Cambridge Tour
 CAMBRIDGE  "can such places be?"

"the most beautiful city in Europe" 

Cambridge. Miraculum orbis, wonder of the world; annexe to heaven. Mediaeval courts; emerald, velvet-soft lawns; the unearthly beauty of Kings*; Newton's room and garden where he experimented and, yes, that apple tree - think of him "forever voyaging through strange seas of thought"; the calm of the tree-fringed Backs; the willow-shrouded banks of the Cam; the Bridge of Sighs; the American cemetery; Darwin's college and specimens from his famous voyage; the pub where the structure of DNA was announced; punting on the Cam (we'll get a really generous discount if you want to take a turn - or, indeed, just go along for the ride). Let alone leafy streets and twisty alleys; and the whispering wind and yellow lantern; the shadowed passage and haunted bookstore; bicycling students; cheese and fish stalls in the market; people who talk like books... Here's a photo-essay.  And more video anyone? Here's a little how-it-works job - the logistics, the practical details, etc. And here's a hot-off-the-press Cambridge piece that was earmarked for the London Walks Blog but found a home here instead. You'll learn something fairly tasty from it.

*And-a one and-a two... take it away, Simon. In short, here's some audio for you.
  In the Winter 2014-15 London Walks programme
we go to Cambridge on:
Saturday, February 28
Monday, April 6
Saturday, May 2
Meet Simon at 9 am by the main ticket office –
near the Leon Cafe –
of King's Cross  Railway Station
Tariff £43
Here's another video glimpse of the tour. This one's a peek beneath the bonnet – a look at the particulars, the practicals, the logistics (what happens/how it works).

Cambridge photos by David Tucker, Alex Alava, Rob Roy - and others.

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