11:00am // Christ Church
The Christ Church was the highlight of my trip to Oxford. Again it was heavily publicised as where Harry Potter was filmed.
However what stunned me immediately was the entrance.
Upon entering and paying the fee (Again asking me if I were a student there, while just giving the most expensive ticket on the price list to the younger Asian couples besides me.), you can immediately smell the medieval-ness within.
Going down the corridor and passing a courtyard, you will see stairs going up. But before that, I took a little a peek at the grand court outside.
It will definitely be cool if they do it like Harry Potter in the Christ Church for the academic ceremonies. To me the hall is like a gathering ground for the Norse high kings. I think you now know I am a nerd of Fantasy legends.
Leaving the Hall, I went back to the grand court. Turn right and you will get to the Cathedral.
It was indeed a good visit to the Christ Church, though I do think the Cathedral was a bit too small (The Cathedral is famed to be the smallest all over England). I often have this conception of things in the UK being a bit small. Narrow seats on the train; low ceilings and miniature medieval castles. This is very funny. Now I know where do most property developers in Hong Kong draw their inspirations from:
Anyway, that concluded my visit to Christ Church.
But my visit to Oxford was not over. please look forward to the next one. I will update more frequently on my travels. 😉
©Paulus of Sinae (Chan Po Lo Paul) April 2016
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