Napping on the one hour train to Oxford
Oxford is has really beautiful Venetian type architecture *loves* . Apparently its history goes all the way back to the 1100's.
The chiming clock tower
This is the library which Oxford student use. So quaint!
In Oxford, we met up with Ben's cousin, Adelaide & her boyfriend Thomas. Thomas is an undergrad at Oxford so he could bring us around the campus grounds.
Everything on campus looks like something out of a postcard.
The student dorms. My hall looks like the servants' quaters in comparison
AHAHAAHA. Don't you just love Sam? :P
SEE!! So Harry Potter~!
According to Thomas the film production uses the places when the university is closed during the summer.
He brought us to one of the towers on the grounds. Apparently they only give the keys to the tower to students who do not have exams that term. A lot of people have committed suicide from that tower, so the university has attached so many terms to it! Like you can only access the tower on a sunny day and at night you're not allowed to go up.
The spiral staircase going up! Energetic sam :3
Then, a sure sign we have finally reached the top.
Gawd I was out of breath. I thought the spiralling would never end.
But the view was SUPER WELL WORTH IT!!
Sam & Ben: I went to Oxford and did this.
Met a group of students who were participating in the "Festival of Colour" that day
Gorgeous spring is everywhere these days. Though it doesn't officially start till the 21st of March, its hard to deny that its already here.
Oddly bare-leafed pink flowering tree on the grounds
The Oxford Canal - teamwork seems to be a problem.lol
I really really (X10) wanted to rent a boat but the angmo's werent' up for it :( . wouldn't it have been the cooolest rowing along the canal???? Reading has canals too apparently so I'm trying to see whether they rent boats too!
We mostly walked around parks and campus grouds in Oxford as everything is very very spread out.
We love bricks.
We popped into another University called "Christchurch" .
Oh, btw, remember this???????????????????????????
Yep, we're eating in a place like this for dinner. (next post)