Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Abroad Chronicles, VIII: OXFORD

After spending all of February at Keele, in the middle of March we finally ventured out and took a day trip to Oxford with the university's student support services. We didn't get nearly enough time in this little city but I'm ever grateful for the hours I did have.

Oxford is a college town, obviously, and it felt like one. Our first stop was Christ Church College, where they filmed some of Harry Potter. It felt a little like Hogwarts, to be honest.

England in bloom

These are THE STAIRS from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone!!!!

(blurry) proof I have friends

Day trips are often difficult to describe. We have to see so much in a short amount of time, bound to the laws of transit, that very often the experiences slip through the cracks. Also, at this point in the day - after Christ Church College - I was growing weary, so my memory is hazy until after lunch.

We did get a little turned around, ended up too far from the city's center and re-routed ourselves to find a place to eat on High Street. We ended up first in a candy shop and later in a pub for food. Besides Christ Church College, I wanted to see the Bodleian Library and Blackwell's bookshop, but the library was closed and I spent my remaining time in this little city in the bookstore.

I hope to someday go back to Oxford and properly explore it, be it this later this spring or the next time I find myself here in England.


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