Nov 1, 2009

Monk's Walk

I don't often take photos of Oxford architecture - generally I just run past it in a big hurry. Two days ago, though, I put my theatre hat on and went location-scouting for a dance performance next spring with a colleague. So, one of the sites we looked at was this:


It's called 'Monk's Walk' and I used to adore it - but now they've sandblasted it, and it looks better to me in b&w.

More monochromes at Aileni's Monochrome Monday.

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17 comments:

Aileni said...

Mono suits though I guess they have removed the age-old patina.
Good to see you back.

Bengbeng said...

i like this shot n the curves. i wont b surprised if Aileni highlights this shot next week :)

Sylvia said...

Excellent arches and vaults. I love ancient buildings!

RuneE said...

I think you should do it much more often. It lent itself very well for this. A photo it would have been fun to play around with.

Elisabeth said...

Oh, such fabulous arches...wonderful! I love old buildings where one can feel the history.

Ellie said...

It is like taken from a movie about ancient times. They probably shot a movie or two at this location. So fascinating!

Pacey said...

This is great bim,love the structures and looks really great in b/w.

Anne said...

You are god!!! and I have a lot to learn... :-(

Just love your picture, the shadows, the building and everything.
Anne.

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice shot!

ElinSire said...

What a place! I would have loved walking there too.

Like your shot, the structures and the shadows. Great!

Robin said...

It does look a bit too neat and clean now, but it still makes for a very striking shot.

Mona Sweden said...

I love the picture. Wonderful arches.

Daryl said...

Lovely

Dina ... UK said...

It is lovely for a mono image, I agree, They have cleaned it too much...

Brenda Leyland said...

What a great b/w shot! Beautiful arches.

You live in Oxford. I live in Canada, but sometimes we watch the Inspector Morse series and enjoy the glimpses of what we assume are Oxford and area.

My first time visit....... have a wonderful day!

:: elk :: said...

ah the feel here is subtle ...quiet

ΕΥ said...

Excellent arches,best of!!!!!