Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

This is the Saxon Tower in Oxford.
It is on the busy Cornmarket Street, and is a well-preserved example of a Anglo-Saxon tower. It is part of St. Michael at the North Gate Church and was built around the year 1040. The church was set just inside the North Gate of the old city wall.

Of the original church, only this tower survives. It has a strange, door-like windows high up, which architectural historians believe were used by priests to show off relics to the crowds below.

This is Oxford’s oldest building and one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon structures anywhere.

By this time, I had accepted people walking by or walking in front of my camera.
I know some people will find the pedestrians as interesting as the buildings.

I found that I had a photograph of the street musician, too, so I added it as a workshop.

Enjoy the lovely weather but remember to keep to social distancing and regular hand washing. The lock in conditions have relaxed and the weather is getting better but we still need to be vigilant, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8682 W: 353 N: 20140] (79616)
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