>Cambridge Curiosities


I was really excited to be returning on a mini road-trip to Cambridge since I was first introduced to the beautiful and prestigious campus town last year. I felt like a brainy college girl, taking a trip across the river, trotting through the romantic arched walkways to make my way to class.. Sadly, the famous University doesn’t run a fashion promotion course (get on it! hehe) so unless I sacrificed my passion for reading History of Art, I wouldn’t be wandering the quaint shops there for uni supplies! But I’m happy enough pretending.. On the upside I do have a lovely bunch of friends who reside there as students of some of the many colleges, each college with its own history and personality. This time, I went to visit my boyfriends brother and this is what I saw and sighed at:
Yes, people aaactually go to uni in these buildings – getting a feel of Harry Potter? You bet.
Its tradition to go punting on the river Cam. Standing on the Bridge of Sighs (where those due to go to prison saw their last sight of freedom, there’s another in Venice), I spotted about 15 boats in less than 5 minutes. Miraculously none crashed. I’m told by a Churchill collegian that its actually very easy to steer. Hmm.
The day was taken up strolling around the town and purchasing the odd Shakeaway to offset the nostalgia. In the evening, we were treated to an intimate gig in the caves of Clare College where we mingled with music students and music apprecios in slouchy sofas and wall benches sipping G+T. The truly tremendous Jazz band, Tomorrows Warriors played tunes that made me have to physically restrain myself from getting up and dancing my heart out. Amazing, amazing music.
What a beautiful end to the day
Markets and lost bicycles from Cambridge when I last visited – see the post here!

  • Emma October 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    >Argh, how beautiful! I'd love to take a trip there when I get the chance.

    …definitely feeling the Harry Potter vibe, aha! Especially in the 4th photograph! x

  • Teacups and Buttondrops October 28, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    >Beautiful pictures 🙂

  • polka dot October 28, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    >Oh I love Cambridge. I feel such an affinity with that place, maybe it's because I"m the daughter of a science teacher (well, he was more a science education professor – taught teachers how to teach science to young children). Our whole life was one big science experiment, very hands on and creative actually. Learning through discovery was his thing (and his books). I hear you about wishing, in a parallel universe.. in my next life I'm coming back as a boy, a geeky science major.

    Miss you Lucy! Hope we'll meet up soon. xx

  • HeyMookie! October 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    >Ahh geez. I wish i could go to cambridge uni just to enjoy the scenery. So amazing.

  • Penny Dreadful October 28, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    >Isn't Cambridge beautiful. I have a friend who goes to uni in one of those buildings, isn't she lucky! (well, lucky, and also very clever and hard working). I still haven't bene punting though, really must do that next summer.

  • arnique October 28, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    >Looks like you had an absolutely fabulous day. I myself was all sighs over the photo of the curling around that old window/gate. Bookmarking Cambridge for another visit!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

  • Anaivilo October 27, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    >Gosh I love Gothic buildings! Very much like Harry Potter indeed. I would die to study there! Really gorgeous photos

  • Diana Mieczan October 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    >Ohh its so beautiful:)Sounds like a wonderful day
    Kisses my dear

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