St John's College, Cambridge
First we saw the St John College while we were punting , later we entered into the college and visited the beautiful Front Gate , First Court , The Chapel ,Chapel Court,Second Court , Third Court ,New Court and Cripps Building as well.
The Architecture of this college made me speechless , I could never ever imagine One College Could be so beautifully decorated.'The Bridge of Sighs' concept ,which is actually connecting the New Court with Third Court is really nice. This place is so pretty and picturesque.
Favorite thing: We came across St John's College while punting...our guide told us that some of the Harry Potter movie/s were filmed there...since I don't watch those movies I have no idea but it looks like a great setting for a movie like that anyway. ;)
Favorite thing: This famous bridge is a replica of its illustrious eponym in Venice, but is still worth the sight. It is actually called "St John's College New Bridge", connecting the Third Court and New Court of the famous College. It was designed by Henry Hutchinson in 1827, and built in 1831.
Favorite thing: The Neo-Gothic New Court of St Johns College stands on the other side of the river Cam to the rest of the college. The clock tower is nowadays known as 'The Wedding Cake' due to its extravagant design.
Take a look at St. Johns College.
Founded in 1511 by the mother of King Henry VII (see the line of Royal patronage for many of these colleges, especially among the Tudors). The picture here is of First Court, the first part of the college to be built. Behind it towers the chapel of the college, a much later addition.
Favorite thing: It's hard to see from this picture, but the clock tower of New Court has no clock! This is because it lost in the race to complete building works against one of the other colleges! Strike me down for not remembering which one!! The clock in the tower of this other college apparently strikes the hour twice, once for itself and once for New Court!!
The Bridge Of Sighs
Bridging the river Cam to join New Court to the rest of St John's College.
Favorite thing: Bridging the river Cam to join New Court to the rest of St John's College is 'The Bridge Of Sighs' - guess where it got the name from!