Not Cambridge....Oxford

radcliffe camera oxford

Ok, I know this is a blog about Cambridge and occasionally the surrounding local area and I know that Oxford isn't "technically" in the local area but hey who cares! This was taken a couple of weeks ago during a day out to Cambridge's greatest rival.

Both cities have a historic rivalry which stretches back decades - whether it be the annual Oxford Vs Cambridge boat race or the competition between the universities or even the fact that both cities are hosts to TV crime drama's (Inspector Moorse and Endeavour for Oxford and Grantchester for Cambridge) - there has always been a tense rivalry between both locations. 

Anyway, back to the photography. This weeks image is of the "Radcliffe Camera."

To quote Wikipedia - "The Radcliffe Camera (Camera, meaning "room" in Latin; colloquially, "Rad Cam" or "The Camera") is a building of Oxford University, England, designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. It is sited to the south of the Old Bodleian, north of St. Mary's Church, and between Brasenose College to the west and All Souls College to the east."

Thank you Wikipedia (copyright Wikipedia and all that!) This image was actually just a quick shot taken with my IPhone (love my iPhone) but after a quick play with it on Instagram and their superb filters, I decided it was worth posting as a homage to all things in Oxfordshire that are most definitely "Not Cambridge!"

Normal service will be resumed next week...

 Taken with an IPhone 7 Plus Smartphone 

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