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The High from Magdalen College Tower


The High from Magdalen Tower

This aerial photograph of the High, taken looking westwards from Magdalen College Tower, was a popular subject for postcards in about 1905. The spire on the far left, nearly cut off the picture, is that of All Saints Church, emphasizing the famous curve of the High. In the middle are the well-known shapes of the spire of the University Church, the dome of the Radcliffe Camera, and the tower of the Bodleian Library that dominate Radcliffe Square. In front of the Bodleian are the twin towers of All Souls College, and the muniment tower of New College can be seen on the horizon at the far right.

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Last updated: 16 September, 2012

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