" but then it caught up. :)
Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on June 18th, 2016 05:44 pm (UTC)

That golden shadow wall wants to be a book cover.