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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tour of Oxford

- Christ Church

I'm rereading The Defector and in it Gabriel Allon, Israeli agent and art restorer, visits a friend in Oxford who takes him to the University of Oxford Botanic Gardens to talk and tells him ...

A hundred and fifty years ago, a mathematician from Christ Church used to come here with a young girl and her two sisters. The mathematician was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The girl was Alice Liddell. Their visits served as the inspiration for a book Dodgson would write under the pen name Lewis Carroll -- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, of course.

You can go on a virtual tour of the garden here and here's a brief video tour of Oxford ...


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