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Museum and Rock

Chilled weekend, had a walk into town, followed the city wall round a bit, and wandered through some of the more quiet streets to find our wafer to the Ashmolean museum. Looked around there, took a few photos:

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Then on for a pint at the newly reopened Gloucester Arms, which was a bit barren as they’ve just taken over, but was still very rock, and was starting to fill up nicely when we went home for dinner.

Took it very easy on Sunday, feeling nice and relaxed now.

Idle thoughts

  • Am feeling happier and happier to be back using iTunes, after a couple of years using Amarok in Linux. Just find it that slight bit more searchable, and it hooks up with the iPhone a treat, just finding and listening to a lot of different things, both in terms of podcasts and music.
  • New Xbox Live is, err, live. I’ve actually had it a week or so, managed to slip onto the final beta that Xbox podcaster Major Nelson launched. It’s very pretty, definitely better looking than the previous interface. Have yet to use it to play with friends, hope to do that soon.
  • Going to try and nip into the Ashmolean museum this weekend, catch it before it closes for a year for a major refurb. Have found out I can take photos there (no flash though), so will try and get lots of images of how it was before, and hopefully after in a year’s time.
  • Need to make more time for reading. I’ve slunk down to almost zero reading of books at the moment apart from on hols and long journeys, must change this.

Last chance to see (for almost a year)

The last phase of the Ashmolean museum refurbishment is about to start, and sadly it means a fine Oxford museum is going to be shut from 23rd December 2008 until November 2009. I for one am heading there this weekend to take some pictures of how it is now, to tide me over until then.

It’s well worth a look if you haven’t been before, great mix of ancient artifacts and art from more recent centuries. Will be interesting to see how the work turns out, the rooftop cafe should be particularly interesting, there should be a great view of Oxford from there.

BBC NEWS | England | Oxfordshire | Oldest museum to close for year