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  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 18 Jul 2017, 00:57
Looks like they are all trying out those new-fangled levitating hoverboards, Chris.
Chris: And they work too!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Jul 2017, 03:43
C'est très beau, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs.
Chris: Glorious isn't it Martine
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Jul 2017, 05:10
Beautifully decorated Tiff, where is this?
Chris: All Souls College (official name: The Warden and the College of the Souls of All Faithful People Deceased in the University of Oxford is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England
wow, this looks fascinating with all the gold tones on the dark underlying paint, Chris.
Chris: Beautiful isn't it Ayush
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 18 Jul 2017, 06:43
Where is this, Chris? Not an easy shot to take so well
Chris: All Souls is one of the wealthiest colleges in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £286.4 million Lisl.[6] However, since the college's principal source of revenue is its endowment, it only ranks nineteenth among Oxford colleges with respect to total income. All Souls is a registered charity under English law.

The college is located on the north side of the High Street adjoining Radcliffe Square to the west. To the east is The Queen's College with Hertford College to the North.

The current warden (head of the college) is Sir John Vickers, a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jul 2017, 06:52
I am in awe and oooh - where is this? - and look at the ceiling!
Chris: Every hundred years, and generally on 14 January, there is a commemorative feast after which the fellows of All Souls, Oxford parade around the College with flaming torches, singing the Mallard Song and led by a "Lord Mallard" who is carried in a chair, in search of a legendary mallard that supposedly flew out of the foundations of the college when it was being built. During the hunt the Lord Mallard is preceded by a man bearing a pole to which a mallard is tied – originally a live bird, latterly either dead (1901) or carved from wood (2001). The last mallard ceremony was in 2001[33] and the next will be held in 2101. The precise origin of the custom is not known but it dates from at least 1632.
Magnifique !!!!
Ce plafond est vraiment splendide ..
Chris: There is no expense spared here Claudine
A magnificent sight. I have read your replies so I don't need to ask where it is
Chris: Oxford is a treasure chest of buildings to explore and enjoy
Nice colours highlighted with gold.
Chris: Thank you Mary
This is a very impressive sight to see.
Chris: Oxford is an interesting place to explore Brian
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jul 2017, 14:07
That looks amazing, what wonderful carvings.
Chris: All to do with prestige and money Anne
Amazing stuff - is that stone or ivory!?
Chris: Stone Tom
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jul 2017, 20:34
Crikey! That is incredible. From what I've read in the other comments, I see that this is a college at Oxford. No doubt this is where you studied.
Chris: I got a double first in twiddleisation, ancient and modern

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