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A few days spent in Cambridge

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Visiting relatives but also having a quick run round to visit old haunts .
This isn’t a history lesson just a few photos showing some of the things we encountered on our way .


Just messing about on the river ..Punting …


Kings College


A big day in their lives , waiting to be presented with their Degrees …


Sand sculpture on the pavement ,very clever ..


Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial .. The Great Mall with the wall of Portland stone with the names & particulars of the missing …

A couple of names you will all know here …


Part of the Chapel ceiling …. truly amazing ..


Stars and stripes …

The American Expeditionary Forces during world War 1 ,promised that " Time will not dim the glory of their deeds ."

I enjoyed my few days away and hope you enjoyed seeing a little of it with me …

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Lovely blue skies, lovely photo's. The sand art is amazing, what talent.
The American Cemetery is beautifully kept, I have often gone past it, but never been round it. Brings it all home how many were lost or missing!

5 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you for sharing your day out with us. War cemeteries are always very poignant.

5 Apr, 2016

 

The first couple of photo's bring back some memories! I met my husband there as a student and 8 years later got married there, and even had a ride in a punt on our wedding day! What a beautiful place..... Have you had a chance to visit the botanical gardens?

5 Apr, 2016

 

Lovely pics and interesting information, my daughter has just finished her degree at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge is lovely and she loved it, we did not see enough of it on our sparse visits but the City is lovely ☺

6 Apr, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

Very interesting blog did not know the Joseph Kennedy history.

6 Apr, 2016

 

Lovely blog and beautiful pics Amy. My favourite bit of Cambridge is at the back of King's College chapel where there are two fantastic cherry trees with thick white blossom in April. You've inspired me to visit the American cemetery next time . . .

6 Apr, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thank you all for your comments Honeysuckle the American cemetery is maintained beautifully its a credit to them ,the blue skies weren't always blue as you can see on the last photo rain on the lens ! Lovely memories of a happy day for you Amsterdam a friend of ours wasn't so lucky her new husband drowned when punting on the river ,we have visited the Botanical gardens previously unfortunately time didn't allow it this time .. Jane its worth taking another a longer visit I'm sure your daughter will want to relive her happy student days in the future .Brian there's loads of stories like those on the walls of the visitor center unbelievable stories of bravery .. Sheila the Backs of Kings College are a real tourist attraction we use to like to go after the May Ball when the whole of the 'Backs' are littered with bodies where they dropped where they slept along the river bank in their ball gowns glasses strewn everywhere ,I can imagine the headaches the next morning :o))

6 Apr, 2016

 

Cambridge is a beautiful place, I really enjoyed it when we went, so much to see and explore, ended up with loads of photo's, I have never yet visited either the Botanical Gardens or the American Cemetery but they are on the list..
Thankyou for sharing Amy, pleased you had a good time...

6 Apr, 2016

 

That was very interesting :)

6 Apr, 2016

amy
Amy
 

You won't regret it Sue both are well worth a visit the punting is not to be missed either , Thanks Hywel I'm glad you think so x

7 Apr, 2016

 

Very interesting blog visited the Wimpole estate Cambridge yesterday also well worth a visit.

7 Apr, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Wimpole Estate is on our list Peter we didn't have the time last week , we belong to National Trust so like to make use of the subscription Knowing you found it interesting is more reason for us to go ,Thanks :o)

7 Apr, 2016

 

Him Indoors and I spent a few days just outside Cambridge. We went into the town on what must have been the hottest day of the year and nearly faded away from the heat. Didn't get very far and finally gave in. Consequently we didn't see any sights in your photos. Now I think we should maybe go back as it looks wonderful.

11 Apr, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Was that this year Arbu... I didn't think we've had any hot days this year , yes you must go back one day try to go to the botanical gardens thats worth a visit or if its hot cool off in the Fitzwilliam Museum :o)

11 Apr, 2016

 

No, it was last year, May I think. We are about 2 hours, maybe less, from Cambridge so I think we will return. We have seen the gardens as many years ago we had friends living at Cherry Hinton and they took us there.

11 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you for the blog Amy. Very interesting and moving to see the wall of our fallen comrades. I'm sure they are in a better place. They paid the ultimate price for us - the price of freedom.

15 May, 2016

 

Interesting Amy. Thank you.

9 Jul, 2016

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