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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #1
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Dreaming Spires - Oxford

Hello! A few summers ago I took a summer course at Oxford and fell in love with one of the most stunning cities I've ever visited. Walking along those ancients streets you could feel the history dripping off of the buildings around you. Anyway, I'm uploading some of the photos from my stay in Oxford to show the beauty of that place.

These first few shots are city scapes and such.

















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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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My second post will show pictures I've taken of some of the beautiful colleges that make up the University of Oxford:

























More to come...
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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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Oxford is stunningly beautiful.. thank you for posting these! You were very lucky to have spent some time there....
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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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Here are some more photos I took from Oxford, showing some of the beautiful landmarks. Enjoy!















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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #5
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Fantastic
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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #6
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Beautiful Oxford
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:10 AM   #7
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Oxford is probably most well known for the world famous university. Because of how many students pass through Oxford yearly, and also just as part of British culture, the city has an impressive number of pubs each with its' own charm. Here are some pictures of pubs in Oxford.

Some more pictures that I took:

The Eagle and Child is a wonderful pub famous not so much for its food or drinks, but literary history. JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis frequented this pub to socialize.



The next few pictures are from a pub called The Turf Tavern, located down a quite terrifying alley and squished inbetween a number of buildings. This pub has been popular with many interesting people, as the photos will detail.







Another charming English pub, known as The Kite.



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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #8
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My last bunch of random photos I have taken and have yet to post. I hope you enjoyed the visual vacation!























Beautiful English Roses!







The actual Jabberwocky Tree - fans of Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland) will understand this!







The dining hall of Christ Church College - the inspiration for the dining hall at Hogwarts in Harry Potter (sorry for the poor photo)











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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #9
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Ahh, these shots of Oxford bring back memories. I spent quite a bit of time in that city and love it to bits.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #10
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Very nice!
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Great pictures...thank you for bringing back memories of places I had already forgotten that I've visited some 8 years ago.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #12
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Great shots!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Oxford is a place that all need to see sometime. It's a place where beauty truly is all around, and almost everywhere one's eyes dart is a scene worthy of being photographed
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Great pics and a great city. Went there a few years ago and fell in love with the place............parts of it feel like something out of a fairytale.
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Oxford is a place that all need to see sometime. It's a place where beauty truly is all around, and almost everywhere one's eyes dart is a scene worthy of being photographed
As long as you avoid the ring-road in rush hour and stay out of the suburbs.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:31 PM   #16
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To be honest, the only time I ventured to the suburbs was to find a post office.
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