The Soul

In Oxford

I love England. Love, love, love it. I am not sure why, except that my family is (in various strains) English, Scots-Irish and Welsh; I grew up on a steady diet of children’s literature set in London; and my parents were huge consumers of anything the BBC re-broadcast through PBS.

Also, I have these. Which were our dinner plates for every Thanksgiving, when I grew up. Which is weird!

At any rate, I haven’t been very many places in England except London-ish. So I was quite pleased to be able to go to Oxford.

Balliol College

This is at Balliol College.

 

 

 

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I’m sure there’s a story here. But…creepy and cool.

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The steps are so worn, they are rippled.

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The Whomping Willow!

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Some blooms even in Fall.

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The students are just…students. But they are surrounded by all this ancient-ness.

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Dumbledore’s Grave! Actually, it’s just some foundation stones from a building that went up in the 1200s.

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Alice-in-Wonderland-y arches.

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And a spire.

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More rippled steps, and the entrance to the library. If you dare.

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A final spire.

 

 

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