Cambridgeshire Favorites

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Cambridgeshire Favorites

  • St John's College

    Cambridge Favorites

    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...

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  • King's College

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    There are lots of beautiful college buildings in Cambridge but the King's College would have to be one of the most impressive... The Cathedral is absolutely huge and the other buildings around the campus are too!

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  • Punting

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    While we were punting down the River Cam we came across the Mathematical Bridge...our guide told us that many years ago the maths students couldn't work out how the bridge was built without any bolts etc so they pulled it apart, then they couldn't get it to go back together without the bolts so they had to use them to join the bridge back...

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  • Walking Around

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    We enjoyed the Boat Ride most.It was a fantastic experience , may be it could be much more enjoyable if we colud hire a self help Boat , however none of us was capable to do this , so hired a boat with guide. Though I miss the whole City , specially miss St John's College CAMBRIDGE , The Front Gate ,The Chapel,Chapel Court ,New Court and Cripps...

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  • Trinity College

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    Trinity College Trinity College is one of the largest and most attractive colleges. It was established in 1546 by Henry VIII on the site of several earlier foundations. The Great Court, Cambridge's largest enclosed court, incorporates buildings from the 15th century.

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  • Round Church

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    The Round Church is right in the middle of town (or close enough) and is worth checking out quickly. It's a very old church (aparently the oldest round church in England?) and it's really nice inside. Although it's not huge, you can spend some time looking around inside...

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  • Tourist Information

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    Tourist Information To help tourist, City Council Cambridge has put these guided boards. These are small maps of city; it also shows the places of interest. These boards could be found every quarter of a mile in the city and easy to understand. It is a blessing for people like me, who could easily be lost.

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  • History of Cambridgeshire

    Cambridgeshire has some of earliest known Neolithic permanent settlements in the United Kingdom, although earliest records show that the county was first settled by the English at about the 6th century by bands of Engles, who forced their way up the Ouse and the Cam, and established themselves in the fen-district, where they became known as the...

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  • My heart throbs along

    _The golden willow by the river sideDressed by the setting sun like a bride Its reflection dances on the waves beyondMy heart throbs along.

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  • Farewell Cambridge

    _Quietly I leaveAs quietly as I had arrived.I wave and brush my sleevesso as not to take along with me any drifting clouds.

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  • Silent is tonight's Cambridge

    _But I can no longer singWhile the flute softly hums the tune of departureThe summer bugs are silent for meSilent is tonight's Cambridge.

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  • Searching for Dreams

    _Searching for dreams?I steer a punt with a long poleStirring up greener and greener weeds. With a boat-load of silver and diamond stars I sing out loud under the star-lit skies.

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  • Dream of rainbows

    _The pond under the elm canopyIs not a creek but a shattered rainbow from the sky.Broken and fragmented by the floating algaIt tells of a dream of rainbows.

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  • Farewell Cambridge

    _Softly I leaveas softly as I had arrivedSoftly I wave goodbye To the drifting clouds in the western sky.

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  • Weed in the River Cam

    _The weeds that grow in the soft mudWag and wave under the water. In the softness of the River CamI am contented to be a weed.

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  • Arrival

    I took the earliest bus (7:30 am) from the Victoria coach station to Cambridge. Having spent the last two days walking around on the dirty streets of London, I longed for a relaxing day at this beautiful campus.I started exploring this university town at the local market with a quick brunch in Starbucks. Then I bought a map at the tourist...

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  • The so-called Mathematical...

    The so-called Mathematical Bridge is located beside Silver St, behind Queen's College. It used to span across the river without any bolts and nuts to support, totally relying on exact calculations based on Principle of Moments. Many years back whenever students got hangovers, the principle would be upset as they took the bridge down. Today it is...

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  • The Backs, which are the...

    The Backs, which are the meadows adjoining the River Cam, faces the rear of these colleges and is peppered with daffodils. It is undeniably a delightful place for strolling or picnicking. Punting on the peaceful waters of River Cam can make a great day out but it can also mean a wet and hectic one. Standing on one of the bridges, I observed the...

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  • Not too far away north is the...

    Not too far away north is the Trinity, the largest of the colleges. Its Great Court is surrounded by a magnificent collection of Tudor architecture, including the popular Sir Christopher Wren's library. Next to Trinity is the St John's College. This campus spreads across River Cam and is connected by the Bridge of Sighs, a replica of Venice's....

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  • visit several of the colleges...

    visit several of the colleges although they are subjected to restricted opening hours. Most colleges are closed to visitors for the Easter term (from mid-April to mid-June); all are closed from mid-April to mid-June for exams. Visitors tend to recognize the popular three to go to. They are the King's College, St John's College and Trinity...

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  • The Neo-Gothic New Court of St...

    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.

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  • Take a look at St. Johns...

    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.

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  • One of the most famous aspects...

    One of the most famous aspects of Trinity College is its quadrangle. Made famous by the film 'Chariots Of Fire', a competition amongst students was to try to run the round the quadrangle while the clock strikes 12.

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  • Something a lot of people miss...

    Something a lot of people miss initially when they look at the Great Gate (me included) is the fact that the statue of Henry VIII is holding a chair leg in his right hand! This used to be an sceptre, but was replaced long ago by mischievious students. Oh, what imps they were!The information about this chair leg prank was told to us by the guide on...

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  • Take a look around Trinity...

    Take a look around Trinity College. Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII (of the 6 wives fame!). Henry granted great wealth to this college, giving it land and property that had belonged to the monasteries, which Henry had dissolved (abolished).The picture here is of the Great Gate of Trinity College.

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  • Kings College Chapel was...

    Kings College Chapel was completed some 70 years after it began and is a testimony to the skills of the masons of the day. The valuting in the roof is lighter than that seen in any other comparable building in the country.

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  • This view of Kings College,...

    This view of Kings College, taken from the fields behind the colleges and seperated from them by the river Cam, is one of Cambridges most famous views - and justifiably so. (This area behind the colleges is known as 'The Backs')

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  • It's hard to see from this...

    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!!

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  • Bridging the river Cam to join...

    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!

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  • See the Colleges, with all of...

    See the Colleges, with all of their associated buildings, chapels, quadrangles, bridges, gardens - you name it, these colleges have it all, along with a great history of famous scholars, teachers and patrons.The most famous, and probably the most beautiful, is Kings College, shown below in a variety of views.Kings College was founded in 1441 by...

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  • Krystynn's General Tip

    Cambridge is one of Britain's most prestigious academic cities and its pride and joy must surely be King's College. I know you're waiting for me to write this down... :-)

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  • spend a day doing nothing......

    spend a day doing nothing... but just lazing around! ;-))) But if you're pressed for time, then I guess.... this option is definitely not possible.

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  • go SHOPPING! There are many...

    go SHOPPING! There are many wonderful little side streets and the market square to tempt every shopping enthusiasts.... Shopping along King Street also deserves an entire chapter! It is really quite possible to spend an entire day just shopping around this area i.e. King Street.... filled with record stores, pubs, hair salons and shoe boutiques....

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  • Walk along the river Cam or if...

    Walk along the river Cam or if you can, float down- or upstream on a boat that is moved by a pushing a stick at undeep bottom of the riverbed (like a gondola). It is a joy to do so and relaxes the mind. It's good I didn't study here as I would only try to major in this (besides playing cricket and laying on the wonderful grassfields). The view...

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  • Punting is the most important...

    Punting is the most important activity. You can choose the punters or do it by yourself! (If you think you're strong enough because it's not easy to do well). The best time to go is from April to July/August (depends on the weather). After punting, you can go to the tradition 'bear' shop...am I look like a bear?

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  • Bricamb's General Tip

    Cambridge is perhaps at its best during the summer months. The city is pretty busy then but there's always the option to escape the city centre crush by visiting the local parks or a riverside pub. The photo is of Jesus Green, which is a large green space down by the River Cam and is not far from the city centre. It's very popular as a sun...

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  • pollon's General Tip

    ...in the end... after some other confusion, wrong information on the direction board of the platform of this other station and further wait... the train arrived!!!

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  • pollon's General Tip

    Here a lady of the station security railtrack was in charge of helping passengers to find out their soonest possible train... and after an anxious and noisy waiting... anxious because news or infos never seemed to appear on the timetable and noisy because a lot of people was complaining, the loudspeaker said that people directed to Cambridge...

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  • pollon's General Tip

    Then, while I was in vain trying to ask the driver how many stops to mine, a nice black man offered to tell me where to get out ... only we passed up the stop because the gas leak was exactly at King's Cross: no bus was allowed to stop and the whole station was at a stand still... so a young lady proposed to me a further and smaller station from...

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  • pollon's General Tip

    While trying to reach the other side of a traffic-congested street, I had a look at the bus timetable of the stop I was passing by so why not a bus instead as there was one to my station...The bus to King's Cross was of course overcrowded but the lady in charge of speeding up the people packing in the lower deck of a typical red double decker...

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  • pollon's General Tip

    I left Bristol around the middle of the morning and I was supposed to reach Cambridge in the early afternoon but in London, while going from Paddington Station to King's Cross, we passengers were adviced we had to change mean of transport because of a gas leak in the underground and I found myself looking for a taxi in the Planetarium zone, which...

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  • pollon's General Tip

    It cannot really be defined my fondest memory but in a sort of bad luck I had, I have met nice and helpful people and I don't really consider it a misfortune... but let's start from the beginning: the idea was born because I have always liked foreign languages and in 1987 I got the Certificate of Proficiency in English Language of Cambridge...

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  • Punting on the River Cam.You...

    Punting on the River Cam.You can punt between Grantchester and Jesus Lock, by Jesus Green, a route which takes you along the Backs (the backs of some of the older Cambridge colleges). Cambridge is a lovely City and so many memories it is tough to pick the best, but I guess sitting in a punt being coseted with a picnip hamper full of yummy food and...

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  • The colleges contain the great...

    The colleges contain the great architectural treasures of Cambridge. Founded not by remote bureaucrats, but by kings, queens (Queens' was founded by two queens), bishops, nobles, guilds and rich widows, they attracted powerful patrons and large endowments of land and money. Such wealth, plus natural discrimination, led the colleges to use the best...

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  • Yet Cambridge was important...

    Yet Cambridge was important long before the University existed. Here, at the meeting of dense forests to the south and trackless, marshy Fens to the north, was the lowest reliable fording place of the River Cam, or Granta. In the first century BC an Iron Age Belgic tribe built a settlement on what is now Castle Hill. Around 40years later the Romans...

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