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Darrell Godliman 11:33pm, 23 May 2021
For the letter ‘U’ I’ve chosen University Park as our subject.

Over the course of the year it offers a wide range of photographic subjects from Winter landscapes to candid shots of people enjoying the sunshine. There’s even cricket for those have tried their hand at a bit of sports photography.

New subjects will be announced weekly so expect 'V' to be posted on May 30th (assuming I can think of one…..) . We should therefore have made our way through the whole alphabet by the end of June and then may, fingers–crossed, be in a position to hold a socially distanced photowalk.

The individual threads are kept open for two weeks so there's still time to submit more ‘Tourist' shots : www.flickr.com/groups/oxford-uk/discuss/72157719188271275/

There's more info about the A-Z as well as instructions on how to post images if you need it in the main A-Z thread: www.flickr.com/groups/oxford-uk/discuss/72157717701843953/ and you can see the Gallery of almost 300 images submitted so far here: www.flickr.com/photos/oxfordphotographers/galleries/72157...

Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Darrell,
An Oxford Flickr Group Admin.

From Wikipedia, "The Oxford University Parks, commonly referred to locally as the University Parks, the Uni Parks or just The Parks, is a large parkland area slightly northeast of the city centre in Oxford, England.

The park is bounded to the east by the River Cherwell, though a small plot of land called Mesopotamia sits between the upper and lower levels of the river. To the north of the parks is Norham Gardens and Lady Margaret Hall, to the west the Parks Road, and the Science Area on South Parks Road to the south. The park is open to the public during the day, and has gardens, large sports fields, and exotic plants. It includes a cricket ground used by Oxford University Cricket Club.

Part of the land on which the Parks is located had been used for recreation for a long time, and it formed part of the University Walks said to have been used by Charles II to walk his dog in 1685. The land originally belonged to Merton College, and in 1853/1854, the University of Oxford purchased 20 acres (8.1 ha) from Merton College to build the parks."
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Darrell Godliman 2 months ago
A beautiful Summers day. Remember those........
UK - Oxford - University Parks Panorama
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Darrell Godliman 2 months ago
Something a bit different from me....... This portrait of Bruno the Clown was taken at a Giffords Circus / Olympus event in University Park a few years ago :
UK - Oxford - OlympusUK Gifford Circus Experience - Bruno 02_P6190436
Hawknose Harlequin 2 months ago
Oxford: The Parks; Snowperson
Hawknose Harlequin 2 months ago
Oxford: The Parks
Hawknose Harlequin 2 months ago
Oxford: The Parks
Hawknose Harlequin 2 months ago
Oxford: River Cherwell; Mesopatamia

I hope this is still legitimately "The Parks" (looking across to Mesopotamia from what is apparently called Music Meadow - I'd always thought of it as the field across the river from the weir with the fast running water).
Hawknose Harlequin 2 months ago
Oxford: The Parks
Duncan_Taylor 2 months ago
Shortly after we were all allowed out for exercise I came across this enterprising man who had taken advantage of the sunshine to string himself upside down in the parks - an arresting sight made more so by the backlighting. He looked like a huge bat from a distance! He very obligingly said I was welcome to photograph him, and I particularly like this flipped version. There is an echo of Antony Gormley.

hanging out together
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Darrell Godliman 2 months ago
A view of the Cricket Pavilion on a Winter's day :
UK - Oxford - University Park - Cricket Pavilion in snow_panorama mono
Bruce Clarke 2 months ago
Three autumnal shots from 2015.

University Parks Autumn

Red Oak

Red Oak
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Darrell Godliman 2 months ago
Bruce Clarke: Great stuff. Really not sure why I don't have any Autumn shots from the Park, they all seem to be Winter or Summer.

Speaking of which...... Here's a December view along the Cherwell from the 'Rainbow' Bridge :
UK - Oxford - University Park in Winter v2_mono
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FlickrDelusions 2 months ago
Of course, Clive is the master of sports photography in the parks, and i'm glad he encouraged me to join him for women's and men's lacrosse in the Parks
Oxford v Cambridge women's lacrosse

Oxford/Cambridge 102nd Varsity Lacrosse Match

(Both of these would make good spot the ball competitiond, when the ball is edited out.)

And then once upon a time we would have Flickrnics
Flickrnic Oxford 2013

^ First and only outing so far for the Blackbird, Fly camera
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OxfordPhotographers 2 months ago
So, my Admin selection this week includes :
One of Clive Jones cricket action shots
Oxford University MCCU vs Durham University MCCU by Clive Jones Photography

David Hallett's wonderful Autumn panorama
Fun with trees, University Parks, Oxford by thriddle

Bob Radlinski's view of Keble College
Keble College Chapel by Bob Radlinski

and a bonus 2010 Flickrnic shot by Margaret Strank
solo Iwo Jima hommage by Margaret Stranks
Bruce Clarke 2 months ago
Darrell Godliman: Thanks, your winter ones there are pretty special.
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Darrell Godliman Posted 2 months ago. Edited by Darrell Godliman (admin) 2 months ago
Bruce Clarke: Thanks, all taken during my (slightly longer than normal) lunch hour.


Here's another one, a view across the Cherwell, just slightly upstream from the Rainbow Bridge :
UK - Oxford - University Park - Cherwell reflections_sq
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