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England: Salisbury/Oxford: Am I Too Old to Apply to Oxford?

August 5, 2014

semi-overcast 65 °F

Salisbury is a beautiful small historic town with a huge central cathedral.

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We walked around town exploring and Ruby found some nachos (her favorite) and tried some local spirits in the market.
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On the road again we found our way to Oxford. WOW, what a beautiful place to go to school. I wonder what the tuition is?? This town is a photographer’s dream— a huge campus, with 36 colleges, several bridges and unique buildings.

Some faves were:

The Bridge of Sighs: See the underside of the bridge? It’s bright red, perhaps this was the inspiration for the trademark red soles of Christian Louboutoin shoes?
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The rowboats: This shot is from the bridge above.

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The Radcliffe Camera: It’s the Oxford library that was built in 1737 and it has a beautiful blue dome. For all you Harry Potter fans. . .pretty sure it wasn’t named after Daniel Radcliffe :)

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and this cool door too :)

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We found a cute tapas place for dinner— it was pretty authentic and fairly inexpensive (thank you college town prices!): 20 pounds for a bottle of wine and 4 large tapas!?! We left here content and headed for Essex County to visit our friends Sharon, Chris and Bonkey!!
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Posted by Tony.Ruby 06:02 Archived in England

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