Travel: Oxford – City of Dreaming Spires
Sometimes its nice to spend a little time in academia heaven
Last week I was stumped for where to go for a road trip, I have visited so many of the towns and cities around where I live quite a lot recently and fancied going a little further afield, that’s when I decided on Oxford, a city famous for wonderful architecture, cyclists and of course the University.
The city is a dream for anyone that loves being surrounded by beautiful architecture, interesting little shops and gourmet cafés on practically every corner, I could spend days exploring every back street and alleyway, taking pictures and stumbling across some of the small shops that are dotted all over the city centre, such as Scriptium, an independent stationary emporium, specialising in leather bound books, cards and writing equipment, it’s a writers paradise, somewhere that I can add to my notebook collection (yes I know I have a lot of collections) or Aspire Style, a vintage style boutique, selling everything from gifts to fashion, cushions to jewellery and everything in between, these are but a couple of the lovely shops that make up the city centre, not just the chain shops that sadly dominate the High streets of most towns these days.
it’s not just a great place to shop, Oxford is also filled with hundreds of beautiful buildings, they are everywhere you look, Oxford is somewhere that you can almost loose yourself in the history of the place, from the stunning Radcliffe Camera to the Sheldonian Theatre, you can’t go 20 feet without finding something interesting to look at, it really is a photographers dream, just watch out for the cyclists.
Here are a few more pictures from my day in the ‘city of dreaming spires’