Monday, 12 January 2015
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.