Sunday in Cambridge
Sunday 30th August 2020
Arrived in Cambridge around lunchtime, had lunch at the market, then a wander round Cambridge in the afternoon including a visit to King's College Chapel.
Cambridge August 2020
One of the churches on the way into Cambridge - I think we particularly liked the gargoyles.
The tapas stall where Erika and I got our (not very healthy) lunch.
Erika sharing some patatas bravas and aubergine fritters with me. These were quite good.
The market seen from the place where we stood to eat our tapas, no seating available anywhere.
The Corpus Clock.
A man busking from inside a bin.
Sweet shop window with a reflection of part of King's College.
Chie and Erika in an alleyway somewhere near King's College.
Looking back down the alleyway to King's.
Vines growing beside a church.
Seems they're already past veraison - and also maybe a bit magnesium deficient like mine?
Heading to King's College for our visit to the chapel.
Heading into the chapel.
Inside the chapel. Chie and I had been in once before, in 2011, but if anything it seemed more impressive today - perhaps it was the constrast between the dull grey skies outside and the brilliant light inside.
Or maybe some restoration work had taken place in the interim? The stained glass windows were a riot of colour today, really spectacular.
You'd really think it was a sunny blue sky sort of a day outside.
After leaving the chapel, the college green. Unfortunately under the current circumstances you don't really get to see any more of the colloge on the tour.
To the river.
We followed the sign to go and take a look at the Cam.
Spotted a floating bar, this looked excellent.
Nice view of the backs here I thought.
A guy propoelling his kayak with a spade.
More wandering around Cambridge.
Almost a bit of blue sky there?
I think this is one of the gates to Trinity College.
I thought this was quite a nice scene, with the bike, the wall, and the flowers.
We went to check into our hotel, and had a laze around there for a bit, but I felt compelled to get out and have another stroll. Near our hotel - possibly Pembroke College?
A takeaway pint from the Mill Inn. Yes the plastic pint glass spoils the aesthetic a bit, but given the Mill had a park immediately opposite this was effectively yhe only functioning pub in Cambridge - the only place you could turn up and have an impromptu pint without needing a table reservation.
I should add there were plenty of recycling bins nearby.
The mathematical bridge.
Gate to Queen's College.
I thought this little lane was cute and made a mental note that we should buy a house here for when Erika comes to Cambridge.
Out for dinner, although our efforts to find a suitable place weren't very successful, so we ended up getting takeaway and taking it back to our hotel.
Nice sky from this spot where I waited for our takeaway.
The view from our hotel room.
I suppose takeaway at the hotel worked quite well in a way as we could each have different things - Chie and I had pho, Erika had a burger from Five Guys.
Headed out for an evening drink to round off the day after dinner, and were just a bit too late to catch the sunset.
Back to the Mill Inn, it being the only functioning pub in Cambridge this weekend.
Very quiet around here this evening!
The three of us having our al fresco evening drinks. It was actually a bit chilly at this point.
The Mill in the evening.
Tiny bit of pink sky remaining.
Erika wearing my jacket because she was cold.
Cheers, The Mill. You are now my favourite pub in Cambridge.
Walked back by way of the Corpus clock again.