Our last morning in Oxford and still much to do. So much we didn't do that another visit is in order. But we basically just had the morning till it was time for our train. So, we started out for the city center and made a quick stop at Alice's Shop.
We picked a side street and ended up at Modern Art Oxford, which had a bunch of interesting environmental displays. Their current exhibition was called Imagining Future Knowledge and focused on understanding climate change.
One of the most intersting to me was a time table that spanned billions of years past and into the future.
It wrapped around two long walls.
They had quite a few notes on the wall before this one: History Starts!
And I found this one particularly interesting.
Locaed near that was the Story Museum.
It was closed but looked to be a wonderful spot for kids with many interactive activities and spots for kids to enjoy stories.
And the entrance was enchanting with floating umbrellas...
...and plenty of reference to Alice!
It was one of those times when you wished you were a kid again, just discovering all these wonderful things!
Rick had wanted to climb this big hill called the Motte and Bailey. It is described as a scheduled ancient monument. I didn't know ancient monuments had schedules, but there you have it!
So I gave him the camera to catch a few views.
He said it wasn't all that great, with more than a few obstructions, but I liked this.
Then we ambled toward the Oxford Covered Market. We should have discovered this place earlier.
There were about 50 stalls, everything under the sun. Seeds...
...and the requisite Meghan and Harry stuff.
Rick decided he should get his hair cut while there and yes, there was also a barber shop!
The finished product. A little shorter than he would have liked it but hair grows back!
The market had some fabulous murals and I'll share more of those some Mural Monday!
We also spent a fair amount of time looking for a plaque in the middle of the High Street that Mike from A Bit About Britain had posted HERE commemorating the martyrs Thomas Cranmer and others.
And no, I didn't get hit by a car as I'd venture into the street to take a photo of what turned out to invariably be something like this. (I should have re-read Mike's post before we arrived!)
We walked back toward our hotel, preparing to head for the train station. We passed by the Bate Musical Instrument Museum and Rick stopped in again. While he did I took a last look at Christ Church Meadow.
The light was different now and those flowers, so lovely.
I may have shown these two photos in an earlier post, but you have to understand -- outside is a world of white and I need to see these flowers!
And yes, they made me very happy!
I leave you with two of my favorite photos from Oxford. If only I could crop out that stump of a post. But then I suppose it wouldn't be real anymore!
Off to Bath!
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