England – April 2008 – Oxford

Work is done… off to London for the weekend before heading home. However, what would a trip to England be without a stop in Oxford – home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

We stopped in for lunch at the Eagle and Child – a pub that was the frequent hangout of literary giants Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis. The food was outstanding. The atmosphere was awesome.

This is what you see looking across the street from the pub.
Oxford Pics

After lunch we walked around Oxford and took in the architecture. It is said that buildings in Oxford demonstrate examples of every British architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons. One of the most famous is the Radcliffe Camera, which is an academic library. That’s it below.
Oxford Pics

The remaining pictures are other buildings and such that we ran across as we walked around.

Oxford Pics

Oxford Pics

Oxford Pics

Oxford Pics

Oxford Pics

Oxford Pics

This may be sacrilegious, but as Oxford is a college town, it had the feel of Campustown at the U of I (in Champaign, Illinois), except the buildings and the city itself were much, much older and historical.

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