Tag Archives: architecture

Colour of Oxford Castle

  It was a blissful and rare sunny day after one long grey Winter as I walked past Oxford Castle and the brick work popped.     The old castle was built by the Saxons with a simple mound and tower to protect boundaries of a new settlement called “Oxenaford”  1000 years ago.  We are now a booming student city but just […]
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Saint Frideswides Love

Walking past Christ Church with the sun bouncing off the stone made me become an instant  tourist and find out more about the stories inside the building.  The architecture maybe familiar from the Harry Potter films and TV show ‘Morse’.  The college is where many medieval stories are staged and a review of ‘Murder in […]
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St Edmund and the Wolf

When the Danes invaded England around 800 AD the Saxon King Edmund fought to maintain the fort at Bury (in the East of England) and alas he ended up slashed by a Viking sword. His head was said to be found in a nearby woodland and was fiercely guarded by a wolf. Saxon soldiers battled the […]
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Napoli unplugged

fSmall audio tape and film follows the feelings of a couple parting over coffee in Naples.  Their emotions reflected the distorted beauty around the cafe. With the blue moon appearing later in the month the moment felt strangely timely to write about people embracing a new opportunity, even if they felt they had no choice […]
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Display of Genius at Bodleian Library

    Oxford publisher Basil Blackwell was known as the ‘Gaffer’ and has his personal library on display near a featured exhibition of books curated by Sir Thomas Bodley in the Bodleian library. Bodley founded the library that is showing off some brand new architecture that envelops the outside. The new additions to the Bodleian […]
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