Henley was famous, even to us, because of the Regatta's...(we all were also aware of 'the shirt' named for Henley...
called, in fact....."The Henley". A classic three button shirt, manufactured by just about every casual shirtmaker in the world....)
And here in Henley, we saw some beautiful sights of the water and some boats, as well..... this was a particularly beautiful place, and especially so, as the light was slowly fading....These photo's were taken while standing on a Bridge, overlooking The Thames....
It was very impressive to see the Thames with all these boats that were just passing through at that hour of the night....this was not a Regatta.....this was just life, happening in this famous village....
On the other side of the that bridge, was this startling picture....many many people, still sitting outdoors, at approximately 9:30pm, having a bite to eat and a pint, and all enjoying the lovely balmy evening with one another.....
(Just a little bit more to come, shortly, my lovely's......)
I have always wanted to live in a castle! Though cold in the winter and a fortune to heat it would be a great place for playing hide and seek!
This was a brilliant post! I loved it all.
I never saw "dressing room trucks" before. Pretty amazing.
very very nice photos... that will be such a getaway to go there
I love Oxford. It's probably one of my favorite places I've ever been. Some day I'd like to see Cambridge as well! Looking forward to more of the story!
Here via Michele...
Thank you again for a quick trip!!! Michele sent me this time, we posted at the same time (lol)
So many memories.....we used to live just 10 miles or so north of Oxford. Nice photos, sweetheart.
And my elder brother rowed at Henley Regatta (one of the poshest days of my young life!) - he was a Cambridge Blue (waits while OOL looks up that particular English phrase! :-))
More, more :-)
That was a great tour of Oxford. You were lucky to catch the film crew. I've been there. It is beautiful.
Michele sent me here.
Love the pictures! Loved the story about finding the movie set. It's been fun going on this adventure with you. You've definitely made me feel like I was "there with you."
visiting from michele's.
What a journey! Thanks for taking us along with you. It was most enjoyable: I hope to see it first-hand someday.
Visiting from Michele's this aft.
Reading about the Honey Wagons made me smile...when I lived in Colorado, the Vail garbage trucks had "Honey Wagon" emblazoned on their sides. Very funny.
I'm visiting you from Michele's today (I'm going out of turn, hehe)
I love these pictures. I particularly enjoyed the "doggie poop" sign - I thought it was so eloquent.
Cheers! I'm going to poke around here a bit more, if ya don't mind!
Wow! Looks like a fabulous trip you had. My hubby and I recently found out that there is a hotel/inn/mansion in Oxford that bears our family name...not sure if there is any distant relation or not, but pretty cool.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the meme. Interesting bit of Janis trivia!
The story continues to be great! Love the pictures! I had never seen the dressing room trucks before, either. I liked the doggie sign! I think we need some of those around here!
I just love all the beautiful pictures, and it sounds like such a great group to be traveling with! Looking forward to the next part!!
You write and describe your trip beautifully, enabling the reader to feel the trip themselves. You also make me realise how much we take places for granted when they are only a very short drive away.
The only problem I have is I can only see from part three onwards can I find parts 1 and 2 somewhere else?
Great photos. Would you believe at our new housr there is a path next to the fence. On that path there is a sign that says "Dogs not allowed to deficate" Very similar tyo the one you snapped.
I'm going to pull it down in the middle of the night cause I hate it!
I'm reading C.S. Lewis now, to sit at a pub that he frequented would be quite remarkable!
I so love reading about your travels! The pictures are wonderful! And to happen upon "Dickie" and his shoot....who would have thought! LOL
Dear Dickie lol I love it.
I adore CS Lewis's work ( adult works and childrens)
I have really enjoyed your trip "report"
I love the top two pictures! Just gorgeous.
Michele sent me.
Beautiful pics! Shadowlands is one of my faves!!!
ps - Michele sent me!
Thanks so much for visiting "Leaves of Grass" and for the nice and enthusiastic compliments!
I made a visit to your blog some days ago. What a coincidence! I will return soon. Love your text and pictures! Glad to meet you!
Good evening from Michele's, OOL of the Hills
That sounds like a nice getaway for all of you, OOL. And to find a little slice of home while in England made it even more memorable, I'm sure. I'd never seen trailers like that before. Shadowlands was a pretty decent film.
You take some beautiful pictures!!
Here via Michele's. ;)
greetings! michele sent me today, but im glad because i hadnt been by and didnt know a new part was up! the pictures are beautiful!!
(i love the sign at the beginning but i think we couldnt do that sign here because too many of the people who live near me are too close to illiterate!)
The photos are wonderful OOLOTH, and I am glad you posted them for us. I am still hoping to go there one day.
was thinking about the movie shoot... maybe they were just trying to make you feel more at home!?! michele sent me again
Hi I'm visiting from Michele's and that was a lovely post.I'm glad that you had such a great time. The round building that you were not sure about is the Radcliffe Camera.
The circular dome and drum of the Radcliffe Camera is one of the most distinctive landmarks in a city full of distinctive buildings. The camera (the word means simply "room") was built 1737-1749 with £40,000 bequeathed by Dr John Radcliffe, the royal physician.
The Radcliffe Camera was intended to house a new library, and designs were called for from several leading architects, including Nicholas Hawksmoor (responsible for much of All Soul's College) and James Gibbs.
It was Gibbs who won the competition, with his elegant Palladian design, though his final plans drew heavily on earlier work by Hawksmoor. Gibbs was also responsible for the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in Trafalgar Square, London.
Originally the library in the Radcliffe Camera held both scientific and general books, but those collections were gradually moved to other University libraries, so that today the Camera functions as the main reading room of the Bodleian Library. The finished building holds some 600,000 books in underground rooms beneath Radcliffe Square.
Sadly, the Radcliffe Camera is not open to the public.
Did you get a chance to take a look in teh covered Market in Oford City Centre...I love browsing in there.
Thank you for that wonderful trip
It was AWESOME.Oxford takes your breath away ,Thanks for the smiles!:)
Wow, they're kind of strict if they won't allow dogs to "foul footways."
Great pictures. I love Anthony Hopkins (except for his scary Hannibal Lecter stuff). I just watched "Howard's End" a few days ago, and it reminded me what a fantasic actor he is. Shadowlands was good...
I love Oxford - not just the beautiful architecture, but the vibrant & varied culture that permeates throughout the city. For a short while I considered applying to uni there, but then I found out how much it costs!!!! But I love to visit the colleges, and the town (and the bookshops).
Nearly everywhere in the UK doesn't allow poop in public areas now - I thought it came over from the uS? obviously not. It's something that had very little dissention when first brought in - of course the stories of babies with toxoplasmosis may have helped.
hello oldoldlady - when were you in england? it's nice travelling with you (and dickie attenborough!). i have a question - i have read back through your blog a little bit and in the comments lots of people write "michele sent me" - who is michele and why is she sending people to you? it made me feel a bit spooked in a wickerman kind of way...
I saw the movie Shadowlands. It was so good.
C.S. Lewis's book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has been made into a movie and is coming out early Dec. I am excited to see it.
I hope you did not witness any British dogs fouling up the grounds where you were walking.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words; I think a bad picture is quite often worth double that. Really though, most of them are spectacular.
I really dig blog posts that take the reader on a journey, and in that M'lady you were most succesful. Well done.
those were lovely pictures Naomi.
Hi OOL, Michelle sent me, but I'd have been along anyway....looking forward to part 7 :o)
OLOTH said: one very quaint beautiful street filled with ancient buildings
Oh, I don't think that they're ancient buildings... old maybe but not ancient....
A friend & I bumped into an American couple on the jetfoil over to Capri in the Med some years ago... The Husband was looking rather depressed so I asked him what the problem was.
He said: 'Everything is SO old here. The US has no history compared to this.'
'But you've got your history in front of you' I said - which cheered him up a bit.
I think he was bothered by an obolisk he saw in Rome... which was already 2 1/2 thousand years old when the Romans stole it - 2 thousand years ago - Now THAT'S ancient... (grin).
Loving it, give me more :)
BTW thankyou for the lovely comments about my view. If you'd like to see more I have another (now dead blog) that was attempting to document the seasonal changes of that very view. It's at www.yearfrombalcony.blogspot.com. There's even some piccies of it under snow from Feb.
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