May 9, 2016

Cambridge Spring

It's no secret that I enjoy exploring new places, so I opted to see the university city on the river Cam a few weeks ago.

Although the history of the place goes as far as the Bronze Age, the town earned a significant role in 1209 after the university was established. But it wasn't until the 20th century that it gained a city charter. During that period also occurred the biggest population growth and nowadays it has around 125,000 residents, 1/5 of which are students. The city has a small but vibrant downtown; that's where I started my journey.

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Interestingly, Cambridge is the city with the highest level of cycle use in the UK.

The main streets were packed with neat structures, but a bit overcrowded for my taste. So, I left to explore some of the city's side alleys...

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..and soon I started enjoying individual colleges.

Gonville and Caius College

Gonville and Caius College

corpus christi college

Corpus Christi College

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St John's College

At St John's College, I spent more time - it offers a large variety of cool scenes to look at..

Bridge of Sighs

Besides the exteriors, interiors as well

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A pleasant surprise to me was that the campus also has an interesting complex of buildings from the early 1960s...

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...full of bold details and remarkable corners to discover.

The Cripps Building

Later I found out that this architectural trend can be seen across the city. Accommodation in Christ's College, for example.

or Radcliffe Court in the downtown.

Radcliffe Court

I kept going around and enjoyed early spring.

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if you enjoyed the article, you might also enjoy my other posts about England, such as..:

a trip to another magnificent piece of the UK’s coastline and the Canterbury Cathedral

Dover & Canterbury

This features a Gothic cathedral from 1258, also with a historic document: Magna Carta.

Salisbury & Stonehenge

Alternatively, visit my Blog Archives for other places and topics. Thanks for reading!

Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Stories



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