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OxfordPhotographers 9:06pm, 13 June 2021
I’m a bit stumped for an ‘X’ subject so I’m proposing that people post photos of their favourite places in Oxford, whether it’s well known or your local pub. Ideally you’d say a few words as well but it’s not compulsory.

Please only post images you haven’t already posted to a previous thread. I appreciate this is maybe starting to get a bit trickier but you can check by taking a look on the photos page to see if it’s included in one of the previous A-Z Galleries.

This thread will be kept open for a fortnight but new subjects are being announced weekly so the ‘Westgate’ thread will remain open until June 20th : www.flickr.com/groups/oxford-uk/discuss/72157719420759380/

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... you can see the Gallery of images submitted so far here: www.flickr.com/photos/oxfordphotographers/galleries/72157...

A big thanks to everyone that’s submitted images so far. There’s still time to get involved if you haven’t already…… but not for long.

Darrell,
A Oxford Flickr Group Admin.

P.S. Duncan, you're welcome to post the 'X' subject that you mentioned....

P.P.S I've decided to keep X & Y submissions are open until July 11th as the day that the Z thread will close and our Oxford A-Z is complete.
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Darrell Godliman Posted 2 months ago. Edited by Darrell Godliman (admin) 2 months ago
Those that know me may not be surprised to hear that the Radcliffe Square features in my Top 5 favourite places in Oxford......
UK - Oxford - Radcliffe skyline 01_panorama_IMG2936
jddorren08 Posted 2 months ago. Edited by jddorren08 (member) 2 months ago
Darrell, am I allowed to use "xanthic"? "Of a yellow tint, esp. as a description of flowers." (Chambers Dictionary). A botanical term, now rare I believe. From Greek ξανθός, xanthos, yellow. Front Quad, St. John's.

2019.02200 Front Quad, St. John's College, Oxford

And a xanthic topping of flowers on the flower display opposite the Randolph Hotel.

2019.02236 By the Randolph Hotel, St. Giles, Oxford
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Darrell Godliman 2 months ago
jddorren08: Absolutely. With the last few letters in particular I'm very happy for people to interpret the brief as widely as they need too........ The main thing is taking part so thanks for your contributions.
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Darrell Godliman 1 month ago
Another of my favourite spots is just round the corner from the Radcliffe Square, literally....... Brasenose Lane runs pretty much East-West so it's always great for photos on a Summers evening :
UK - Oxford - Off to the Ball together v4 sq sepia
jddorren08 Posted 1 month ago. Edited by jddorren08 (member) 1 month ago
A favourite spot is the Lamb and Flag Passage, passed through several times daily on the way to or from the College or town.

2019.02186 The Lamb and Flag Pub, St. John's College, Oxford
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FlickrDelusions 1 month ago
I like the Marston Cycle Path, seen here from Mesopotamia
Hidden Oxford /4

Here from the cyclist's perspective

Riding the cycle path

And here on New Year's Eve in cinemascope (21:9 or 64:27)
Marston Cycle Path New Year's Eve /6
Hawknose Harlequin 1 month ago
I find myself going back to the Emperors' Heads again and again, almost always looking east towards the Clarendon Building:

The Clarendon Building, Oxford
Hawknose Harlequin 1 month ago
Emperor 7
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Hawknose Harlequin 1 month ago
I've just realised most of those I've just posted date from 2012. I really do go back to the same spot again and again, though. I find it interesting to go back to the same spot, probably the same angle, but with a different camera or lens.

Just to balance things a little - a photo from not quite the same spot!!! -

Oxford: Emperor's Head 1
Hawknose Harlequin 1 month ago
Sculptor Michael Black was a friend of my parents (I think I have a childhood memory of visiting his studio in Wytham) and so I've often felt a bit of an emotional tie with the heads.
JAT-2018 1 month ago
As a photographer, my favourite spot has to be the interior of the Blavatnik School of Government.
looking down
JAT-2018 1 month ago
And again !
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JAT-2018 1 month ago
And lastly, still from the same favourite location
constellation
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Darrell Godliman 1 month ago
JAT-2018: Good call.......
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breakbeat 1 month ago
Giant Haystacks
One of my favourite pubs

Lock
And this is representing the river in general
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Darrell Godliman 1 month ago
Spent a fair bit of time there when I was at Oxford Brookes but always enjoy visiting South Park. Some great views of the dreaming spires and a great place to sit and watch the sun set ona Summers evening. It's also been the venue for various events over the years including, almost twenty years ago to the day, that Radiohead and Supergrass played an amazing homecoming gig there :
UK - Oxford - South Park view v3
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Darrell Godliman Posted 1 month ago. Edited by Darrell Godliman (admin) 1 month ago
My fourth choice the the Museum of Natural History / Pitt Rivers. An amazing building containing a veritable treasure trove :
UK - Oxford - University of Oxford - Natural History Museum interior 01_DSC7088

As we've reached 'Z' today I'm going to keep this thread open for a bit longer so feel free to continue posting photos of your favourite places in Oxford.
jddorren08 Posted 1 month ago. Edited by jddorren08 (member) 1 month ago
The Tower of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, for its breathtaking views across Oxford: here, the High Street in 1970.

1970.00-06c Oxford 1970. Looking down the High Street from the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

And of course my own College.

2019.02203b The Canterbury Quad, St. John's College, Oxford
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Darrell Godliman 20 days ago
For my final shot I've chosen this shot of Magpie Lane as a representative of the many lanes and paths that mean you can walk from one side of Oxford to the other avoiding all the traffic :
UK - Oxford - Alice
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