The rest of Walton Street: Where we live

Walton Street and the Jericho Cafe.
Walton Street and the Jericho Cafe.

We have three choices for walking into Oxford’s city center or the train station: Woodstock Road (very busy), along the Oxford Canal (very serene) or Walton Street (just about right).

The Cooperative where we do most of our grocery shopping.
The Cooperative where we do most of our grocery shopping. The covered boxes on the lower left are for the daily newspapers: A choice of 12 each day, a newspaper addict’s heaven.

As reflected above, we usually choose to go back and forth on Walton. We do our everyday shopping there, visit the Post Office, stop for an occasional lunch or see a movie.

We live in the Jericho area of Oxford, a quiet residential sliver between Woodstock and the Canal, north of the main part of the city. It seems to have a large student population but also an established number of homes with children. Our building is across the street from a school.

Many bicycle riders use Walton Street, which I would prefer to Woodstock if I were riding. Truth is there are bicycles all over this university city. Wish I had brought mine.

It would be a longer walk to a supermarket where we could do all our food shopping in one place. Besides it being a longer walk, we have found that we enjoy the rare-in-America way of shopping where you buy bread in one place, coffee in another, vegetables and meat at a third. It makes for a more interesting neighborhood and shopping experience.

So here are some photos of where we have been living for the past six weeks and where we will be for the next two.

The friendly clerk at the deli where we buy our bread. You need to get there in the morning before they sell out.
The friendly clerk at the deli where we buy our bread. You need to get there in the morning before they sell out.
The closest shop for getting a newspaper, milk, Guinness and other essentials.
The closest shop for getting a newspaper, milk, Guinness and other essentials.
We live on the fourth floor of this building.
We live on the fourth floor of this building.

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