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January 11th 2011
Published: January 11th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

Happy New Year!

It hardly ever snows in Oxford but this Christmas was an exception. I made it into Heathrow on one of the last flights, took the bus to Oxford while it was still cold but clear and woke up to what you can see in this picture. Unheard of!

I was so amazed that I did what I've never done before in what is one of my home towns: take my camera and walk around and take pictures. Oxford in the snow is both unusual and beautiful.

The pictures speak for themselves.


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Oxford City StreetOxford City Street
Oxford City Street

This is what I woke up to on the day after I arrived.
Catte StreetCatte Street
Catte Street

Right in the City Centre
The HighThe High
The High

Oxford's famous High Street looking towards the Examination Schools and Magdalene Bridge.
Keble CollegeKeble College
Keble College

My old college (during the 1970s). I've never seen it like this before this year
Near Brasenose CollegeNear Brasenose College
Near Brasenose College

Again, right in the City Centre.
All SoulsAll Souls
All Souls

One of Oxford's most prestigious colleges; one has to be invited as a graduate to become a Fellow.
Pitt Rivers MuseumPitt Rivers Museum
Pitt Rivers Museum

The Museum has a fantastic exhibition of ancient tree roots from the rainforest. In the snow these were just absolutely surreal
RootsRoots
Roots

One of these amazing tree roots dug up in a rainforest and brought to Oxford's Pitt River's Museum
The QuadThe Quad
The Quad

One of Oxford's famous Quad's - the square around which a college is built. Actually this is at the back of the Sheldonian Theatre, so strictly speaking it is more of a public square than a college quad.


11th January 2011

hi
weather is one thing thats most unpredictable...here in delhi where i belong......temperatures have dipped to the lowest never imagined here.
16th August 2011

Memories
Hi Geoff, Seen these photos has brought very nice memories .... Best Regards

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