CAMBRIDGE

Tuesday, July 2.

War memorial of a soldier looking back to the train station after the First World War.

Modern in amongst the old.

Weather vane on pavilion representing Syd Barnes.

Punts ready to go.

So are we.

Punter, Antony. Linda wanted to take him home.

The mathematical bridge. Every piece of timber is straight.

Kings bridge.

Kings college chapel.

Enjoying the sun and the ride.

This was where the original crossing was. Note how the bridge is slightly bowed. This was due to moving cannons over it during WWII.

Back door to Queens college.

Queens college.

Guardians on Queens bridge.

Queens bridge or as it is commonly known, the Bridge of Sighs, as in Venice, although this one transports students, not prisoners.

Vines have taken over.

Kind of being built out.

This is where the original crossing was in Roman times. Called the metal bridge.

Built by Mr Brown.

Permanent low tide. River is only 30 cm’s deep, hence the use of punts.

Obviously part of the horticultural college.

Charles Darwin’s house.

Mother and ducklings at the wharf.

Off into Kings College to look through the chapel.

The chapel.

Yep that’s us.

College square.

Hasn’t been adjusted for daylight saving.

Front gates.

Inside the chapel. The largest the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world. Breathtaking.

Organ practice for 5.30 service.

The crowns of kings.

Tried to get ceiling and windows in a pano.

Magnificent stained glass. All the glass was removed and stored during the war. When Su heard a guide mention this, she remembered that she had been here forty years ago with a tour group. Then there was a visitors book, which she signed and looked back three years to find her parents names.

One of the lovely paintings.

Now this is a lock.

Choir stalls. Rather ornate.

The bible stand.

More of that ceiling.

The window at the other end of the chapel.

Definitely not made last week.

Now that’s a door.

Lovely iron work.

Pano of the square.

First edition of the King James Bible.

Sculptures outside Great St Mary’s.

This statue obviously has a story.

Interesting electric bike.

Stopped at the Robin Hood to quench our thirst on the way home.

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