Saturday 17 October 2015

Oxford snapshots

My sister and brother-in-law are visiting us so we've been doing quite a lot of sightseeing. We went to Oxford the other day and I took a few photographs to record the day.

Quirky courtyard and buildings, I love the rounded room in the middle.


A quick visit to the covered market


and like everyone else, we admired the cakes in the cakeshop


Halloween is the theme at the moment

and some glorious cakes are on display.


Lincoln College was closed


but we managed to get a look at the courtyard

as did other people.

It was a glorious sunny day


and the Anthony Gormley sculpture on the roof of Blackwell's delighted

Henry Moore's Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 2 outside the Ashmolean

A Fayoum portrait inside the museum


A Barbara Hepworth sculpture

the modern extension to the museum is always a pleasure to see

An early Greek kouros from Delphi
a sculpture of Apollo from the 5th century BC

a leisurely, very satisfying lunch in the tearooms of the Randolph

the William Baker House which houses Waterstones

an old timber-framed building.