These ethereal images of Oxford at night and at dawn are captured by local photographer Jonathan Kirkpatrick along the Thames Path.

Oxford, as described by William Hazlitt (1778-1830) in his Pictures at Oxford and Blenheim:

'Rome has been called the 'Sacred City': might not our Oxford be called so too? Isis babbles of the Muse, its waters are from the springs of Helicon, its Christ Church Meadows, classic, Elysian fields; we could pass our lives in Oxford without having or wanting any other idea - that of the place is enough...

Let him, then, who is fond of indulging in a dreamlike existence go to Oxford, and stay there; let him study this magnificent spectacle... with its mental twilight tempering the glare of noon, or mellowing the silver moonlight, let him wander in her sylvan suburbs, or linger in her cloistered halls'

An exhibition of Jonathan Kirkpatrick's photographs, Oxford Reflections, is on display in Blackwell's Bookshop during the month of November 2015. To view the exhibition photographs, and to buy limited edition prints, go to Jonathan's website.

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All images © Jonathan Kirkpatrick


By Robin Scott

Beautiful photos, thank you - hope you won't mind if I share to Facebook.