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“Oh no, not another one!”

2010.09.26
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On my way home this afternoon my satnav decided, despite my best efforts to persuade it otherwise, that it wanted me to drive right through the centre of Oxford, despite the fact that most of the roads are closed to all traffic except buses. I was getting very frustrated until I found myself outside the Sheldonian Theatre and that seemed an obvious moment to take a few minutes out to regroup and find today’s photo at the same time. The architecture in that part of Oxford is wonderful and I really must go back another time. However, it was the stone busts around the theatre which caught my eye. I can’t help but feel this chap is thinking, “Oh for goodness sake, not another tourist with a camera” as he rolls his eyes! You’ll be pleased to know I did eventually find a way out of Oxford, a mere 45 minutes after I started my journey. I think next time I’ll just use a map….
17 Comments
cariad fabulous capture... and yes you are right in his expression. Please dont use a map...without your satnav we might never have seen this
cariad · 2010-09-26: 16:48
photodeclair very nice !
photodeclair · 2010-09-26: 16:48
MoMac Ha! ha! that looks just like what he's thinking!! great shot.
MoMac · 2010-09-26: 17:08
elizzi He does have that look, great photo..
I have been to Oxford..at a party in the 80's when i was a student..my pal drove us all the way from Dundee in a rented LADA..was a great party and lovely town ..I seem to remember a shark coming out of a rooftop there..a model shark obviously...must google that now in case I am totally off my trolley!!
elizzi · 2010-09-26: 18:46
Jarvo That really is a great bit of eye rolling - great spot.
Jarvo · 2010-09-26: 19:47
SunflowerGirl Wonderful details and the lighting was in your favor. Great find!!!
SunflowerGirl · 2010-09-26: 22:28
josy63 And the good if, the poor man. Another photo and he would have of to show a smile instead of raising eyes in the sky, because the photographer is not whoever this time...
Bravo Helen
josy63 · 2010-09-27: 02:14
Lynda Great find and interesting commentary
Lynda · 2010-09-27: 05:26
helys Wonderful close up: nice details of the face :))
helys · 2010-09-27: 05:28
miclaud Nice capture!
miclaud · 2010-09-27: 07:17
elizzi I found the Oxford shark..I knew I wasn't going mad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Headington_Shark
elizzi · 2010-09-27: 08:06
urmysunshine haha- yes, his expression really does convey that; you're not just another tourist though!! great capture!
urmysunshine · 2010-09-27: 09:46
????? LOL!
I like both the story and the photo.
????? · 2010-09-27: 13:10
davids Adventures in car-hating Oxford - don't you just love it!
davids · 2010-09-27: 13:17
Eiram LOL great shot!
Eiram · 2010-09-27: 16:35
LAZYWASP More likely...Not another Pigeon!!! :)
LAZYWASP · 2010-09-29: 09:11
wildduck :)
wildduck · 2010-09-29: 12:14
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