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... visit, but hadn't realised how much painting there was, in a surprising sort of collection: for example, they've got a large room chock-full of Pissarros, showing a wide range of his work from early beginnings through to some lovely almost monochrome late works, and in between a smattering of other Impressionists (including an unfinished Manet still life that I would kill for) - but why Pissarro in particular?? I can only assume it was a collector at some stage who loved Pissarro, ...
... s bag and the camera.
Many of the streets are restricted to normal traffic and walkers and bikes take priority. Darna tells us of the history, rivalry, snobbery and sexism of the various colleges. Some of the colleges still celebrate certain special days in imitation of those celebrations of generations and century's past.
A couple of interesting facts;
* There is no one Oxford University - ...
... our tales and look at the pictures to remind us of the fun we had. There are still many places we want to see, and places we want to go back to - so we might add our future adventures in this blog, in another chapter - so watch this space!
We would like, at this point, to say a massive thank you to our families- for ...
... them - they are really beautiful. The house itself is gorgeous too - and has recently been re-thatched in 2007.
Of course, it was also delightful to wander round gardens that EB loved, and see her wishing well, the newt pond she installed, and imagine her under the trees working and Bobs her little dog running around... (I told you I was a geek..you were warned!)
I managed ...
... the items hundreds of years ago.
Today we took a tour of the Bodleian Library, located just northeast of Brasenose College--literally a 30-second walk. We had a nice, hour-long tour of some of the building, which began where a scene from Harry Potter was filmed. The architecture was amazing (see pictures below). We learned about the history of the library and some of Oxford's history itself and were informed of the fact that, since the 1600s, a copy ...