Last year around this time I had hardly gotten 15 minutes of sleep from waiting in a Chicago airport, sitting on a plane for 7 hours, getting on a bus in London, and finally arriving at Oxford. It was the first location my tour group hit and while we were all a bit sleep deprived and adjusting to the time change, it was hard not to get just a little excited.

Though relatively vacant at the time, the campus was breathtaking. These photos do not do it justice, but it felt like stepping back in time. The architecture is classic and walking down the hallways felt like stepping into a different world (Although, the gift shop did ruin some of the illusion). Maybe that’s why some of the halls and steps were selected to film Harry Potter in.

I know I say this just about everyplace I’ve visited, but it is so beautiful there. I’m in love with old buildings and, while exhausted, being there was an incredible experience.


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