King’s College is the granddaddy of Cambridge and the most photographed. It’s due mostly to the cathedral, which is quite impressive. It is, however, at least for me, difficult to get pictures that truly convey the light, airy feel of this structure. But you will at least get a sense of it from the following. There are other pics of the college as well, not just the church.
Archive for August, 2013
Many of the colleges have famous people associated with them. One of Christ College’s is Darwin. It is an attractive college.
Now that we are home, I have had a little time today to look at my pictures from England. Here are a few more from Lavenham.
There is, some 35-40 miles east of Cambridge, the improbable town of Lavenham. This former wool town, once one of the richest in England, is just so much fun to see. Like so many towns preserved by poverty after its boom, much of the original architecture remains. As a result there is this wonderful town of 15th-17th century buildings all leaning at dizzying angles complemented by delightful colors.
When we arrived in Cambridge we soon met another couple just arriving in the neighboring apartment. What fun to learn they are Italian, living outside of Milan. Andrea is a techno wiz and helped Richard, our host, set up WiFi in our apartment – a long, challenging process. While that was going on Laura, who teaches English to Italian children, was interpreting a letter Kristi had found written by an Italian during World War I. Before we knew it Andrea and Laura had invited is to dinner the next night, cooked by them. Richard brought wine, we brought wine and antipasti. Laura and Andrea cooked carbonara, which I now know how to make, and turkey stuffed with ham and cheese. I love that we had this Italian connection here in Cambridge – and we ate well!
Richard, Andrea, Laura and Kristi
We saw a number of colleges including the iconic King’s College yesterday, but it was Pembroke that we liked best. Though Christopher Wren’s first building ever is the chapel here, it was the gardens, lawns and Victorian buildings that grabbed our attention.
Love how the shadows from all the towers and chimneys look on the lawn.
We arrived in Cambridge yesterday, got to our apartment and went looking for lunch. We found Limoncello, a little slice of Italy where we had a great lunch. This place has a half dozen wonderful pestos, olive bar, meats, cheese, fabulous bread, grocery items. Just wonderful.
The wall and ceiling painted with lemons.
Limoncello, 212 Mill Road, Cambridge