Travel Diary: Oxford, England

Last summer, I embarked on a spontaneous trip to England. While, there I visited the archaic city of Oxford , with more than a thousand years of history as one of the oldest universities in the world.

I was enthralled by the profound scholarly vibe that emanated through the charismatic streets of Oxford. Left in awe by the majestic architecture and distinct traditions of this ancient university.

It was surreal exploring a university that was founded in the year 1096 , as a university for monks, that was later open to the public and has continued to be the birthplace of revolutionary ideas and leaders.

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Sheldonian Theatre , site of graduation for Oxford students

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Views from the top of the Sheldonian theatre viewing deck 

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The ancient scholars and philosophers safeguarding the Sheldonian Theatre 

 

how charming is Oxford?

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Tower of the Five Orders at the Divinity School 

 

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Bodleian Library ; reminiscent of the architectural splendors of ancient rome 

 

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Afternoon Tea at Oxford; english tea, currant scones with clotted cream and jam..

 

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rustic street signs

 

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scrumptious British cookies or should I say biscuits at the historic Covered Market (est. 1774) 

 

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Harry Potter dining hall!!

 

 

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

XOXO,

Shiza

 

 

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