Street scenes from the famous university city in south east England.
(Photos/words © urban75, June 7th 2008)
Some photos taken as we strolled around the streets of Cambridge on our way to/from the Strawberry Fair one day festival.
Among the great and the good who have attended Cambridge Universities, you can find William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood in 1628; Isaac Newton, who worked on gravitation in 1687; Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory in 1859; Ernest Rutherford, who split the atom in 1903; and scientist Professor Stephen Hawking who wrote the best selling 'Brief History of Time' book in 1988 (like many others, I failed to see that particular book through to the end).
Flamboyant architecture on Hills Road, the main road into town from the station.
The alleyways of Cambridge.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (known locally as the Round Church) is one of only four round Norman church in England. all built following the First Crusade in 1097.
Constructed around 1130 by the 'fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre', the distinctive round arches are typical of Norman church architecture.
Punting on the River Cam.
The former home of Jim Ede - formerly a curator at the Tate Gallery - houses a superb collection of 20th century art including works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Alfred Wallis, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Henri Gaudier-Breszka.
Situated in Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, there's a contemporary and modern art gallery next door (see below).
Kettle's Yard art gallery with a bit of a ho-hum set of prints on offer.
The Cambridge & County Folk Museum is next door, but we didn't have time to check it out.
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