"I liked the colours and graphics of this shot with its strong uprights of the tree and lamp and equally strong diagonals of the pavement edge and the gate." J J Marshall
URBANPIX CAPTION for this Oxford card:
Blackfriar’s Priory is one of the 6 Permanent Private Halls of Oxford University, founded by various Christian denominations and retaining their religious character. The twenty Dominican Friars who live there are members of the Order of Preachers, an international religious order in the Catholic Church. The name ‘Black Friars’ derives from the black cape they wear over their white habits. The Priory Church is open to the public daily for Mass and the Divine Office.
St Cross College, adjacent to Blackfriar’s occupies the former Pusey House and is one of Oxford University’s 38 independent, self-governing colleges. It was founded in 1965 for 350 post-graduate students.
St Giles, extends from St Giles Church in the north to the Martyrs’ Memorial in the south, and is lined on both sides of its wide avenue by London plane trees. In addition to Blackfriars and St Cross, it is also home to St John’s College, the Eagle and Child and the Lamb and Flag (both of which were meeting places of ‘The Inklings’) making it one of the most attractive streets in Oxford.