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February 17, 2019 February 17, 2019

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I did a little sketching as I travelled around Great Britain last summer. I visited Oxford University twice. My first visit was with a guided tour out of London. We only had a couple of hours in Oxford as we also visited Windsor and Stonehenge. (It was a long day!) Luckily I had scheduled three nights in Oxford later in my trip. The architecture is quite wonderful and I particularly appreciated the Sheldonian  Theater. The Sheldonian Theatre was built from 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time and the project’s main financial backer. It is used for music concerts, lectures and University ceremonies.  Since 2015 it has also been used for drama until 2015. It is very important to the culture and history of Oxford. I did a sketch of part of the building. Below I have also included a photo I took during my first visit.

 

 

Sheldonian Theater - Oxford U

Sheldonian Theater Oxford Aug 2018

 

I think I should have erased the smudges before I took my photo!

 

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