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The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

46/52 for 52 of 2011

This week's theme was: Mostly one colour

The distinctive Radcliffe Camera building was completed in 1748 and soon known as 'the Physic Library'. Despite its name, its acquisitions were varied for the first sixty years, but from 1811 its intake was confined to works of a scientific nature.

After the Radcliffe Science Library moved into another building, the Radcliffe Camera became home to additional reading rooms of the Bodleian Library.

[Details now corrected after I had previously mis-identified it as something different.]

PS Apologies to my LJ friends who live in the Oxford area, but because I was visiting the city with G, I didn't really know what our plans were until the very last minute, so it wasn't possible to arrange any sort of meet up.

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lapswood From: lapswood Date: November 21st, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always admired that building. Nice capture!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 22nd, 2011 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I was lucky. We passed that way quite early in the morning on the way to the place where the conference was being held. There were no tourists around and the light was just right from that side.

If I'd had my DSLR, I would probably have been able to get the sides in too, but I take the smaller Canon PowerShot sightseeing because it's more convenient and less of a weight to carry around all day.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 22nd, 2011 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
By the way, I had completely mis-identified the building. It's actually the Radcliffe Camera. It is, however, now part of the Bodleian Library, so I was right about that bit!
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