Photographing Beautiful Oxford – ‘The Other Place’

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford (Aug 2021)

I live near the beautiful city of Cambridge, which is one of my favourite places to photograph (when it is not too busy). I have now photographed many different parts of the city, although I have many more images to take on my ‘wish list’. In contrast, Oxford (otherwise known as ‘The Other Place’) has received much less photographic attention from me. In order to address this, I spent three days in Oxford with all the family, staying at the excellent and characterful Old Bank Hotel. This has a perfect location close to the Bodleian Library. To view all the photos taken, visit:

Mark Heath’s Oxford Photo Gallery

 

We visited Christ Church, which is regarded by many as one of the best (if not the best) Oxford Colleges to visit. The Cathedral (shown below) was absolutely stunning.

Cathedral at Christ Church, Oxford University

Organ Cathedral at Christ Church, Oxford University

Cathedral at Christ Church, Oxford University

The Museum of Natural History was well worth the visit (below):

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Food highlights included breakfasts at The Old Bank hotel (such as avocado with poached egg and crab – below) and the Banana Tree Restaurant, offering superb authentic Indochinese cuisine.

Breakfast at the Old Bank Hotel, Oxford (avocado, poached egg and crab)

The Banana Tree Restaurant, Oxford

The Oxford Botanic Garden is another ‘must see’, and we enjoyed punting.

Oxford Botanic Garden

Punting on the River Cherwell, Oxford

To view all the photos taken in Oxford, visit:

Gallery of Oxford photos

 

To view photos of Cambridge, visit:

Gallery of Cambridge photos

Photos of Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge