They call the oldest university in the English-speaking world "the city of dreaming spires", in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings. Is there a more magnificent concentration of Christian and monarchically inspired architecture anwhere else in the world? To not have visited this place during one's lifetime is to miss the closest thing to Heaven on Earth.
For those of you gents who attended Oxford (a couple of you blog here), I will only say that "I am envious to the point of fierce hatred", to borrow a line from "Kipling". For those who have not had the fortune to visit this anti-modernist sanctuary yet, I offer a few pics I took over the weekend.
Christ Church Meadow, Oxford
The Bodlein Library
The Radcliffe Camera
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
The Sheldonian Theatre
The King's Arms for a Pint of Old Speckled Hen
An Oxford Doorway with Resplendent Royal Arms
The Gates at Trinity College
The Chapel at Keble College where I stayed
Keble College is distinct for its Victorian Gothic
The Dining Hall at Keble College where I ate
Inside the Dining Hall - purportedly the longest in the country
Did Harry Potter eat here?