Cambridge photos (part 2)
More scenes from around this attractive university city.
(Photos/words © urban75, June 7th 2008)
On the River Cam.
Punting on the River Cam.
Old Schools and Senate House.
Trinity Lane, Cambridge.
Fine Tudor building.
Faced with an urgent need for a new water supply, Thomas Hobson constructed a causeway in 1614 which transported water from springs at Nine Wells near Shelford outside Cambridge into the city centre.
Although the conduit head has been moved from the market place to the corner of Lensfield Road, the water channels still run along Trumpington Street.
Incidentally, Thomas Hobson gave the world the expression, 'Hobson's choice' (meaning there's only a take-it-or-leave-it option available).
Hobson (1544–1630) was also a livery stable owner at Cambridge, England who, in order to rotate the use of his horses, offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in the stall nearest the door or taking none at all.
The impressive King's College gatehouse.
Parked bikes - millions of 'em - by the railway station.
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