I have now lived in Cambridge for over 10 years. As it so happens this is also the longest period of stay by me in any one place in all my 40+ years. And yet I don’t have many pictures of the city (something I will need to change in 2013!).
Cambridge: the famous university town with more famous ivy-clad venerable colleges, historical institutions and personalities. There is a lovely river, the Cam that runs its placid route between the colleges (the backs), under myriad bridges and plays host to punts filled with wide-eyed tourists as they hear tales of history, science and culture that stemmed from these colleges.
As rivers go, the Cam is a mere 40 miles from its humble beginnings in the tributaries Rhee and Granta. But in Cambridge, the river takes on a life of its own with punting, rowing and canoeing activities throughout the year.
There are some 23 bridges on the Cam in Cambridge alone. A majority of these bridges are private and link the colleges with their extensive grounds towards the back. None is probably more evocative than the St. John’s College “Bridge of Sighs” that links the Third Court and the New Court of the college.
Cambridge is a great place to visit at any time of the year, more so to be able to enjoy punting on the Cam. A future article will deal with some of the more famous colleges.
7 thoughts on “Cambridge on the Cam”
Beautiful place you live in!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Oh yes Wendy, Cambridge is a lovely town, except I don’t go there often with a camera!
You are indeed lucky to live there. Show us a little more of it this year.
Thanks Aparna, my resolution this year is to highlight the lesser known features of Cambridge (and there are lots)!!
Great photos J. You can capture a bit more of the quaint traditions of the academics there? Including the kind of colours which the masters wear and so on?
Thanks Bala.. One of these days I’ll lie in wait to photograph Stephen Hawking! But absolutely, there’s a lot more to Cambridge than building and the Cam,,,