England is known for a lot of things and I just think it is important for them to uphold the reputation they've earned over the centuries. One of them is the education. Education is very important to England; so important that they made a law that it is compulsory for children aged between 5 and 16 to have access to a full-time education, by attending a state school or otherwise stated (homeschool or private schools). To complete this Big Blog Exchange Adventure, I think it's just a must to visit Oxford — a well-known university town in the country. But before that, we took a detour to Warwick to see the medieval castle, Warwick Castle. The castle was originally built sometime in 1068 by William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England.
From Boggle Hole/Robin Hood's Bay, it was a five hour drive to Oxford. We left sometime 9AM and arrived approximately 3PM (due to the detour). Since we didn't have enough time, Lucy and I decided to go on a sightseeing bus ride. To be honest, I find the tour experience quite stressful. Oxford is a busy city and the atmosphere is totally different from what I've been used to for the past couple of days. Not to mention, most of the colleges were covered with trees and I could barely get a decent shot of the attractions. I would recommend to take the walking tours than ride the bus.
Because I'm a big Harry Potter fan, Christ Church was a priority. Christ Church is the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, which is the oldest university of the country. According to the Wikipedia (which we should not rely on 100% when doing our homework), the college has produced thirteen British prime ministers. I don't know who these 13 prime ministers are but they certainly helped shaped England to what it is today. This is also where the Great Hall in the Harry Potter series was filmed, which explains why it is a priority. Unfortunately, there was a massive queue and I didn't want to spend half an hour or so waiting.
Anyway, here are some of the shots I took during my trip in Oxford.
Outside Christ Church, there's a shop dedicated to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.