Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Downing Doubled

Dow2, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Sadly he didn't attend the college, I just like the quote. This is a shot of Downing's Chapel which was only built in the 1950s. Turning around affords you this rather exceptional view of the Catholic Church but better still, go here and play with this uber-cool panorama of the Main Court. Not bad environs to spend your days eh? You could be excused for feeling a bit special, I think.