"You can't get far enough back to take a decent front-on photo, and if you do, you get a lot of blank space from the centre single-storey section, but taken from here, the angle emphasises the symmetry of the design and the black and white timbered building gives it scale." J J Marshall
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The Queen’s College is named after Queen Philippa, wife of King Edward III, and was founded by her Chaplain in 1340. The original buildings were demolished in the 18th century, so in contrast to the medieval buildings of most other college buildings, those of
The Queen’s College have been described as ‘English Baroque’(presided over by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor) and referred to as the ‘grandest piece of classical architecture in Oxford’. The statue above the entrance of the college, is of Queen Caroline, wife of King George II and reigning queen at the time of the re-development.The Queen’s College isn’t open to the public but tours can be arranged through the Tourist Information Office in Broad Street.
‘The High’ is the principle street in Oxford. In medieval times it was called Eastgate Street because it was the main street from the East Gate of the city (situated at the bottom of Longwall Street where the Eastgate Hotel is today), to Carfax and the West Gate that used to be near the castle. It runs in a grand curve, and is over 2,000 feet long and 85 feet wide.