Yes, Dave, brilliant day in Cambridge. Lived within 35 miles all my life but never ventured into the city before although I had previously visited the American Cemetery!!!
This church is situated in the centre of town on Trumpington Street. A congregational church, it voted to join the United Reformed Church in 1972.
The front entrance of St John's. See previous photo of the College.
This lane leads off Trinity Street and is an historical street in the heart of the college area in Cambridge. It leads west from Trinity Street and at the north end is Trinity College. At the end of the lane is Clare College to the west and King's College with its huge Chapelblocking the way to the south. I just thought it looked so quaint with the strange chimney stacks!
See previous two photos.
See previous photo.
This college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1511. It's alumni include nine Nobel Prize winners, six Prime Ministers of various countries, three Archbishops, at least two princes and three Saints. Although it bears little resemblance to its namesake in Venice the bridge connecting the Third Court to New Court originally known as the New Bridge is now commonly known as The Bridge of Sighs. It was described by Queen Victoria as "so pretty and picturesque". It is a single-span bridge of stone with highly-decorative Neo-Gothic covered footwalk over the traceried openings. The architect was Henry Hutchinson.I've also photographed the Venice-version and I think this one compares favourably.
More River Cam views.
This bridge is the oldest of Cambridge's current bridges.
This is a popular name for a wooden footbridge in the southwest of central Cambridge, bridging the River Cam. Its official name is simply The Wooden Bridge. It was designed by William Etheridge and built by James Essex in 1749. It has been rebuilt on two occasions in 1866 and 1905. Although it appears to be an arch it is composed entirely of straight timbers built to an unusually sophisticated engineering design, hence the name.