Doorway to ancient knowledge... also a secret entrance to fairy-tale worlds

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Gil Cavalcanti on March 1, 2009

The Radcliffe Camera viewed from one of the entrances of the Radcliffe library.

Oxbridge College structure and architecture inspired J.K. Rowling in her fantasy series "Harry Potter", as well as Phillip Pulman's "The Golden Compass", amongst others.


Gil Cavalcanti on March 1, 2009

Apparently this pic does not comply with this months theme, since the main door is clearly not solid and the solid door takes way too little space in the frame.

I'll try to change it into something more acceptable later this week or else I'll have to run this month with an out-of-subject photo :(


peargrin on March 1, 2009

it's a shame, grcav, this is a beauty! cheers, peargrin

► © Marilyn Kendall on March 3, 2009

Gil A great picture. Good fortune in the NPC contest to you and everyone!

Greetings from Italy, Marilyn

♥♫♥ TIFFANY ♥♫♥ on March 7, 2009


This is a very good indeed photo. I wish you good luck in the NPC.

Greetings from Duino, Tiffany

saykut on March 8, 2009

A very nice shot...Good luck on NPC.Greetings .Saykut

gezginruh on March 8, 2009

A perfect composition! Good luck on NPC.My greetings.GGR.

Argenna on March 10, 2009

Nice image . Good luck on NPC !

Greetings from Iasi, Romania , Argenna .

Gil Cavalcanti on March 23, 2009

Hi Rob,

I'll try to do the counting tonight. I'll upload a table with the results as soon as I have it so we can check if they match.


Gil Cavalcanti on March 24, 2009

Hi Bruce,

thanks for your kind words, apologies for running with an off-topic photo and, mainly, thanks for the great effort you put into the game. You did a great job this month. I hope it didn't take too heavy a toll and that we will keep seeing you in future contests!


thanos Kouk on April 2, 2009


Marketa.L on April 9, 2009

Beautiful picture. VOTED

Cigoto on April 12, 2009

Voted this one, that remember my travel there.


choniron NO VIEWS on April 20, 2009

Magnífica composición. Un saludo desde Madrid, España.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 1, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Gil Cavalcanti
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A100
    • Taken on 2007/04/04 14:02:52
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 12.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash