Saturday, March 26, 2011

Radcliffe Camera and Magdalen College.

By Liv

Now that Nick has more free time, we jumped on the opportunity to get out of the house together – as a family. We headed out to Magdalen College, which is a short 15-minute walk from our house, but stopped first for some cream tea and scones at a lovely garden cafe just across from the beautiful Radcliffe camera. After enjoying our spot of tea, we stumbled in to the church next door to see what was going on. It turned out that there was a choir/play practicing and we were able to sit in the pews and watch – what a treat!

Once at Magdalen College, it became immediately obvious that Stella was much more interested in walking on the grass (which had a noteably large "please stay off grass sign") and plucking the flowers than watching the deer in the deer park on Magdalen's grounds.

Here's a bit of history about Magdalen College, which is pronounced "Maud-lin":
Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester.[4] Regarded by some as one of the most beautiful of the Oxford and Cambridge colleges,[6] Magdalen is also one of the most visited.

 Admiring the Radcliffe Camera.

The Radcliffe Camera.

 We stumbled upon a choir/play rehearsal and sat down to watch for free!

 Magdalen College grounds.

 Who cares about the beautiful deer? There are flowers!

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