You Are Being Watched in Oxford England


| 7/5/2016 3:54:00 PM


Tags: Marilyn Jones, Oxford, England, grotesques, gargoyles, Renaissance, travel,

Marilyn JonesWhile visiting my friend Gill Shaw in Gloucester, England, she suggested we take a coach to Oxford for the day. A fan of three British televisions shows filmed in Oxford — Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis and currently Endeavour — I had long wanted to see this city of universities.

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There is a week’s worth of attractions to see in Oxford, but with only one day to explore, we decided no agenda was necessary; we were just going to enjoy our day. After checking out the visitor’s center, we decided to take a double-decker bus tour of the city. It was on the bus I happened to look up and find the most amazing faces looking down at me.

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All over Oxford's buildings are grotesques in the shapes of faces, animals and mythological characters like dragons.






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