Monday, October 5, 2009
Oxford is actually a time travel portal. Sometimes you can see through the thin veil of time that - hey look!
Cemetery and bicycles.
Robin enters the Bodleian Library courtyard.
The statue on the other side of the courtyard is William Herbert.
Around the courtyard perimeter are doors, entrances to different areas of knowledge. This door is labeled SCHOLA METAPHYSICAE.
This door is labeled SCHOLA GRAMMATICAE ET HISTORIAE.
You've heard of The Ivory Towers of Academia? This is them. Really. I'm not kidding.
Oxford Castle dates back to around 1100. It later became a prison, and now a luxury hotel. Some parts of the castle and prison are left as they were for tours. Most of the rooms are now hotel rooms.