Category Archives: Oxford

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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Microlights over Port Meadow

Port Meadow has been home to flying machines of various kinds over the years. There was an RAF aerodrome there once; there was a 1935 plan to build a proper airport; we used to have a model aircraft flying club; and big … Continue reading

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Rare RAF plane seen across a frozen Port Meadow

Shall I take the big camera on this quick evening walk? Nah – I must have hundreds of  pictures of sunsets across Port Meadow. So it was that I had only an old iPhone on me when this scene appeared before me:

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Bands of light across Port Meadow

Port Meadow lies between us and the west, so there is often the chance of a sunset picture across the water – Port Meadow is a flood plain, usually dry in summer and wet (sometimes very wet) in winter. On this … Continue reading

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Sunset on Port Meadow as Aristotle Lane railway bridge opens at last

The bridge across the railway at the end of Aristotle Lane in Oxford has been closed since January while Network Rail replaced the old one. Being Network Rail, they screwed up the project management, and a job which was estimated … Continue reading

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Photographs of the year 2014 – text-free version

These photographs are a selection of those which best remind me of the year 2014. They are set out individually on a post called Photographic review of the year 2014, with an explanation for each. This is a text-free display. … Continue reading

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