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Oxford's Covered Market

Terri Waters

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Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you for your visit and comment Lynn

Simi Valley, CA - United States

Very nice capture! v

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you Sandra Pena de Ortiz for featuring Oxford's Covered Market in the group Memories and Nostalgia

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you Linsey, much appreciated

Leicester, le - United Kingdom

You have captured the nice atmosphere to this market Terri. Great jobb

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you Nancy

Tacoma, WA - United States

Very nice!

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you so much Brian

Munster - Ireland

Organic scenery ....wonderful ..v

Shawnee, Ks - United States

nice shot.

Terri Waters replied:

Thank you Liane

Victoria, TX - United States

Inviting image....love the feel of the open market. nice work. v

Terri Waters replied:

Thank you Ella

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you Theresa

San Jose, CA - United States

Nice place ! I would love to shop there ! V

Baton Rouge, La - United States

Beautiful shot -- looks so interesting! Must be a great way to spend a Saturday! v

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Thank you Elizabeth

Dallas, TX - United States

Beautiful capture, Terri, looks like a great place to visit. v

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Thank you Elena

Londrigan, Vi - Australia

Nice capture of this historic building Terri. v

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Thank you Linda

Lincoln, NE - United States

Voted :-)

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Lincoln, NE - United States

Very cool place, I would love to go there someday...great image Terri :-)

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Thank you Jane

Fort Myers, FL - United States

would love to go shopping there. v

Terri Waters replied:

Thank you Kim, I expect your Mum did.

Mesa, AZ - United States

Great image - love the architectural interest with the arches above and the lamps - wonderful display of colors in the flowers. Nice one. v

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Thank you Marcia

Manigotagan, MB - Canada

Great capture and composition! v mm

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Thank you Marilyn

Schnecksville, PA - United States

Lovely interior image! v

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Thank you Karen

Hemet, CA - United States

I spent most of my time renting from malls. Nice interior. Wish the one's I gave all that money to would have had this feel to them. v10

Terri Waters replied:

Thank you Glenn, yes, it is a lovely place to wander around. Much bigger than it looks from this view too

Coral Springs, FL - United States

Excellent photograph. v

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Western NY, NY - United States

Looks like a wonderful place.

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Thank you Patricia

Gillette, WY - United States

A place I would like to visit! Nice!

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Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Thank you Stephen

London, Mi - United Kingdom

Another nice Oxford shot, well done! v

Spokane, WA - United States

Great indoor shot. v SE

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Boise, ID - United States

v/f

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London - United Kingdom

Nice view ! v

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Etna, NH - United States

Nice place! v

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Fruita, CO - United States

v2, cool image, interesting sidebar

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Oxford's Covered Market

Artist

Terri Waters

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Photograph - Photograph

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The Covered Market is a historic market with permanent stalls and shops in a large covered structure in central Oxford, England.
The Covered Market is a historic market with permanent stalls and shops in a large covered structure in central Oxford, England.
The market is located to the north of the High Street towards the western end between Cornmarket Street and Turl Street. To the north is Market Street. Most of the entrances are from the High Street and Market Street, with four entrances from each street. It is also possible to gain access from Cornmarket via the Golden Cross alley, with its small up-market shops.
The Covered Market was officially opened on 1 November 1774 and is still active today. It was started in response to a general wish to clear 'untidy, messy and unsavoury stalls' from the main streets of central Oxford.
John Gwynn, the architect of Magdalen Bridge, drew up the plans and designed the High Street front with its four entrances. In 1772, the newly-formed Market committee, half of whose members came from the town and half from the university, accepted an estimate of nine hundred and sixteen pounds ten shillings, for the building of twenty butchers' shops.
Twenty more soon followed, and after 1773 meat was allowed to be sold only inside the market. From this nucleus the market grew, with stalls for garden produce, pig meat, dairy products and fish.
Today the covered market is still home to numerous traders, around half of which are food retailers, including traditional market shops selling fresh food such as greengrocers and butchers. There are also newer gift shops, bakeries and sandwich shops. Most of the shops now are quite a bit larger than the original stall sizes, and so the number of businesses in the covered market is smaller than in the past. It is a bustling area, especially on Saturdays.
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years.
Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas.
With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop.

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