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Day Tripping

I visit towns to explore them, and what I discover creates a desire to write; to have some sort of a record of the place and what I know. I’ve been to towns that have allowed me to believe, easily, that I already know quite enough about them; too much in some cases. Cambridge isn’t one of these. I don’t think it would be possible to know too much about Cambridge. Every few years I feel the need to go there and just walk around. On Thursday I went to Cambridge to visit a friend; one who drew me back into acting and someone I hadn’t seen for far too long. I have no intention of writing about that meeting but I thought I’d share a few photographs of the city in term-time on a wet Thursday in May. It was a very good place to be.

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Students’ bicycles: Christ’s Pieces

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They are actually a very friendly bunch in Cambridge. Lots of smiles and very little profanity even when someone is pointing a camera at you.

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Christ’s Pieces

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This is a bookshop, not a library.

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Master’s House. St John’s College

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Holy Sepulchre

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Punting on the Cam

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Now that my friends is a gateway!

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Yes it is 2015

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Where the carols come from on Christmas Eve

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The Senate House

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Would you have studied harder if your college had looked like this?

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My discovery of the visit. I’d never been to the Fitzwilliam before. Next time I go this is the only place I’ll visit. A superb museum and gallery.

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A stunning room with some staggering works of art. Here I was among eighteenth century English painters: Hogarth, Gainsborough, Stubbs ( that fellow understands horses!)

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James

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Simon

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Perfect peace for students of theology

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We stopped into a church: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones were there first.

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