It doesn't matter where I am in this city, my eyes seem to find the Radcliffe Camera almost immediately! And the Sheldonian has some awesome views of my favourite building, if you can make i to the Cupola!
Lucky for us, we could! The Sheldonian Theatre is now open for tours, so we got ourselves onto a guided one and spent an hour learning about this amazing building, and the surrounding area.
It was really nice to sit in the middle of the main theatre in silence, with barely anyone around us (only a handful on the tour). Getting to the Cupola was the cherry on top of the cake; what a view!
If you fancy a tour, you can find out more here.
I’ve been at my new job for two weeks. Two amazing, yet long, weeks. I’m getting there in terms of my morning routine (mainly by enjoying the lie in! the plan is to include some pre-work running...eventually !) and I’m getting there in terms of figuring out my commute; I can cycle or walk. As my previous commute involved a long-ish (and beautiful) cycle, I’ve been mainly cycling. I feel I’ve become addicted to this and need to be on my bike before the rush of the day.
That said, I used to love walking just as much and walking gives me the chance to catch up on my favourite podcasts and take photos of my (little) journey to work. So… I’m pledging to walk to work one day a week - me, my camera and my iPod.
A pledge is much stronger if one tests the waters beforehand… I have walked one day this week and these are the resulting images. I do not go through people's gardens, I'm just lucky that my route is dotted with green and flowers and trees. Whilst I’ve never seen myself as a plant person, that is clearly changing; I was completely drawn to the botanical universe that lines this walk to work and found myself losing track of time (not great in the morning!) and smiling away in pure bliss.
I’m now wondering if I'll insert themes into these weekly outings, or if I should just go with the flow and let my eyes run free on the path. Or if I’ll mix it up and do both. I am also wondering if I should change my route every now and again or stick to this one (most adorable and shortest). Oh the possibilities are plenty!
Oxford is a magical city, filled with history and a mystical glamour. I feel privileged I get to live in such a place and I make sure I don't forget that.
My first set of prints from a film with an old camera. Vintage is the word now used, très chic! And it was beautiful and filled with mistakes and they didn't put the white border I had asked for, but oh my, was it love!
I write and photograph, and am a lover of natural light and colour. I also sew and make things, all sorts of things. I believe in simplicity and that smiles make the world spin faster!
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