I suddenly realised that I had never shown any photos of this lovely city, so after having the chariot removed from my bike, I was free to cycle into the City Centre. Cambridge is a cyclists paradise with paths and tracks away from busy main roads and the bike is so well catered for.
I cycled across Coe Fen stopping at the bottom of Mill Road to take a picture of the punts on the River Cam.
|Scudamores punts waiting for business|
|Kings College Chapel|
|Bridges cross the Cam all the way along|
|Bagpipers busking outside The Senate House|
|The town side of Kings College Chapel from Kings Parade|
|Was this THE Professor Stephen Hawking?|
|Trinity College entrance|
... and over the entrance is the figure of Henry VIII, the founder, who holds a table leg because his sword was stolen many, many years ago!!!
But I had to press on and so the next stop was at the Corpus Clock that my granddaughter
never really likes to see. I think the 'grasshopper' or 'locust' on the top that 'eats' the seconds away is rather frightening. Personally, I could stand for hours just watching it!!
Round the corner from the clock is The Eagle pub, that doesn't look much from the street but is very historic and is where, in 1953, Francis Crick and his partner, James Watson announced that they had 'discovered the secret of life' or as we know it, DNA.
|The red plaque on the wall has the history of this pub|
I couldn't leave the centre of Cambridge without this photo; a small selection of all the bicycles you see about the city; and this was a quiet day as the colleges had 'gone down' for Christmas.
|Bike park by the Market Square|
|School buildings around the cricket/rugby pitch.|
|Round balls of mistletoe|