“Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more." "You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing." "Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Recently, Oxford...

and its collection of independently founded colleges, 
have drawn Harry Potter fans curious to view film locations.

However, there are also those who are "curiouser and curiouser" 
about its connection to Alice in Wonderland.  

So, back in June when our teenage visitor was in town,
 we had multiple reasons for Oxford to be on our itinerary.
1)  We were a few weeks early for Alice's Day celebrated every July,
but not too early for our own Mad Tea Party.
Lewis Carroll, a Christ Church math student, 
met Alice, the daughter of a Dean, and let his imagination take Alice on an adventure.
Many items in the story are based on curiousities found on campus.

2)  College visit…

With this young lady,
Oxford would be lucky to have her.

There was evidence all over town…
of the approaching graduation ceremonies.

3)  Harry Potter…

Not being real into the whole Harry Potter thing, 
my knowledge of these exact locations in the film is lacking.
Those of you who are fans, know exactly what went on in each of these areas.

4)  Although photos are not allowed,
our tour of Bodleian Library was quite impressive.
Over 11 million printed materials.

5)  Wandering about campus…
enjoying the sunshine...

 and the view.

Oxford will be all lit up in a couple of weeks 
as they kick off their Christmas Season with the Light Festival 2014
November 21-23.

Sounds like a wonderful time to visit this charming city. 

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