Oxford Photowalk

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Last weekend a group of my blog friends and I went to Oxford to spend the day chatting, browsing, wandering and photographing.

When it comes to eye-candy Oxford has it in old fashioned spades. We probably only covered a small distance because when you stop every five yards to take a photo progress is slow.

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

We spent quite a bit of time investigating the shops in and around the Covered Market with a couple of real gems tempting me into spending. I definitely feel more trips on the horizon to explore the indie shops further out from the centre.

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

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We managed to pick the date of Folk Weekend Oxford for our visit and the town was awash with morris dancers. I have to apologise to my friend Karen for dragging her into the centre of the dancers despite knowing she has a childhood fear of them. But I couldn’t resist – they are so fantastic to photograph I could have followed them all day.

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Karen snuck us into her daughter’s college, Balliol, for a peek into the oldest college in the English speaking world. Being over 75o years old the college boasts some incredible architecture. While Harry Potter wasn’t filmed here, (Christ Church, New College and the Bodleian are the places to head) it certainly had the Hogwarts air of grandeur.

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

I failed to get a picture of the dining hall without people and despite great temptation to peek we didn’t open the doors to the Master’s room. The woodwork of the tables and benches is deliciously worn and the top table is splattered with wax from spent candles.

I came to a study camp in Oxford when I was a teenager and stepping inside the colleges did give me a minor pang of regret that I didn’t push myself to get to one of the big universities. Obviously I gave the children a nudge that this is a good place to study.

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April is a lovely time to bimble around with friends. It was a day of great weather, interesting conversation and plenty to look at. Karen organised such a perfect day out for Lottie, Heather and I and we were lucky enough to be joined by Natasha after a chat on twitter – yay internets!

Oxford, England by Kat Molesworth

Now Marvel at my selfie stick photos :)

Bloggers do Oxford

Bloggers do Oxford

 

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Rosie Callaghan April 21, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I grew up in Oxford and now live here again as an adult and it is the most wonderful city. Your photos are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them x

    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you Rosie x x x

  • Reply Carie April 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Oh such pretty pictures of so many places I know and love – tell the children it’s an AWESOME place to study, I had four fantastic years in Oxford and I love it to bits!
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    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      I’m drilling them daily :)

  • Reply Jennifer April 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    What a fabulous day- gorgeous weather, surroundings and people! I love it when some of my fav bloggers get together and I get to see you all in one place. Yay for the selfie stick! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Shame you weren’t there too!

  • Reply Dominique April 28, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I loved looking through your photos! You have really captured the side of Oxford that makes it so special. One of my favourite cities in the world.
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    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks Dom x

  • Reply liz May 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Really lovely photo’s .
    I’m looking to venture into buying my first DSLR cameras and haven’t got a clue! In your experience could you recommend a good entry level one?

    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Liz, I am so sorry for not replying sooner. Emailing you now x

  • Reply Josie May 7, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, stunning pictures! I love blogging but find taking photos very challenging, yours are just gorgeous xx
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    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      Thanks Josie x x x

  • Reply Elisa May 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    How gorgeous! Oxford is one of those places I have been wanting to visit for ages, but I haven’t make it there yet. Hopefully in the next year or so, though! These lovely pictures sure make me want to plan a visit soon!

    • Reply Kat August 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      It’s worth finding an excuse x

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