Monday, 16 September 2013

In and Around Balliol

And just like that, as though a switch had been flipped, autumn has arrived. A cosy weekend escaping from the rain gave me time to catch up on some photo editing.  So, here is my first batch of photos from Oxford.  These are all taken in and around Balliol College.

It's amazing to step off the hustle and bustle of the High street and enter these peaceful, beautifully kept courtyards.

Soft notes from the piano blew across the courtyards from the open windows.

Secret gateways led from one courtyard to the next.

And shady benches provided a place to sit and people watch.

It is always the spires I think of when I think about Oxford (all those sweeping panoramic shots at the start of Morse and Lewis I should think!), so a few of those were a must - especially against that amazing blue sky.

A truly lovely place to wander round.


  1. Wonderful to visit Oxford again through your photographs. I love those wrought iron gates and all the spires!

  2. these are lovely, such beautiful blue sky & green lawns- looks very peaceful.

  3. Oh for sure...whenever I think of Oxford I think of Morse & Lewis! And your photographs are delightful...I feel like I am right there!

  4. Oh, my - talk about visual overload! I wouldn't know where to look next. Amazing architecture, beautifully captured.

  5. One of the things I'm realizing through other people's blogs is that life isn't long enough to visit all the beautiful places that are shared. Your photos are beautiful--the summertime green of the grass and the blue of the sky are the perfect setting for these incredible buildings.


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