Monday, 28 September 2009

Adam and Eve in an Oxford Garden

One of my husband's college friends, Rodney Munday, is a sculptor. This week-end we went to his show at their college, St Edmund Hall in Oxford. Adam and Eve were in the garden behind the library, which as you can see used to be a church (St Peter's in the Fields). It has gargoyles, Norman windows and blind arcading.
Here are Adam and Eve, note the apple...

Europa and the bull were in the garden in front of the library.
We managed to go up the old Saxon tower of St Michael's which is nearby - one of the oldest in the country (around 1040). The college gave us a fabulous dinner and then we went punting on the river on the Sunday morning. And, most miraculously, the weather behaved itself. Perfect.

1 comment:

Kate Hardy said...

Carol, sounds like the perfect weekend. Gorgeous archecture, and I enjoyed the sculpture, too - thanks for sharing.