Back to Oxford again, and we are on another walking tour from my guide book. This one starts on Broad Street, where we have stopped on many previous visits, but have never known much about the incredible buildings.
All that changed today with my guidebook, and we started at the far end and the Indian Institute.
Built with support from Queen Victoria it has friezes of elephants, lions and water buffaloes around the outside of the tower, and an elephant weather vane on the top. Unfortunately there wasn't enough funding to pay for the up keep of it, so to the dismay of the Indian Government it is now part of the Modern History Faculty.
Across the road is the Clarendon Building, built by the first Earl of Clarendon in 1713. We couldn't find the statue of him looking very pompous, but we walked through the gates and behind it is a fantastic square. We don't know anything about it though because it is on another tour which I haven't read yet. However, I definitely will soon.
We stopped for dinner and a glass of wine before heading to the Theatre for the delayed Blood Brothers event. We enjoyed the first half, but then decided that we had seen enough, had a lovely long day and caught the train home.