The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Open Wide

This stone face beneath the Abbey Gateway decorates one of the roof supports. The surrounding leaves suggest that he is a Green Man about to pour more foliage from his wide open mouth. Either that or he has a medieaval tooth-ache.

Friday, 13 July 2007

Cycles in Abingdon

Abingdon does not have as many cycles as Oxford, where students stack cycles three-deep along some college railings; but bicycles are still a popular way of getting around, and would be even more popular if the cycle paths were integrated.

Bike with dogs on East St Helen Street.

Cycles on St Helens Wharf.

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Reflections on a Blue Car

Clouds chase across the bonnet... Houses tangle on the wing... Looking down West St Helens Street to St Helens Church

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Long Alley Almshouses

The back gardens of the Long Alley Almshouses.

A view across the River Thames to the same almshouses.

The front view.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Parks Apart - V & A

In the Abbey Grounds, the queen looks quite serene.

While high up above the Albert Park, her prince has more to contend with (from pigeons and the like).

Albert was unveiled back in 1865. It made the front page splash of the Illustrated London News

Monday, 9 July 2007

No Killer Foam Yet

No sign of the Killer Foam that had been drifting down the Thames after a spillage in Gloucestershire. The Oxford Mail reported that it was foaming up about six feet high as it went through Eynsham lock, but dispersed before reaching Oxford.

Just the usual spray here at the weir.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

The Playing Fields of Abingdon

Yesterday, Abingdon Vale played Horspath in the Cherwell League. Horspath had just appealed when this picture was taken:
"Not Out!"
Abingdon Vale went on to win the match. It could have been a different story, if it had been LBW.

Across the river, all is quiet at the Saxton Rovers ground during the summer. The grass has been cut, and lies in light and dark bands. Another few weeks before the touch lines are painted.