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UK - Oxford - Asmolean from Beaumont St 02 | by Darrell Godliman
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UK - Oxford - Asmolean from Beaumont St 02

Normally I correct the slight barrel distortion on my shots taken with my 11mm lense, as I've done here with this early morning shot of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The difference here is I've not trimmed it back to a rectangle


From Wikipedia : "The present building dates from 1845. It was designed by Charles Cockerell in a classical style and stands on Beaumont Street. One wing of the building is occupied by the Taylor Institution, the modern languages faculty of the university. The main museum contains huge collections of archaeology specimens and fine art. It has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, majolica pottery and English silver. The archaeology department includes the bequest of Arthur Evans and so has an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery. The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology."

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Taken on September 30, 2011