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Saturday 24/01/04
24-JAN-2004

Saturday 24/01/04

Today was a day of two halves.  The late afternoon and evening was spent with a friend and her new puppy who was almost today's picture he's so cute.  Cute but sadly, in my pictures, blurred.

This morning though, I went in to town to do some shopping.

I work in Oxford, so I don't actually do the tourist thing there very often.   Usually what the centre of Oxford means to me is too many people crammed into narrow streets, a place to avoid on a Saturday.  However, I had to buy a Haggis because tomorrow night is Burn's night and that means Haggis for dinner.  And the only place around here to get that is Oxford's covered market, so I had to take the plunge.

Today seemed like the first sunny day in forever and it was nice to be in the town before the crowds really gathered.   It's good to be a tourist once in a while, taking images that have been taken a thousand times or more.  I don't think I can bring anything different to the Radcliffe Camera which is in the background of today's picture, but it was nice to see it anew, rather than just as another building that happens to be in the town where I work.

Nikon Coolpix 5700
1/555s f/6.6 at 27.3mm iso100 full exif

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robin statfeld25-Jan-2004 23:01
Isn't it great how having a camera turns us into a tourist in our own town, appreciating what we usually take for granted? Very nice photo!
Ray :)25-Jan-2004 18:28
I can totally relate to all this. I only live 35 minutes from London but made my first trip up there in nearly three years just last Sunday! Since joining the PAD crew, I want to visit both Oxford and Cambridge - as a tourist of course :-)
Linda Mingay25-Jan-2004 10:46
Maybe nothing new but that doesn't mean it's not good to look at!
Guest 25-Jan-2004 04:02
I love the contrast between the detail/ building and foregraound/ background. The picture looks a little busy, but an amzing shot.
virginiacoastline24-Jan-2004 23:45
Good picture & great story with it. Gives you shot that much more character & personality. Thanks for the trip!