"Of Poets, punts and pieces" Cambridge by GillianMcLaughlin

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"For Cambridge people never smile...

"For Cambridge people never smile
Being urban, squat and packed with guile"

Thus wrote Rupert Brooke; I tend to disagree.

Welcome to Cambridge, ancient seat of learning, the latter half of Oxbridge, and therefore home, for at least their formative years, of many of the greatest thinkers, writers and scientists.

Cambridge surprises many a visitor with its size... or lack of it. Given its worldwide reputation, the city is of refreshingly modest proportions, its main sights making a fulfilling, but not taxing, weekend's-worth of discovery.

It is a city of churches and colleges, waterways and wonderful architecture. It is also a city of mystery and myth: the haunted bookshop; where we find Nosey Parker fighting for attention against Hobson's choice; where an apple tree revealed the laws of gravity to Sir Isaac Newton and where a serene shop-front carries hintsof its former life as a brothel... what more could you want?

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  • Pros:Compact and bijou
  • Cons:Compact and bijou
  • In a nutshell:Compact and bijou
  • Last visit to Cambridge: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    It's time for me to visit that city of mystery...

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2006 at 12:21 PM

    So, multicolour storage boxing it will be. :) PJ

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 2:16 PM

    What, you left Cambridge already? Where are you now? I can come to Glasgow in September just for the beer, are you somewhere near?

  • Mique's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 3:16 AM

    All kinds of meetings.. well when are you coming this way then? Haven't seen you for almost a year now

  • Suet's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 4:32 AM

    Brill time last Sat!!! I had a wonderful time going back to my *home* town, bloody cold on the punts though! Thanks for all the organising dear, it was well worth it!

  • jrs1234's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 12:58 PM

    Hi Gillian - the meeting was a lot of fun - I'm enjoying looking at all the new Cambridge pages this week! Have a great April - cheers!

  • Mar 29, 2005 at 11:13 AM

    Gillian.... thank you, it was so lovely to see you again and the meeting was great fun... just wish we could have stayed longer! See you soon :)) Maria

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2005 at 5:28 AM

    thank you so much for organising a fabulous day out sorry we had to leave before din-dins

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2005 at 2:00 AM

    Great Opening Pic! Abstract Art!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2005 at 3:29 PM

    thank you for a lovely day dear, l cant belive l didnt manage to fall in the Cam, the punt trip was such a treat XX


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