Next week the Christmas lights will be
|THE BICYCLES THAT FLY OVER THE HIGHT STREET ARE REAL ANTIQUE AND |
VINTAGE BICYCLES STRUNG WITHHUNDREDS OF FAIRY LIGHTS.
|Oxford's High Street and it's magical flying bicycles.|
The other thing I like is that I don't have to set foot in a chain store if I don't want to. Even though Oxford has all the usual High Street suspects, there are more shops to choose from than M&S, Primark, Next, W.H.Smith's, and Top Shop--you just have to know where to find them. These are just a few:
The Bodleian Library Shop can be found in the corner of the Bodleian Old Schools Quad, with books, cards, and beautiful Oxford gifts.
|Christmas tree in the centre of the Old Schools Quad|
Open on weekends only during December, the Oxford Botanic Garden Shop sells gardening books and tools, guides to the medicinal plants found in the botanic garden, postcards, toiletries, gifts, and children's books. Admission is also free during the winter months.
Cathedral shop in the Chapter House. You'll find Christ Church Cathedral Choir CDs, books, gifts, as well as Harry Potter & Alice in Wonderland gifts.
|Lincoln College against the beautiful|
backdrop of the late afternoon sky.
|Hear Oxford's ghostly |
past as night falls
and shadows lengthen.