One of the coolest things I saw when I was in Glasgow was a blue police box. I talked a little bit about Doctor Who when I saw some of the sights in Cardiff, but here’s a brief summary for those of you who haven’t seen it: It’s a show about a man called the Doctor, who travels through space and time. He’s really cool and saves the world all the time. The show started in the 1960s, making it the longest-running science fiction series. It’s also something many British people are very proud of. (When I arrived in England, my flatmates were relieved that I was caught up on all of the episodes so that I would understand the Doctor Who references.)
Anyway, the Doctor travels in his time machine/space ship called the TARDIS (time and relative dimension in space), the slogan of which is “It’s bigger on the inside.” It’s supposed to change to blend into its surroundings. However, the “chameleon circuit” broke when the Doctor went to London in 1963, so it’s been stuck in the shape of a police call box ever since. I had no idea any of the boxes existed anymore, so seeing one in Glasgow was a nice surprise and a fan-girl’s dream come true!
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