Thursday, July 11, 2013

Off with their heads!

 Can you imagine her here?
     A pleasant surprise about Oxford is that it not only had "the Inklings" (Tolkein, C.S.Lewis) teaching the ways of the world and the ways of "otherworlds" there, also the dean's little girls lived there. One of them was named Alice. While you may only know she ended up passing through a mirror and falling down a rabbit hole, did you know that Wonderland was below Oxford? Her father's office overlooked this beautiful grassy yard and tree....look familiar?
So tiny, she's at the bottom of the upper left pane


Lewis Carroll must have had a lot of free time on his hands because he became friends with the girls and created the stories of Alice in Wonderland. Oxford is so proud of those stories because in one of the stained glass windows in the Great hall, there are images of Alice and all the characters bright as day in that dark hall of kings.
Move over Harry, Alice is in the house!

I think the Queen of Hearts is my favorite villain (sorry Voldemort! She's got the powa'!)

She had the mind of Henry VIII "Off with their HEEEEEADS!!"


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