15 March 2015


Following on from last week's post (the time is just flying, don't you think?) we visited Cambridge. It was easy from our hotel to travel to the nearest park and ride to get into the city centre.  Like it's counterpart Oxford the University of Cambridge is made of several colleges, tried to keep track of the places we were visited but gave up!!  We were able to go into the grounds of two colleges, St Johns and Clare.  The architecture of the buildings were fascinating and it was such a lovely spring day it was just nice to have a meander around the city to see the sites.

Me, in front of the Bridge of Sighs in the grounds of St Johns college

 See if you can spot a couple of swallows nests in this crevices of this archway
 The college building are so ornate I really liked this Norman archway
 A tactile map of the city with Braille
 The ceiling of the entrance to the Fitzwilliam Museum
 And part of the floor inside the museum, just loved the mosaics.
The Round Church, one of just 4 in the Country.  We were interested in the roof to this church as the slate used came from Collyweston in Northamptonshire.  David has done some family history research and found one of his ancestors lived in the area of Collyweston and this slate is peculiar to the area, but is no longer mined.

 And this was one photo I could not resist taking, a dinosaur skeleton sculpture outside the Sedgwick Museum, he could make a quick getaway on one of the many bikes parked outside just in front of where it was standing!

Just a few of the photos that we've taken on a lovely Spring Day!

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