Photographer's Note

This is "Carfax" in Oxford and for someone like me who hates heights, this was not a pleasant photograph to take!

The name "Carfax" derives from the Latin "quadrifurcus" via the French "carrefour", both of which mean a "crossroads". And at this junction stands St. Martin's Tower, the only remaining part of what was once the City Church of St. Martin of Tours.

In fact the tower itself is now generally known as "Carfax Tower" and for a small entry fee you can climb to the top of it at 74 feet (23 metres) and have a fine view of the City of Oxford.

Here we are looking due east along the length of High Street with the tall spire of All Saints Church, now no longer a church but the library of Lincoln College, poking up above the horizon while the dome of the Radcliffe Camera can be seen farther to the left.

The other roads at this crossroads are Cornmarket Street to the north, St. Aldate's to the south and Queen Street to the west.

You can see the location of the tower at: 51.751994, -1.258140 .

ISO 100, 1/50 sec at f/13, focal length 24mm.

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As a matter of fact, this photograph was taken during a lovely "mini" TE meeting hosted by Richard Beghin (Ricx) in Oxfordshire in 2012. I'll see if I can find a photograph of him to add as a workshop!

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7660] (30513)
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