Oxford in iPhone photographs
10th May 2016
As I mentioned in my latest Weekend Blog post I went to Oxford last Monday in order to see a doctor for my legal case, and I somehow managed to go all the way to Oxford and back in one day. I must have been mad.
I had to take three trains there, and three trains back, and then a taxi to the hospital when I actually got to Oxford, and in order to get it all done within one day I had to get up before 6am.
Now, I’m not a morning person, and usually the only time I get up before 6am is if I’m going on holiday! However, I decided that I would make the most of the journey and the few spare hour I had in Oxford before my train home.
I didn’t take my DSLR camera because 1) the weather forcast said it would rain and 2) my large handbag was already completely full with food and activities (my Kindle, DS and iPod) for the journey. And yes, I am kicking myself for not taking it because I could have taken some incredible photos as the weather was pretty good.
However, they say “the best camera is the one that’s with you” so I decided to use my iPhone 6 and take a few photos of my day. I was pleasantly surprised when I downloaded them on to my computer as they look better than I was expecting, and so I thought I would share a few with you in this post.
Oxford is perhaps best known for being home to one of the best universities in the World. The university is split up into colleges which are housed in beautiful buildings with stunning gardens. Many of the colleges are open for you to visit but I didn’t have enough time on this particular day.
After visiting the doctor I was hungry so I had a spot of lunch at Itsu. I’ve heard a lot of Londoners talk about the restaurant chain but I had never been before because there aren’t very many in the North West. I picked up this variety tray of sushi.
I do like sushi but I haven’t found a particular type that I’m totally in love with yet. But still, it’s nice to try new dishes.
Once I was full of sushi and I had made a pit stop at Lush, I headed to Radcliffe Square which is home to the Bodleian Library. I felt like I was somewhere in Italy walking through the streets of Oxford; especially with the warm weather.
Also close to the Bodleian is Oxford’s own Bridge of Sighs. It’s impressive but not quite as impressive as the one in Venice!
About an hour before I was due to leave it began to rain, so I headed back to the train station to start my 5 hour journey back to Liverpool.
One of these days I will go back to Oxford and take my decent camera with me, but I think I made the best of my camera situation and captured the day quite well.
But seriously, lesson learned – always take your camera with you!
Have you ever been to Oxford?