My husband Alex and I had the blessing and privilege to travel to England last week and it was an amazing trip! Alex is currently getting his PhD through Southeastern Seminary and he's going to write his dissertation on Charles Spurgeon. Charles Spurgeon was a well known Baptist preacher in the mid-to-late 1800's in London. So Alex and I took a trip to England to do a church history tour and visit famous Spurgeon and Puritan sites as well as to take a personal vacation. I actually studied abroad in London for 5 months back in 2008 so I'm pretty familiar with London, but it was a joy to experience it again with my husband who's never been there! I also got to see a lot of things (like the beautiful English countryside and Cambridge) that I didn't get to see when I studied abroad!
I'll be posting 4 parts to our trip. This is the first of four and will show pictures from the first two days of our trip in Oxford.
I had so much fun taking pictures in Oxford! This city really is a photographers in dream! Literally every building is stunning and they're all hundreds and hundreds of years old. While I was there, I learned that Oxford began in 1096 (or at least there's evidence of some form of teaching that far back) and all of the buildings you see have largely stayed intact for hundreds of years. Throughout much of London, many buildings were destroyed during the bombings of World War II. However, Hitler wanted Oxford to be his capitol. Thankfully that never happened!
Here's some of the highlights:
Here's a few pictures from my phone (the only way we could get pictures together!!):
Here's a video Alex took at the top of the tower: