Oxford. The town name alone conjures up countless visions of students bustling about in black capes, medieval buildings, grand halls and libraries. Oxford was all that and more!
We left our lovely Inn in Coventry this morning and drove south, enjoying beautiful country scenery (it's still very green here) in the sunshine. We made a short stop in the quaint village of Moreton-in-Marsh, drove through Stow-on-the-Wold, and continued to Oxford. We had time for a leisurely lunch, during which time we treated the "Choir Queens" to a thank you lunch for all the work they did with fund raising for our trip.
We had a walking tour of Oxford in the afternoon. Oxford University is comprised of 38 colleges, many of which date back to the early 13th century. The architecture is amazing, and each building was more stately than the previous one. We concluded the tour at Christ Church and walked through the great dining hall, the very one where Harry Potter and his friends dine in all the movies! Yes, Hogwarts was filmed at Christ Church College in Oxford!
We toured in the rain today, and it was hard to believe that we had no rain until Day #9. The weather has turned much colder as well. Tomorrow we make a stop at world famous Stonehenge, then continue to Winchester Cathedral where the Choir will present a 1:00 recital.
Scroll down for some new photos. Peace to you from Oxford!