Oxford (page 3/4)

[picture: Botanical Gardens and Magdalan College Tower, Oxford]

Botanic Gardens and Magdalan Tower

The Botanical Gardens by Magdalan Bridge. Their situation on the brink of the River Cherwell, and almost under the shadow of Magdalan Tower, is what probably appeals most strongly to the ordinary observer, while those who merely pass the gardens by will delight in the gateway, the work of Inigo Jones, with its statues of Charles I and II. Formal these gardens are of necessity, but there hangs [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Martyrs' Memorial and St. Giles, Oxford]

Martyrs’ Memorial and St. Giles

Ridley and Latimer were burned to death here in the time of Archbishop Cranmer. [$]

[picture: Iffley Mill, near Christ Church Meadow, Oxford]

Iffley Mill

“Close by [Christ Church] meadow the college barges line the banks of the Isis, and then come other meadows on either side – meadows nameless and indignified by pageantry, but sacred to Oxford’s special flower, the fritillary, and stretching away to where Iffley stands, with its memories of J. H. Newman, and where the old mill, beloved of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Fisher Row (narrow street by a canal) by the tower of Oxford Castle]

Fisher Row and Remains of Oxford Castle

The square tower in the background is part of the remains of Oxford Castle. [$]

[picture: The Cottages, Worcester College Gardens, Oxford, with flowers]

The Cottages, Worcester College Gardens

Not a little has the modern revival of gardening, which has brought back the old herbaceous border, added to the charm of cottage gardens. [p. 25] [more...] [$]

[picture: Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street, Oxford]

The Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street

...the Clarendon Building with its lofty pillared porch, where once the University Press was housed. [p. 30] [$]

[picture: Brasenose College and Radcliffe Library Rotunda, Oxford]

Brasenose College and Radcliffe Library Rotunda

... the great dome of the Radcliffe Camera rose up in the space between All Souls and brasenose colleges, and was thenceforth the first object to take the eye of one [...] [p. 10] [more...] [$]

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