Oxford! Part I and Knitting

Two posts for all our Oxford photos, of a weekend away last month. I've saved all the Tolkien-related stuff for next week. Although, of course, most things in Oxford are Tolkien-related, by definition...

Also got some knitting photos for my ongoing Knitting in the Wild series... I'm a few rows away from completing a blanket for a cousin's baby -- it's nice to finish off an ROW80 round with at least one goal completed, even if it's not writing related!





Outside Christ Church college



Knitting shop!

Really yummy homemade ice cream

An ox for Oxford, outside the train station

St Giles Church neighbourhood. Apparently there's a labyrinth on the grounds -- I'd like to explore it some day!



I hadn't realised Oxford boasted coffee shops from the 17th century!

Blackwell's Bookshop -- I shared an anecdote that took place in this shop, during my A to Z on the Inklings

Radcliffe Camera

Bodleian Library grounds


The living cell was first identified in a house on this site

The Einstein blackboard!

Keble College grounds

Keble College chapel



Keble College -- we stayed here! Leving the Hall, after breakfast...




I hadn't known before that the original of this painting, The Light of the World by William Holman Hunt, is in the Keble College chapel!

More photos from Keble


Mind the gap!

Atmospheric train photo...









Images from the Ashmolean history of science exhibit, including Lewis Carroll's camera. The Oxford English Dictionary was in this building back when Tolkien was on the staff of the dictionary





Baby blanket!
I've done two more bands of colour since this photo was taken. Only one left to go!


And here's some Knitting in the Wild:

Girl in a Field Knitting by Hans Dahl, 1879

Saw this quote from Moontide by Mercedes Lackey on Twitter


Marge Simpson knitting!

Knitting in Paris, 1951


Hope you've enjoyed all these photos!

Are you planning any trips this summer?
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