3 Oct 2009

Cambridge Day Trip

It was a beautiful sunny day last Monday. We decided to go to Cambridge. After two hours driving, we were there. My parents like it immediately from the monent they saw the River Cam. Along the river, there are many rowing clubs and all the way long we saw people rowing. They look so beautiful and strong whatever they are men or women. One or some of them might take part in the Oxford & Cambridge race, even 2012 Olympics. Who knows?

Here are some pictures of Cambridge. Let's start with the symbol of Cambridge: King's College.


This is year is Cambridge University 800 years anniversary. How old is the apple tree below? What did it experience in the history? Is Newton's apple tree? Of course not.A descendant of the original tree can be seen growing outside the main gate of Trinity College, Cambridge, below the room Newton lived in when he studied there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton

I saw this apple tree 6 years ago when I firstly came to Cambridge. I feel it did not change at all. Only people changed. Six years ago I was there with my friends. All of us were still the university students. Now, I came here with my daughter and my parents. I can not imagine how it will be when my daughter comes here by herself. Will she still see the apple tree? I think so and hope so.


Punting along the River Cam is wonderful experience. I did this last time. You can see 8 colleges and 9 bridges with the tour. This time we missed the Bridge Of Sighs at St. John's college as we can not see it from the street.



Below is Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College. The earlier version of bridge had iron pins or screws at the joints, driven in from the outer elevation. It is said that the bridge was originally built without nails.


The finest avenue of trees in Cambridge at Jesus Green:

Here is the house at Bridge Street. Stratford-upon-Avon is famous for this style of buildings.


There are some famous churches in Cambridge. Here is one of them - round church (Holy Sepulcher).

There are some special shops in Cambridge where you find nice things, like this

And I like this postcard.


Six years past, I only reconized one thing has changed - Grasshopper Clock. It was officially unveiled to the public last September. 

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