Funny thing is I never got into DCI Morse. The video was old and 4:3 format video leaves black stripes on both sides of my TV and the dull resolution made me less interested in the show whereas the DCI Lewis is relatively newer and better in resolutions wise. But <Endeavor> is the one I really got hooked on. The actings, the characters, the music and of course The Oxford are the things that made me wanting to see Oxford so badly. Finally the long waiting is finished.
A beautiful May, Jo, a friend of mine invited me and other friends to Oxford and have dinner at her college together. I didn't plan on or wish for a perfect weather since English weather is so unpredictable. But it was a greatly blue and refreshingly clear day. Everything was super clear and nostalgic at the same time whether it was on top of the church of St. Mary The Virgin or along the river where many young students who were rowing vigorously. I've never been here before. Yet it feels so familiar. This small murderous city already became my favorite place.
Often, we get a bit disappointed when we see somethings that really wanted to see in person. The David Letterman show theater was so small when I had a chance to be an audience, but somehow on TV it looked a lot bigger. How strange that I felt at the time. However Oxford wasn't the case. It was as beautiful as I saw it on TV. The brides Head was grand. Walking along the peaceful river was pure joy. Attending Sunday supper at Jo's college was like if I was in Harry Potter movie without floating candles and magics. Jo was about seven months pregnant. She led us to everywhere possible, even more energetic than us. That day, I walked about 25,000 steps. Great sightseeing and workout at the same time.
There are so many places I want to see in person. Foyle's Hastings, Sydney's Grantchester and Mathias' Aberystwyth. One step at a time.