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Friday, July 17, 2009

A Visit to Hogwarts...

My youngest child will be a high school senior this fall. She's thinking ahead to college, so we are touring some local campuses in the next week.

Today we went to the University of Washington, with all its gorgeous Gothic architecture.

The main library especially, has always been a favorite of mine.

Built to represent a 'cathedral of learning'...

Parts of the interior also look like the inside of a cathedral.

Or a castle...

...massive stone archways and curves....


And then there is the graduate-student library!

Hogwarts anyone?

If it wasn't for all the sun-drenched windows and walls, it would feel remarkably like its wizardly counterpart...

All the beautiful, ornate details...

A magical place indeed.

10 comments:

PG said...

It is lovely! Looks very clean and light. (Gloucester Cathedral cloisters were used for some of the Hogwarts filming and they are suitably dim.)

Jennifer Rose said...

o.0 that is a gorgeous building! thanks for sharing the pics :)

Soozcat said...

Now THAT is a library.

Kelly Light said...

sign me up! - I'd go there in a heartbeat. You took great pics.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

It is totally Hogwarts !

The Garden Ms. S said...

If I had a library like that to study in, I would be top student!

Gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

This would be a wonderful place to learn things
a very Oxfordy look to it
yes, maybe Hogwarts too

Karen said...

Wow! I wish the college I went to had been like that! How inspiring it really is like Hogwarts.

Anonymous said...

Wow

Elena

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Makes me want to go back to school! Thank you for sharing I had no idea UW was so breathtaking!

(hee, and I think it looks very Hogwarts!)