May 18, 2006

Fettes College


This rather handsome Gothic style building is a rather exclusive private school, which goes by the name of Fettes College. This building, with its turrets and spires, provided the inspiration for Hogwarts in JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels. The rather odd pink and grey striped blazers they wear as uniform may also have inspired her somewhat too. It is also the school attended by British Prime Minister, Tony Blair...not really the kind of up-bringing you expect of a "Labour" PM!

3 comments:

dutchie said...

I agree about Tony B. (alias Tony Bibby) but I guess that just shows how much of an old boys network it all is.

perle de rosée said...

A beautiful old college !

Nerissa said...

It's very beautiful! I had no idea this was the inspiration for Hogwarts.