Sunday, July 07, 2013


We were torn between taking a day trip to Cambridge or Oxford. Cambridge won out. We hopped a train and had a fairly decent trek into town. We were "winging it" with no particular places in mind. The colleges that were open to the public all had some type of museum or historic element that could be visited. We popped into the Natural History Museum to find a restroom and we discovered a dinosaur skeleton (and a school group).

We tackled two places. The first was the Fitzwilliam Museum. The entry was free, but no photos. The building was quite large and the collection a jumble of old paintings, a ton of 18th century porcelain, and a smattering of contemporary pieces. While the museum may never forgive me for saying this, it seemed like a place to house the collected items of former students.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Fitzwilliam Green

The second place was Kings Chapel at Kings College. This storied Gothic building featured the carvings and stained glass one expected. The fan ceiling was spectacular. There is a cost to tour, but well worth it.

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Graffiti has a long tradiiton
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We also strolled along the River Cam admiring the punts and the idyllic scenery. When I picture Cambridge or Oxford, these scenes come to mind. What is not shown on TV are all of the vendors hawking punt rides. I guess everyone must make a living somehow.

Through the Trees


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My kind of punt
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We enjoyed lunch at The Cambridge Chop House. Hearty meat selections for lunch. All delicious.

Table for Two

Gayda Syrah
Gayda Syrah was a wonderful companion to our meal
Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine
Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine served with toasted bread and apple compote. Lovely
Beetroot Cured Salmon
Beet Cured Salmon delighted my hubby
Honey Roasted Duck Leg with Bubble and Squeak
Honey Roasted Duck Leg with Bubble and Squeak. Duck legs in the UK are huge and very tasty.
Sausages and Buttered Mash with Peppercorn Sauce
Sausages and Buttered Mash with a Peppercorn Sauce. Who says British food isn't good?
I will leave you with a few more photos of Cambridge:

Red Pointer

Toni's Ices

Laundress Lane

Cambridge View

Keep Off The Grass

King's College Silhouette

Cambridge View

Round Church 1

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