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Post Options Post Options   Quote evangelos k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2022 at 23:41
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:


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Wait, what? In England, odd and even numbers are on the same side of the street? Am I missing something?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2022 at 00:24
Indeed, someone else commented on this. I have researched it, and a local history export says,

From the 1830s to the mid-1880s, houses in England were numbered continuously, with 1, 2, 3 etc. from the main junction of a street to the end, with the numbering being picked up on the other side of the road and continuing back to the starting end. This means that the lowest and highest numbers would always be opposite each other: for instance, in Oxford’s High Street, Lloyd’s Bank at No. 1 faces the Edinburgh Wool Mill shop at No 143.

Most of the pre-1880 streets of Oxford are still burdened with this old numbering system, which makes it impossible to estimate from the number where the house is.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2022 at 08:49
Birmingham house numbering omitted the number 13, superstition making properties with this number difficult to sell or let. I presume this is no longer the case but don't know when the practice ended.

Some fine images here, Phil's P16 is my favourite. I didn't notice the covid mural until walking to the station on Thursday and waited ages for someone masked to walk past before giving up. You hit the jackpot with the two on the left squinting at the middle man's Sun, a "newspaper" closely associated with hi-viz clothing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2022 at 21:32
Just when you thought it was all over ...

Passing through Jericho we reached the Radcliffe Quarter, I have already posted a Blavatnik shot in 'Next photo will have', so I'll move on to the Mathematical Institute. Outside is a sculpture of a tree.

P22 Bob lying down on the job.


The very modern Institute building faces the old Radcliffe Observatory.

P23 Old in New


On the other side of the Institute is a sample of a mathematical oddity discovered by Nobel prize-winner, Roger Penrose.

P24 Penrose paving


I have also posted this elsewhere, but it deserves to be in the DM thread. Howard ran a film through a Minolta 7000i Alan brought down to donate to Oxfam (Howard is their local camera man). He received scans of the photos 37 minutes after this shot was taken - see the excellent results earlier in this thread.

P25 Howard in Snappy Snaps.


P26 Rowing boats


P27 Punts


A very Oxford scene.
P28 Mortar boards

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In the Photographers: The way we look (4) thread Howard posted one of his photos of Bob and me standing on a traffic island in the middle of Oxford High Street as I was lining up my version of JWM Turner's painting of the same scene.

Here is the result:

Original (taken from a poster without copyright restrictions)


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NB: evidence that the photo was taken during the Oxford DM is walking out of frame, bottom right

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The last of my Alpha shots. We crashed the preparations for a college meal - the catering staff very kindly let us inside...

Bob16 - Howard shoots the stained glass

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Bob17 - Classy stacking chairs

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Bob18 - Chatting with caterers

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Bob19 - Imaculately laid-out table

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Bob20 - Door handle detail

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2022 at 18:58
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

In the Photographers: The way we look (4) thread Howard posted one of his photos of Bob and me standing on a traffic island in the middle of Oxford High Street as I was lining up my version of JWM Turner's painting of the same scene.

Here is the result:

Original (taken from a poster without copyright restrictions)


My record shot:

Sony a7RivA / Sony FE 24-70 f2.8 GM

NB: evidence that the photo was taken during the Oxford DM is walking out of frame, bottom right


Better prepared, we could have donned some robes and mortar boards and populated the street for you

I think Turner took some liberties with the view (have a look on Street View), but this balances it very well. It's important to get the two spires and Carfax Tower in the frame.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2022 at 20:47
Nice, I sometimes try to reconstruct/reshoot older photographs of my town.

But a real painting by an artist is always a better inspiration, I presume.

Well done!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2022 at 07:17
Dear Dyxum~Oxford-Explorers,
It was a great pleasure to walk through Oxford with you.
thanks for sharing these interesting/fun photos.
I will not start ranking them, but there are some gems among them.
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Dear Oxford DM-ers,
Thanks for a rich and satisfying armchair tour through your collective eyes.
As Domien said, there are many gems amongst your collective imagery.
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