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