Day 196 Queens Lane

I’m not sure, but my guess is that this is the oldest street in Oxford.  It is called Queens Lane, I heard that this is because it was the street that the Queen Victoria would use on her trips through Oxford.  Not sure if this is true, but I like to believe that the Queen’s carriage once came through this street.  These walls are still tarnished with the soot from the coal fires that burned through the winter.  

The old doors and arches and pathways have witnessed thousands and thousands of people over centuries.  The arch, in the picture above, clearly was not meant to have cars driving under it.  I love the doors below, the architecture and wood, the little hinges…so old fashioned.And then you come around the corner to see the Bridge of Sighs with the Clarendon Building in the background.  Oxford really is such a visually stimulating city.  

Until next time,

Jenna x

Adjustments: contrast, hue, sharpness, saturation, vignette

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6 thoughts on “Day 196 Queens Lane

  1. obrienspix on said:

    These are gorgeous…love getting shots of old buildings.

  2. I love Oxford. Especially in winter and around Christmas when it is lit up and feels so quaint. Great photos of a spot I never saw!

  3. I love this lane, it’s always so peaceful. 🙂

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