New university in Hebei bears striking similarity to Harry Potter school

Updated: 01 May 2014
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Looks familiar? The building brings to mind the set of the Harry Potter films

 

The designers say that the structure is modelled on medieval European buildings

 

The huge university boasts hundreds of room

 

Can you tell the difference? A model of Hogwarts used in the Harry Potter films

 

However, potions, Quidditch and spells are not likely to be on the syllabus - and you will also have to move to China.

A new university being built in Xinle City, in the Hebei Province, bears a striking resemblance to the fictional school from the Harry Potter books.

 

However, the designers say that the likeness is coincidental, and that the buildings are modelled on castles of medieval Europe.

The university will welcome its first students later this year.

 

SOURCE: www.express.co.uk

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charleswbaer Commented on 19 Oct 2014
howdy . greetings and salutations from sino land . really in the swing of things here at T U T E . tianjin university of technology and education . classes are going great . I have 11 classes each and hour and a half . three of my classes now have a chalk board . I love chalk boards . love the chalk dust . now Im just telling my classes that everyone stands up and talks about something for over a minute . its the only way I can get them to speak . I tell everyone to talk loud all the time . something about chinese culture , women dont raise their voice . they just dont . they wont . I dont know why . they wont do it . so I have given up on that . also , we watch movies in some of my classes . I knew this would be a problem as soon as I saw it . now all they want to do is watch movies and I try to do anything else , like teach english , they get all pissed off . I start all my classes telling them we can talk about whatever they want to talk about , and its dead silence , then , after a while , they say they want to talk about something different , so , I say great , what . dead silence . if they give the right answer , teacher is happy . if they give the wrong answer , teacher is not happy . now they are scared of teacher . ok . so , teacher is suppose to be happy when they give the wrong answer . if a student does not know the answer they have to say , I dont know . if they say that over and over then they come to the front of the class as teacher makes them repeat the lesson word for word . I say a word , they say a word . like 40 words . I only have on condition in my class . you have to participate . if your not going to participate , stay out of my class . one woman did not want to participate so I got my boss to come say hello during class . guess she had a sore throat . but I really enjoy it and Im apparently a big hit on campus . got paid the other day . got 5000 yuan at night on a bridge over a high way . cash . someone bumped into me as I was counting it out . awesome . future payments will be depositied into my joint atm card with my boss timmy at china construction bank . 5000 yuan a month for the months that I am working . thats about 800 american dollars . I dont work febuary so I wont get paid in march . I think I am playing in my second band tonight . a few weeks ago I took a walk north to the hai he river . hai means river or ocean , and he means the other one . this is the big river that goes through town to the ocean . so , between tute and the river is a big new apartment complex and then undeveloped land and then the river . so the river goes from bridge to bridge , about a mile and a half , with nothing there . so thats really cool . and a two bedroom apartment right next to tute costs about 250 bucks a month . so thats pretty cheap . so , something for me to consider in june after I sign my new contract . I can sign it with my peeps and make less money or sign it by myself and make more money . will have to talk this issue over with my peeps next year . turtle = dead . was going to toss him into the lily pond but ended up throwing him in the rafters in the stair case on the top floor , my floor , the third floor . good bye turtle . I have a class on the fourth floor . the class has a big window , which I opened completely . the class has a concrete floor which is raised by the chalk board . so , before I processed all this information , I stumbled off the rise , right twords the big open window , on the forth floor . well , you can tell I did not die because I am sending you this e mail . however , it was a very close call for teacher . the students appeared to have been ammused as well . there are no trash cans in the class rooms , or anywhere in the buildings . have not quite figured that one out yet . ok , chinese cuisine . lets get right down to it . they put scrambled eggs in everything . and there are no egg cartens . are are bought , sold and carried individually or together in bags . lots of bean curd in everything . lots of bean paste in pasteries . sweet bean past . there is a mushroom that I thought was sea weed , it looks like bits of a black plastic bag . that is in a lot of the dishes . its pretty good . the bread is steamed . thats why it is white . I dont really like the sea weed so I avoid it . lots of rice . I like rice . when charles webster baer cooks rise he rinses it a few times first . not sure that they do that here . I am good with chop sticks but use a spoon . I cant help but think that at some point the chinese people will simply admit that a fork or spoon is a better utensil for eating than chop sticks . you cant eat corn or peas with chop sticks , but they serve it . so whats the deal . more investigation is necessary . in order to get my students to make more noise I am thinking of hitting the hot button issues . I think that the internet has won and the chinese government is SLOWLY throwning in the towel on censorship . have plenty of fresh roses from the rose garden . they cut em down a few months ago , and , boom , the roses are back and back strong . yay roses . hardley see arnel anymore . we have different sqeduals . so , in short , all is well . peace and love . cwb out .

charles webster baer

tianjin china

october 17th , 2014
  

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