Category Archives: Oxford

Steam locomotives passing Oxford

Network Rail has now built us a new bridge across the railway at Aristotle Lane. The old one gave years of pleasure to children and photographers alike, but the new one was designed, deliberately so far as one can see, … Continue reading

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Network Rail industrialises the Oxford landscape

The railway lines from Oxford to Birmingham and to Worcester run between my house and Oxford’s Port Meadow. Beside the railway line lie the Trap Grounds allotments. On 20 February, I took this photograph of the allotments from the Aristotle … Continue reading

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What ancient monsters lurk in Trap Grounds swamps?

A walk on a dull afternoon. The entrance to Port Meadow is flooded, so I go instead to the Trap Grounds, an area of trees and ponds in which the relics of a wartime factory can be seen beneath the … Continue reading

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Port Meadow horses, a balloon and a microlight on an evening walk

Few of the horses and ponies on Oxford’s Port Meadow would win prizes in an equine beauty parade. Some of them, however, have character. This one caught my eye on this evening’s walk:

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Going out to Port Meadow and back in the evening

It was still quite light when we went out to Port Meadow at 5:25 on 13 March: By 6.25 it was nearly dark: Home

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The red telephone box in St Giles’

On the east side of St Giles’ in Oxford stands a red telephone box next to a street lamp. Though now neglected by BT – unpainted, unlit and rather sad – it stands out against the grey and brown of … Continue reading

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Oxford Illuminated – old buildings in a new light

On 29 September, the Society of Light and Lighting brought the Night of Heritage Light 2017 to Oxford. If that was a slightly pretentious name for some lighting effects on old buildings, it was nevertheless a good excuse to go … Continue reading

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