Monday, July 6, 2009

In wonderland

There was a garden.

There were flamingo-looking umbrellas.  
There were tea mugs...
.... and some very tempting tea cakes. 


Oxford transformed itself into Wonderland to celebrate Alice's day on Saturday. There were celebrations all over town, and we chose to have a picnic in the Botanical Gardens, and watched a representation of the story.



I'm feeling a strong urge to read the book again, and I can't wait to see what Tim Burton makes of the classic. It looks wonderfully scary!

28 comments:

  1. What a wonderful theme party!! I would love to dress like Alice and eat a cupcake with "EAT ME"

    LOL Very fun!!!!!

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  2. Love the pictures. This party looks like a blast.

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  3. "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" (from Alice in Wonderland and on my desk).

    We have Through the Looking Glass on our summer reading list. I only hope I will be able to read it as well as my dad did many years ago...

    Is this an annual event? I will have to put it on my "must see" lists...

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  4. Theatre and concerts in the park is something the Brits do very well, and know how to enjoy thoroughly!

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  5. that looks like so much fun! mmmm and that cupcake... besos!

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  6. My inner child is squealing with delight! The photos are great, B. Are you having fun with your new Nikon?

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  7. Oh what a lovely party! Alice in Wonderland is a book that works as a foundation for inspiration on my current "novel/story/book" that I am working on....I would have LOVED to have seen the event!

    i will most definitely be seeing the movie!

    thank you for sharing!

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  8. Hello B.. your blog is very interesting..!!

    Alice in wonderland is one of my fav fantasy tales. I am waiting for the movie too. your pics look awesome.

    I am a new blogger and your comment on my post gave me a nice boost.
    Thank you so much.

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  9. I love the flamingo unbrellas. What I wouldn't have given to be there! Great photos.

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  10. En Oxford sois unos bohemios!Ya está bien,pasadnos algo,por favor!jajaja

    Me encantan todas las cosas que escribes sobre tu ciudad,esque es una auténtica pasada!
    Muchos besitos :)

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  11. b
    i didn't knew that there was Alice's day, that is so cool!!

    i love the garden and the umbrellas!!

    xoxo

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  12. Oh how super and oh..so...ENGLISH too. Gorgeous photos, eat me? Don't mind if I do!

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  13. Oh wow! This looks great! I wish I was there...

    I'm really looking forward to Tim Burton's take on Alice, it looks scary in a very Burtonian way.

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  14. the movie DOES look wonderfully scary, doesn't it? I have to admit the book went totally over my head when I was a child, i hated it....but now i am keen to try again. do you think it might be ok to read A in W-Land with cliff's notes.....?

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  15. I love Alice in Wonderland... but something tells me that I prefer Disney's version! I've learnt it quite by heart... with two children... Anyway I will read the book again :) Bye!

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  16. I have wanted to read this book for so long. I know, I am a sad case. ; )
    xo

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  17. I'm not sure why fairytales are scary. Sleeping Beauty and Snow White should give any young girl nightmares.

    However this tea party doesn't look a bit scary. It looks rather fun.

    I want one of those umbrella's pleaseeeee :)

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  18. Wow cool. Alice in wonderland is such an amazing book, especially because the author used the childrens book to aid against the government, how smart.

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  19. So creative and fun! Great post. and have a very merry un-birthday!

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  20. i would like to live in a wonderland. wonderful post :-) wish you a happy day*

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  21. I love that first photo of the lily pads and flowers....lovely!

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  22. So magical those pictures. Looks like an absolutely wonderful event. Makes me want to read the book again. Love this post.

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  23. I've just watched the trailer for Alice and now I'm hooked, I'm looking forward to it!

    I've just realised that having commented on your post already but from home in Krakow it's been saved as Wojciech, as I was using my brother's PC... so in case you wondered who your new fan named Wojciech is, it's still me, Polly from the old fanclub :-)

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