Wandering Camera – Magdalen College, Oxford


Welcome to this month’s Wandering Camera.  This month I would love to take you around Magdalen College, one of the three colleges we visited in Oxford.  After spending the morning at Christ Church, we made our way toward this beautiful college.   If buildings have personalities, which I think they do, Magdalen College exudes the air of elegance and serenity, with its old stone structures adorned by flowering college gardens.




Travel Sketchbook – Watercolour of the boats from where we were sitting for lunch


These are some of my favourite photos that I took there –



































Past the courtyards and the cloisters, past The Kitchen Bar by the boathouse where we had lunch while watching people punt, and past the college gardens, there is Addison’s Walk by the river Cherwell.  We continued our walk there under the canopy of trees, listening to the sound of water and wind.  It was the most peaceful day, far from the madding crowd elsewhere in this otherwise bustling city.



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43 thoughts on “Wandering Camera – Magdalen College, Oxford

  • Arnoldo Romero July 19, 2019 at 08:32

    Beautiful pictures!

  • Susan Mann July 18, 2019 at 05:59

    Such beautiful photos. It must have an incredible atmosphere there. I love all the flowers too xx

  • Archie The Wonder Dog July 12, 2019 at 09:16

    What beautiful pictures! Thanks for linking up!

  • Sim @ Sim's Life July 6, 2019 at 10:22

    How absolutely beautiful! Those who attend seriously are blessed! I wish the gardener would come and tend to my garden, I want those streaks in my grass!!!! Sim x

  • Michelle July 4, 2019 at 15:12

    Such lovely photos! You did a beautiful job of capturing different aspects of the college. Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

  • Lisabella Russo July 4, 2019 at 13:40

    What lovely photographs and your watercolor is beautiful!

  • Marja July 2, 2019 at 14:38

    Stunning photos and love your travel sketchbook Well done. I have been once to Oxford with the train from London up and down Loved it

  • Lydia C. Lee July 2, 2019 at 14:00

    You’ve got some gorgeous shots there – I like the one framed in teh window and the boats best. Nice painting too!

  • Photo Cache July 2, 2019 at 13:00

    What a beautiful campus. Your photos are wonderful.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  • Bonnie in Va July 2, 2019 at 06:36

    Your photos are wonderful. I was going to name a favorite when I realized there were too many that I really like to name a favorite. The building with all the tiny spires is awesome.

  • BLOGitse July 2, 2019 at 01:03

    Thanks for sharing these pictures with rich history and beauty!
    Have a good week!

  • Carol July 1, 2019 at 11:05

    The bright colors, the beautiful buildings, I love your post!

  • Courtney July 1, 2019 at 10:59

    Beautiful photos! It looks like an amazing place to visit. The flowers in the one photo are stunning. I also love the watercolor in your travel book. Thanks for sharing!

  • Denise July 1, 2019 at 07:52

    Fabulous photos.

  • Susie June 30, 2019 at 23:25

    What beautiful photos of your visit !! You have captured the spirit of elegance and peacefulness in them!!
    I do love your painting of that special boat spot ! Susie

  • Lady Fi June 30, 2019 at 20:47

    Such gorgeous shots and great framing! Love those manicured lawns too.

  • NatureFootstep PhotoArt June 30, 2019 at 13:32

    hm, never seen that kind of small boats before. Nice artwork of them :)

  • Linda Calverley June 30, 2019 at 11:53

    Lovely photos and painting. I find boats are really hard to draw.

  • Tammie June 30, 2019 at 10:43

    Lovely photos. Looks like you enjoyed your time there.
    Your painting captures the spirit of what you saw.

  • Frédérique June 30, 2019 at 00:56

    Beautiful photos, a peaceful place!

  • Tarang June 29, 2019 at 18:29

    Nice sketch and lovely photos. Wondering if you plan to paint any of these. ☺

  • Shasta Matova June 29, 2019 at 09:05

    That looks like a really special place. Thanks for taking us along for a visit! I pretty much stayed home all month so the quick vacation was appreciated!

  • rose June 29, 2019 at 04:36

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful tour ~ AND the wonderful watercolor!

  • italiafinlandia June 29, 2019 at 01:15

    Definitely a neat and enjoyable place. It was nice to see your report.
    I will link up too…thanks for giving this possibility.
    Have a nice weekend!

  • betty - NZ June 29, 2019 at 00:37

    It definitely is an elegant building! Love the grounds , thanks for the tour.

    1. betty - NZ July 3, 2019 at 01:19

      Thanks for making ‘My Corner of the World’ a sucess this week!
      My Corner of the World

      1. betty - NZ July 3, 2019 at 01:20

        Here’s another ‘c’ for success :)

  • Tammie Dickerson June 28, 2019 at 19:02

    Love your sketchbook painting! What an amazing place to see and paint! Happy PPF!

  • Sue June 28, 2019 at 17:44

    Beautiful watercolour and photos. Happy PPF

  • gillena June 28, 2019 at 13:46

    Beautiful watercolour and fabulos photos. Happy PPF


  • Nicole/DVAtist June 28, 2019 at 13:39

    Just beautiful photos and your art is excellent.

  • Nadya King June 28, 2019 at 12:31

    What a lovely lunchtime view – and I really enjoyed this little tour, I could sense the peace of three place.
    Happy PPF!

  • Sandra Walker June 28, 2019 at 09:26

    Absolutely gorgeous photos. We are going to Oxford, just part of a day, but still, at least we’ll get there. I love taking photos of things through windows, and of windows, period! And doorways… Europe does not disappoint in that regard, nor will England I’m sure!

  • Linda Kunsman June 28, 2019 at 07:25

    what a gorgeous college and gardens! Love the boats, and your painting of them is really beautiful. Happy PPF!

  • Dixie June 28, 2019 at 06:29

    It looks like it would be so peaceful there surrounded by such gorgeous historical architecture. I was thinking if these buildings could talk, but, then again, they do exude and evoke so much. What a lovely pictorial in both mediums, Soma.

  • Kim Sharman June 28, 2019 at 00:48

    What a beautiful and peaceful place to walk around; to sit and just drink in all the wonderful architecture. I too, believe buildings have their own personalities. It seems to me every nook and cranny reveals this, if you take the time to listen and look. Loved seeing the beautiful hydrangeas on this chilly wintry day. Soma, you are indeed an artiste with both camera and brush. Glorious photos!

  • Mary June 27, 2019 at 17:20

    That does look so calm and peaceful. The painting of the boats is as beautiful as the photo of them. Gorgeous.

  • Sue Palmer June 27, 2019 at 16:37

    Wonderful photos and beautiful buildings, so much history there.

  • Denise Force June 27, 2019 at 15:53

    Thank you for sharing..brings back fond memories .

  • Susan June 27, 2019 at 14:16

    I agree many old buildings have personality or character. The gardens are beautiful and that looks like a most inviting path to walk down. Thanks for sharing.

  • Andrée G Faubert June 27, 2019 at 13:23

    It sounds like you had a wonderfully quiet day there. It really is beautiful. I just love thinking of all of the people who have gone down those paths and lanes before you. It’s so full of history. I also love your sketch. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Carol S. June 27, 2019 at 06:19

    So many gorgeous photos of everything! I love the sketch you made of the boats in the water…you’re so gifted!

  • riitta k June 27, 2019 at 03:35

    Wonderful photos of this Oxford college! The British colleges have such an old tradition, the atmosphere must be inspiring to the students. The photo of those white hydrangeas and some climber is fantastic. Thank you for hosting, wishing a good weekend and good start to July.

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