Exploring Worcester and Oxford!

Oxford is a big, huge, ginormous array of castles. It seriously has a palace around every corner! It’s simply incredible. Every time I set out to find something new, I stumble upon the most beautiful things! Hope you enjoy these photos of my wanderings :)

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Sheldonian Theatre at Dusk

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Martyr’s Memorial detailing

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Sheldonian Theatre Peak

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Behind the Sheldonian Theatre

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Through the keyhole

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Spent the afternoon exploring the Sheldonian Theatre! One of the most beautiful, magical places on campus. Set out just after rainfall and glad I did! The colors reflecting off the rain (exemplified in the last photo), really made for some amazing sights.

The Sheldonian Theatre is, well, a theatre. While I was there there were people filtering into the building, then they closed the doors for a private operatic performance. They left all the windows open though, so the sound was streaming out into the surrounding courtyards. It was awesome :)

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Turf Tavern FieldTrip

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Radcliffe Camera

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Marketplace Puns

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Class fieldtrip to Turf Tavern (yes, that happened). As one of the oldest bars in the University (it still has some of the wall that separated Oxford from the rest of the county), it has a very interesting history involving some very prominent members of society and their intoxication. For instance, Bill Clinton.

Getting to Turf Tavern we passed the Radcliffe Camera and a number of beautiful colleges and buildings. The architecture here is simply amazing, there doesn’t seem like there could be anywhere more beautiful.

 

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Christ Church & City Centre

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Amazing detailing

Amazing detailing

Chillin' at Oxford

Chillin’ at Oxford

Christ Church, Oxford

Christ Church, Oxford

Ivy detailing

Ivy detailing

Peak details

Peak details

The grounds of Christ Church

The grounds of Christ Church

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Amazing.

Amazing.

Christ Church

Christ Church

Downtown

Downtown

Bees on Lavender

Bees on Lavender

A very British photo.

A very British photo.

LOVE Christ Church. Absolutely amazing.

LOVE Christ Church. Absolutely amazing.

After wandering the downtown area of Oxford and stopping by the shops, we stumbled across Christ Church (stumbled across one of the most beautiful landmarks of the city, I know!) . Fun fact about Christ Church – they filmed parts of the first Harry Potter movie in it!

 

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Welcome to Worcester!

Welcome!

Welcome!

The beautiful quad...

The beautiful quad…

Stunning.

Stunning.

Swirly

Swirly

Friends on stairs

Friends on stairs

Classroom lighting. Magnificent.

Classroom lighting. Magnificent.

Amazing staircase.

Amazing staircase.

So our college is amazing! Finally seeing it in the light of day was awesome :) Aside from being REALLY old (and I mean REALLY old), it’s a fantastic example of classic architecture at Oxford. We seriously lucked out with our program…

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Night Walk ’round Oxford

Beautiful Beaumont

Beautiful Beaumont

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Call me immature, but this amuses me greatly.

Call me immature, but this amuses me greatly.

Love this place :)

Love this place :)

There are just... castles. Everywhere. Castles everywhere! What is this magical land?

There are just… castles. Everywhere. Castles everywhere! What is this magical land?

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My first legitimate red phone booth. Perfection.

My first legitimate red phone booth. Perfection.

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Black Friar

Black Friar

St. Cross College

St. Cross College

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Little Claredon

Little Claredon

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Oxford is an amazing place. Around every corner is something even more beautiful! Have yet to find something grungy…

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Moved into the Dorm

My AMAZING view from my dorm room window :)

My AMAZING view from my dorm room window :)

Moved into the dorm here at Oxford! We’re staying at Worcester College & it’s absolutely lovely. First day was a bit overwhelming with the jetlag/travel. Landed at 7am, took on customs, bussed to Oxford & are now all moved in! We’re staying in a townhouse-style dorm, which is definitely preferable as it gives me a chance to integrate into the city a bit more :)

Can’t wait to explore some more!

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