Justin and I took a little tour of the University of Pittsburgh campus this past weekend, 1. because it doesn’t cost any money and 2. because I didn’t have my camera last time we went. The city of Pittsburgh in general has a bunch of gothic-style cathedrals (it seems like there’s one on every corner!) owing to the large Catholic population, and the campus at Pitt is no different. They have beautiful structures all across campus for just about every religion–cathedrals, temples, mosques, etc. But the centerpiece of the school is the Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story gothic-style building that really looks more like a skyscraper than a traditional cathedral.
I had seen it from the outside before (are you kidding? I’ve seen it from the highway, even. It’s kind of hard to miss!), but I had never been inside before this past weekend. And even though it was deadly quiet inside, as soon as the door closed behind us, I let out an audible gasp when I first glimpsed the cavernous foyer. I didn’t even have to say anything to Justin. He hasn’t even seen the movies, but he still elbowed me and whispered, “It looks like Harry Potter’s school, doesn’t it?”
My words cannot do it justice. You have to see the pictures:
How exciting is it that come January I will get to go to school at
Hogwarts Pitt? This is SO much better than taking classes online! But I probably shouldn’t show up to the first day of classes wearing this:
And you know, the more I walked around campus, the more I started to notice other similarities between Hogwarts and Pitt. I’m almost not sure which school I’m enrolled in anymore…
Does this mean that I can take The Fonz to classes with me? 😉
The only thing that I haven’t been able to figure out yet is where the Quidditch stadium is. Oh well…I’ll just ask a passing student next time I’m on campus! 🙂