Monday, 12 January 2015

EXPLORING CAMBRIDGE


This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while now, but after seeing The Theory of Everything on New Years day (and Eddie Redmayne winning the Golden Globe last night) I thought it would be a great time to finally publish it. Just an hour away by train from London, lies the gorgeous city that is home to the world known Cambridge University where physicist Stephen Hawking himself, studied and taught at. I've always had an affinity with old English architecture, any building from the Anglo-Saxon/Victorian era or inspired immediately sends my heart a flutter so of course the university was a place I'd been dreaming to see with my own eyes one day.

I didn't realise just how vast the university campus is, with plenty of constituent colleges surrounding it. On the way to the Bridge of Sighs located at St. Johns College (still a part of the university) I came across many a picturesque location and in the end decided to just see where my feet led me rather than burying my nose in a map. Unfortunately that meant I couldn't name all the places in the photos but I'm sure they won't be too difficult to find if any of you are thinking of visiting Cambridge. On the day I wore a vintage dress from Capsule Vintage on Etsy, bowler hat and shoes from Topshop (old), and my Mulberry Alexa satchel. My little gold rings are from & Other Stories (antlers) and Eclectic Eccentricity* (fox) and my watch is by Daniel Wellington.

The River Cam is the main river flowing through the city. Punting is quite popular here (apparently there are more punts in the Cam than any other river in England) and many of the boats passed us as we strolled. I didn't get a chance to go on one this time (I have an irrational fear of taking my DSLR over water) but will hopefully get a chance to if I return in the warmer months. We came across yet another beautiful piece of architecture, the Mathematical Bridge spanning across from Queen's college. Contrary to popular belief, this bridge was not built by Isaac Newton but by James Essex in 1749. Another landmark we saw was the Corpus Clock, a huge working clock designed with an ominous grasshopper-like insect perched on top. It was unveiled to the public in 2008 by Stephen Hawking. Our last destination was Kettle's Yard but there will be a separate post on that as I took way too many photos.


Have you ever been to or would like to visit Cambridge? Or perhaps you are lucky enough to live there ahh! I'd definitely love to explore more of this beautiful city. Also let me know if you recently saw The Theory of Everything and bawled your eyes out like me haha.

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  1. That dress is beautiful!!! lovely, lovely pictures!

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  2. Such a beautiful place, one of my favourites!! Amazing outfit beauty, I love it xxxx

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  3. Every picture looks like a post card. Beautiful scenery and your outfit goes perfect with it ;)

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Sue! I've really been getting into photography so that's such a nice compliment (even though I admit it's extremely easy when you're shooting a location as beautiful as this hehe). xx

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  4. Nice look:) x
    Bianka
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  5. these photos look amazing and you look gorgeous...definitely need to visit Cambridge some time this year as it looks just amazing <3

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  6. <3333 such lovely dress!
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  7. Wonderful photos. I just adore the dress, it feels really romantic. xx

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  8. What a beautiful dress for a beautiful setting <3
    Natalie's

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  9. These pictures are so so gorgeous! I absolutely love your dress. It looks stunning on you.
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  10. Cambridge is such a beautiful place, I've never visited, but I love Oxford! Such amazing cities :) love your photography so much!
    Lydia x
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    1. Thanks so much Lydia! Glad you liked the photos and it's definitely worth a visit (I loved Oxford too)! xx

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  11. love your dress! the sleeves are the perfect length!

    Aine Oh

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    1. Thanks Aine! I love this sleeve length as well <3

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  12. I think this is my favorite post of yours to date! The pictures are beyond stunning and I really feel like I can reach out and touch the ornate designs, smell the green grass, and live in your imagination. <3 Just lovely. :)

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    1. Aww thanks Jenny, that means a lot to me and I'm so happy you like it! <3

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  13. Thanks for your comments. Like your inspiring blog :)

    xoxo
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  14. Great photos, that dress is beautiful and I really want your rings!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  15. This whole outfit is on point! Loving the rings, dress and hat :)

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  16. OBSESSED with the dress - is it vintage? Also love your Mulberry bag.. been wanting to invest in one!

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    Kaley

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    1. Yep, one of my favourite vintage finds. Ahh they're definitely worth it, got mine in a clearance sale a couple of years ago and it's still going strong! x

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  17. Stunning, just stunning. You really can't go wrong with these photos of Cambridge. I like your color palette as well -- the dress & hat are my favorites.
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  18. Love your great blog :)

    xoxo
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  19. I adore Cambridge too but have only been once. You look stunning and I love the details you paired with that amazing dress. :) Big fan of your blog! xo

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  20. This is amazing and so dreamy, I love the charming feel. And your outfit is great, really suitable for the surroundings somehow!

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  21. You definitely chose a good time to publish this post!! looks beautiful, as do you!

    elly from alldeathbydiamonds

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  22. I would LOVE to study at Cambridge, it's stunning. I applied but didn't get in haha! I should visit it some day too. I really want to watch that film, did you enjoy it?

    Corinne x
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  23. Such a pretty dress :) I feel like vintage dresses are made for you !!! xo

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  24. You look so good! That dress is so gorgeous <3
    xx

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  25. I've just discovered your blog! I'm an Australian girl who was going to move to the UK but my ongoing digestion/health problems stopped me, and so am now biding my time until I finally can. I love your dress and all these beautiful pictures of Cambridge. I would love to go someday!
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    Emily | MISS BLACK

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  26. Great outfit, looks good on you. I want that shoes!!!!
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  27. I went there few months ago took similar pictures haha!
    nice post by the way :)

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  28. I am dying, your dress is so stunning! Amazing photos by the way, Cambridge is a nice place :)

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  29. Beautiful dress, this whole post is so lovely!


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  30. Such a beautiful place, I visited there for the first time in the Summer and loved it! Gorgeous pics to xx

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  31. Great photos. I'm originally from Cambridge and absolutely love going back to visit sometimes, it's such an easygoing city and the architecture is beautiful. You captured some of my favourite haunts perfectly :).

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  32. What an absolutely gorgeous place! It's in my travel list already, but this post just made it move up several spots ;-)

    And I love your dress! Gorgeous print.

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  33. OMG the buildings in Cambridge!!!!! i need to go to this place ... x A.

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