Pictures of a new university being built in Hebei have been making rounds on the web after online users pointed out that the castle-esque buildings bear more than a passing resemblance to Hogwarts (the school in Harry Potter where wizards and witches go to learn magic, tricks).
Weibo user @Shijiazhuangweiba posted these photos of Hebei Academy of Fine Arts, located in Xinle, and they’ve been circulating among fans across the microblog. Even the UK’s Daily Mail agrees that the university, what with its clock tower and magical-looking spires, takes on quite a likeness to Harry P’s ol’ stomping grounds (actually Alnwick Castle in Northumberland with some digital enhancement). Designers say that the university has been modeled on the architecture of castles from medieval Europe.
The university will reportedly be open for students later this year, at which point we have coincidentally decided to resume our studies…of fine arts.