Roger Bennion

Roger Bennion

Posted on 09/17/2014


Photo taken on September 14, 2014


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Oxford Open Doors 2014
Oxford Open Doors
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Oriel College
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Oriel College, Oxford

Oriel College, Oxford
"Oxford Open Doors 2014"

Extract from the Oxford Mail -
“From colleges and museums to stadiums and theatres, Oxford opened its doors to the public at the weekend as part of the city’s annual celebration of its heritage. Oxford Open Doors allowed people to poke their noses behind walls and through doors that remain bolted shut for the rest of the year. The event, organised by Oxford Preservation Trust, saw a wide range of buildings opened up to the public, including Oxford colleges, university research departments, theatres, sporting venues and a former college barge moored on the Thames near Donnington Bridge. A total of 130 venues took part.”

I 'wos' goin' around a bit like a headless chicken 'cos I didn't know where to visit next :-)

Anyway, never having been able to take any photos in Oriel College (apart from the odd shot taken through the entrance) I decided this was an essential college to visit :-)

From Wikipedia -
“Oriel College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Located in Oriel Square, the college has the distinction of being the oldest royal foundation in Oxford (a title formerly claimed by University College, whose claim of being founded by King Alfred is no longer promoted). The main site of the College incorporates four medieval halls: Bedel Hall, St Mary Hall, St Martin Hall and Tackley's Inn, the last being the earliest property acquired by the college and the oldest standing medieval hall in Oxford.”

natur' ELLE, Prairie Rambler, mixpix have particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
A beautiful and historical place indeed, great composition and colors, Roger.
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Prairie Rambler
Thank you for the comments and for faving my photo, Duane. Very much appreciated.
4 years ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
superbe architecture !! ***********
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to natur' ELLE
Thank you for your comment and for adding my photo to your faves, Annick. Much appreciated.
4 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Beautifully composed - love the splashes of red too!!
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Judith Jannetta
Thank you very much, Judith.
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
holy smokes this is a beautiful place, my oldest daughter is wanting to go to university next year.. do you have a spare room? and a tin cup so she can collect tuition money on the street?
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Shuttering Yukon
It is for sure an amazing place. Sadly, I wasn't intelligent enough to go to University and the last school I attended was not quite as beautiful as here :-))) As you are so complimentary about my photos I will of course make space in our spare room! I don't have any tin cups but we have lots and lots of china ones, Wendi :-)))
4 years ago.